Official Ambassador of Music for Macon, Georgia—Home of the "Southern Sound"
Joey Stuckey is a blind musician with an insightful vision.
Born in Green Cove Springs, Florida, Joey Stuckey is an award-winning blind guitarist, songwriter, singer, composer, producer, radio & TV personality, music columnist, educator, inspirational speaker, and sound engineer. Joey's guitar style is reminiscent of rocker Jeff Beck and jazzer Wes Montgomery while his vocal influences range from Mel Torme to Gregg Allman—these influences have inspired an original sound that Stuckey calls "jazz infused rock with southern attitude". 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. Joey continued his musical education by studying with renowned jazz guitarists Stanley Jordan and Steve Crowell.
Stuckey is the owner and sound engineer of a recording facility Shadow Sound Studio which boasts vintage analog gear and state-of-the-art digital technology. He also owns and operates a 24-hour internet radio station, WTMT, where he promotes independent music of all genres. Joey has hosted numerous independent music programs on terrestrial radio in Macon, GA, and online with his popular show "Audio Style" and his tv-show "15 Minutes of Fame". Stuckey has also been a featured music columnist for the webzines Artist Launch Mag and The Tub Magazine where he served as the assistant editor. He currently contributes columns to The Portal Magazine and in addition, he has been the adaptive technology correspondent for Dialogue Magazine which is a publication dedicated to the needs of the blind. Recently, Stuckey has taken on the role of music publisher and has a growing catalog of great songs in multiple genres. His publishing companies include Sociology Publishing (BMI) and Sign Wave Publishing (ASCAP).
Joey Stuckey and his band have shared the stage with legendary artists like Ted Nugent, Bad Company, Trisha Yearwood, James Brown, Clarence Carter, Wet Willie, the B-52's, Kevn Kinney from Drivin' N Cryin, and Smashmouth. In his other roles as either producer, composer, music columnist, sound engineer or hired musician, Stuckey has worked with musical greats like 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), Danny Seraphin (drummer from supergroup Chicago and currently with California Transit Authority—CTA), Hamp Swain (the Original King Bee), Lee Brice, 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), Doyle Dykes, Connie Haines (from Harry James and The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra), Ike Turner, Carole King, Chris Hillman (from the Byrds and Desert Rose Band), Jerry Peake (bassist for Steve Morse Band), Ben Tucker (Herbie Mann, Mel Torme), John Dunn (Earth, Wind, and Fire), Jimmy Hall (from Wet Willie, Hank Williams, Jr., and the Nighthawks), Charlie Daniels, George McCorkle (from Marshall Tucker Band), Razzy Bailey, Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Robert McDuffie, Maestro Robert Spano (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra), Sammy Nestico (composer/arranger for Frank Sinatra and the Count Basie Orchestra), and actor Ron Lester from the movies "Goodburger" and "Varsity Blues" and the WB television show "Popular". Joey has been featured in many national and international media publications including PRI's "The World", GPB's "Georgia Gazette", and "Big Takeover Magazine".
Stuckey is currently active in student instruction for guitar, voice, music theory, and sound engineering and is a professor of music technology at Mercer University. No stranger to musical theater, he was the music director for Macon State College's production of "The Rocky Horror Show" in the fall of 2002.
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 more than a few legends.
* What is the music industry saying about Joey Stuckey
"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 for Patsy Cline and Mandy Barnett and VP of National Musicians Union)
"Dude, you're the greatest."---Chuck Leavelle (keyboardist 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/Neumann)
"Joey is one of the most amazing guitarists I know."---Ian Copeland (booking agent and tour manager for Sting)
Joey's "skills on the guitar and his ingenuity when instrumenting his songs make this project a must for all fans of alternative music."—American Country Magazine
Joey is "blessed with a good solid singing voice and is also capable of writing interesting and clever lyrics."—Ear Candy Magazine
Joey Stuckey's "vocal performance really steals the show."—Music Street Journal
"On his new album So Far, Stuckey has created a warm and inviting brew of American Rock, subtly different in its varying tastes over 16 tracks. All of those 16 tracks are samples of the diversities found within the talents of Joey Stuckey, who impressively fills each song with his lightning-fast, '70s influenced guitar, and his able voice."--MusicTAP