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Joey Stuckey

Joey Stuckey

...a blind musician with an insightful vision.

Joey Stuckey is a blind guitarist, songwriter, singer, composer, producer, radio personality, teacher, and sound engineer. Stuckey lost his sight and sense of smell as an infant as the result of a brain tumor. Despite these limitations, he remained in mainstream education. Scholastically outstanding, Joey Stuckey graduated from high school at the age of 14.

At the age of 17 he began his musical career by taking classical guitar lessons from noted music professor Terry Cantwell, while attending classes at Mercer University where he earned a minor in history and a major in marketing.

At the age of 21, he released his debut album “Take a Walk in the Shadows” which has been highly acclaimed by those who have listened. Stuckey has subsequently opened his own digital recording facility called Shadow Sound Studio and has hosted three radio programs dedicated to preserving and promoting Georgia music. His second album debuted in 1999 entitled “Ironies, Pain, and the Light That Guides”. This was followed by two live albums entitles “Live and Stuff” in 2000 and “Live and More Stuff: The Sequel to the Prequel” in 2001. His current album entitled “So Far” is a collection of the favorite songs from the previous four records with two new tracks. Stuckey is currently working on his debut jazz album entitled “Sneakin’” and well as his country album entitled “Welcome to Stuckey Country: Population You”.

Stuckey’s classically trained chops and great ear have been acclaimed by the Atlanta Society of Entertainers with their Recording Artist of the Year Award in 1999, the Little Jimmy Dempsey Award for Musical Excellence in 2000 and 2005, and the Jazz Artist of the Year in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005. He won the Cotton Carrier Award in 2000 from the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame for his numerous contributions to the Georgia music community. Stuckey won the 2004 Reader’s Choice Award in the Eleventh Hour Magazine for best singer/songwriter. He is also an artist in good standing of GACAA (Georgia Assembly of Community Arts Agencies), a voting member of the Atlanta Chapter of NARAS (National Association of Recording Arts & Sciences), BMI, a founding member of the Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association, the first of the Macon Chapter of GMIA (Georgia Music Industry Association), and the youngest member appointed to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Advisory Committee. Stuckey also has extensive experience in fundraising and successfully securing sponsors for various artist endeavors from CD release parties to the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Stuckey and his band have opened for legendary artists like Ted Nugent, Bad Company, Trisha Yearwood, James Brown, Wet Willie, the B-52’s, and Smashmouth. In his other roles as either producer, composer, and sound engineer or hired musician, Stuckey has worked with musical greats like Trisha Yearwood, Hughie Thomasson (From Lynyrd Skynard and the Outlaws), Jimmy Herring (from The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Frog Wing, The Allman Brothers Band, and The Others/Grateful Dead), comedian Tim Wilson, Allen Vizzuti (from Chick Corea, Doc Severinson Orchestra, and Chuck Mangione), David Ragsdale (from Kansas and The Smashing Pumpkins), Randall Bramblett (from Traffic, Steve Winwood Band and Gregg Allman Band), Connie Haines (from Harry James and The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra), Clarence Carter and Sammy Nestico (composer/arrangers for Frank Sinatra and the Count Basie Orchestra). Stuckey’s guitar style is reminiscent of rocker Jeff Beck and jazzer Wes Montgomery. His vocal influences range from Mel Torme’ to Gregg Allman.

Joey Stuckey is also currently active in student instruction for guitar, voice, and music theory. He was the music director for Macon State College’s production of “The Rocky Horror Show” in the fall of 2002.

Stuckey’s gift for music has impressed music professionals from some of the industries largest manufacturers of musical equipment. He currently has premiere artist endorsements with Line 6, Samick Guitars, Levy’s Leathers, Sennheiser, DR Strings, Microphone Madness, Morley Pedals, Nelson Custom Case Company, Icon Identities, Root Solutions, and Indie Band Manager.

In short, Joey Stuckey is a young man with an enormous talent, clear vision, and a tireless work ethic who is well respected by his peers, fans, and even a few legends.

Here are examples of what the music industry is saying about Joey---

“Joey, you do good work and you’re a fine player. I love your playing, I love your music, I love what you do, and I love you brother.”---Doyle Dykes (artist and Taylor endorser)

“Joey, you’re amazing.”---Harold Bradley (producer and VP of National Musicians Union)

“Dude, you’re the greatest.”---Chuck Leavelle (keyboarding for Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton)

“Boy, Joey can sing and play.”---Derek St. Holmes (vocalist for Ted Nugent)

“Joey Stuckey is a technical and rhythmic monster.”—Kristy Jo Haima (Sennheiser)

“Joey is one of the most amazing guitarists I know.”---Ian Copeland (booking agent and tour manager for Sting)

Music Industry Endorsements for Joey Stuckey

Anarchy Sound Software Microphone Madness

Apollo Technologies Mixmeister Technology

Arturia Morely Guitar Pedals

BPM Detector Pro Nelson Custom Case Company

Camel Audio P Soft/Chromostream

Core Media Group Peavey

Crysonic PreSonus

DR String Root Solutions

Graphtech Samick Guitars

HEAR Technologies Sennheiser/Neumann

IK Multimedia/Sample Tank SpinAudio Software

ImTOO Software Sustainiac

Indie Band Manager SWR

Innovative Music Systems, Inc. Tonal Alchemy

Klanglabs Ultrasone

Leavy’s Leathers Vocoder Plug-ins

Line 6 Voxengo Software

Meinl Percussion & Cymbals

Find out more about Joey and his music at his website http://http://www.joeystuckey.com/

PRS, TLC Radio, January 2006

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