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Zyndall Raney Band to Perform At KASU's June Bluesday Tuesday


JONESBORO, Ark. — The Zyndall Raney Band, which plays crossover pop-country and rockabilly standards, will perform June 10 at the Bluesday Tuesday concert at the Newport Country Club, 703 Walker Drive, beginning at 7 p.m. KASU, the broadcasting service at Arkansas State University, presents the once-a-month concert.

The Zyndall Raney Band was created from the members of the "Jeannie & The Guys" band after the passing of Jeannie Hendrix, the band’s drummer and namesake, earlier this year. These members bring years of on-stage experience to a new level and hope to continue the tradition of "Jeannie & The Guys" in providing quality entertainment.

Zyndall Raney Band
Pictured left to right:  Marcus Grady, Bill Lewis, Bill Davis, Doug Greeno, Zyndall Raney, Donna Lewis, and Mike Gio.

Zyndall Raney is a veteran keyboard player and vocalist who inherited his father Wayne Raney’s musical talent and his legendary recording studio. Raney grew up in the music business and is the owner and president of the Raney Recording Studio. He has provided piano and vocal support on numerous recording sessions for artists whose records he has produced at Raney Studios. He is also an experienced recording engineer.

Arkansan Wayne Raney was a nationally known country music star and harmonica player best known for recording and touring with the Delmore Brothers, a country and western duo, and for his radio programs that were broadcast on powerful stations in the 1930s and 1940s.

Doug Greeno, who has played in Jackson County nightspots since the 1950s, is a featured vocalist with the Zyndall Raney Band. Greeno was a member of the King's Four, a band that played at Bob King's Capri Club in Swifton in the 1960s. He worked with Sonny Burgess and the Sun Rhythm section on a Smithsonian documentary about rock's roots.

Other members include Marcus Grady, lead guitar and vocals; Bill Lewis, bass guitar; Donna Lewis, vocals; Mike Gio, drums; and vocalist Bill Davis who dresses as a popular 1950s Memphis rock-and-roller.

Bluesday Tuesday concerts on the second Tuesday night each month in Newport are presented by KASU, the broadcasting service of Arkansas State University with funding support from ASU-Newport, C and C Distributors, and Harris Ford. There is no membership fee or cover charge and the public is welcome. It's a KASU tradition to pass the hat for the band.

For more information, contact KASU station manager Mike Doyle at 870-972-3486 or email mdoyle@astate.edu.