Theatre Professor, Alumnus Releases New Album

Frontier Circus

CONWAY, Ark. (December 20, 2012) - Hendrix College theatre professor Danny Grace and his band The Frontier Circus recently released a new four-song EP on Little Rock's Max Recordings/Ironic.

The record is a follow-up to the band's 2011 LP A Little Bit Psycho … A Little Bit Western.

A must-have Christmas gift for any aficionado of garage rock and country and western music, it's available on iTunes and on 12-inch 45-RPM vinyl at Arkansas CD & Record Exchange in North Little Rock and Been Around Records, and by mail at grace@hendrix.edu.

It includes songs by Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra, The Velvet Underground, Cher, and Glen Campbell. Songs include: "Some Velvet Morning," "All Tomorrow's Parties," "Half-Breed," and "Rhinestone Cowboy."

In addition to Professor Grace on vocals, guitar, and Theremin, The Frontier Circus includes Daredevil Dave (Dave Hoffpauir) on drums, Lightin' Lou (Louisa Rook) on bass guitar, and Victor El Valente (Jason Weinheimer) on guitar.

For more information on the project, read this interview with Grace that appeared in the Arkansas Times.

Professor Grace, a 1977 Hendrix graduate, joined the Hendrix theatre faculty in 1985.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.