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Ruckus plans raucous, rowdy concert at new Beaches club
By Tamara McClaran, Shorelines correspondent

While the music is important, a band's name also gives a group
definition and personality.

For the band Ruckus, the name is more than innovative and
imaginative. Making a commotion on stage is what they do best.

"When we were looking at names, Ruckus fit the way we were and
still are," said Larry Raulerson, one of the band's founders.

"We like to have fun and we like the crowd to have fun, too."

Ruckus intends to get raucous and rowdy Friday and Saturday
nights when it plays Cliff's at the Beach in Neptune Beach.
                                                                        The band Ruckus, which will be playing at the Beaches
The band's distinctive sound is tight and strong with a country         this weekend, is Larry Raulerson (from left), Ken
                                                                        Maroney, Wayne Lindsey, Jay Geuder and Scott Cain.
style that rocks heavy. Ruckus has been compared to Rascall Flatts
and Diamond Rio.

They have a catalog of originals and also play a diverse mix of country and classic rock covers from a variety of artists
including Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, the Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp and Gavin

"It's cutting edge, the rock 'n' roll edge of country," Raulerson said. "We have a
hard-driven sound."                                                                  If you go
                                                                                     Ruckus plays 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
In addition to Raulerson on bass and vocals, Ruckus includes Ken Maroney,            at Cliff's at the Beach, 1401 Atlantic
                                                                                     Blvd., Neptune Beach. For more
Jay Geuder and Scott Cain on guitar and vocals, and Wayne Lindsey on drums.          information, call 249-2777 or visit
                                                                            For more information
All of the musicians are seasoned and experienced. They say quality                  on Ruckus, visit
musicianship and vocal harmonies distinguish this band from others. Although
they all have day jobs outside of the music business, being a member of Ruckus is more than a hobby.

"We take it seriously and we don't take anything for granted," Raulerson said.

Raulerson and Maroney have been with the band since it formed in 1995. Both played in other bands, including together
in Picture Red. Maroney, a drummer vocalist in other bands, plays acoustic guitar and is Ruckus' frontman.

"He (Ken) really enjoys working a crowd and knows how to get the audience going," Raulerson said.

Lindsey has been with Ruckus since 1997 and played with several groups, including the short-lived River City Opry.
Geuder joined Ruckus last year after relocating from Virginia. Cain, a well-known session player, also came on board
around the same time. Wayne Elton is the group's sound technician.

While Maroney is the group's lead vocalist, nearly everyone in the band shares vocal duties.
Ruckus plans raucous, rowdy concert at new Beaches club
By Tamara McClaran, Shorelines correspondent
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"We are out to please the audience so they're not listening to one person all night," Raulerson said. "We do harmonies
other groups wouldn't do."

Raulerson writes a lot of the band's original material. The country/rock band is working on its second CD, a follow-up to
New Stories, which is available on the band's Web site. Although the band likes to have fun when they perform, they're
not afraid to tackle serious issues in their original music.

"We talk about what we've been through together as a band," Raulerson said.

Ruckus plays all over the region and has opened for several national acts, including Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels and
Trick Pony. The band plays frequently at Cliff's Bar and Grill on Monument Road as well as Cliff's at the Beach, which
opened in March.

Located in the new Days Inn on Atlantic Boulevard in Neptune Beach, Cliff's at the Beach is the newest venture of Jim
and Lori Rose, who purchased the Monument Road location two years ago and manage the new location at the Beach.

With so many established clubs at the Beach, some might wonder how a new club will make it.

"We are really catering to Boomers," said Lori Rose. "All of the other clubs are so young, especially at the Beach."

The motel's lounge area has been remodeled with a new sound system and stage. They don't serve food, but plan to do so
once they find someone to lease the kitchen.

Cliff's at the Beach offers live music on Friday and Saturday nights for a 21-and-over crowd. There is no cover charge.
Cliff's at the Beach is open 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily.