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Joey Stuckey - Blind Man Drivin' (Radio Edit)



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This new high energy single shows off Stuckey's powerful vocals and blistering guitar licks alongside a cookin' rhythm section and full horn section.

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Artist Biography

Joey Stuckey
Senate Records
P.O. Box 13526
Macon, GA 31208
(478) 742-7956

Official Ambassador of Music for Macon, Georgia—
Home of the “Southern Sound”

2012 Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Official Gibson Guitars Endorser

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
(www.shadowsoundstudio.com) 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), Joe Solo (producer for Fergie and Macy Gray), Alan Parsons (engineer/
producer for Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Alan Parons Project), 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”, Joe Solo
(producer Macy Gray and Fergie). 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
Joey Stuckey Discography
• 1995 “Take a Walk in the Shadows”
• 1999 “Ironies, Pain, and the Light That Guides”
• 2000 “Live and Stuff”
• 2001 “Live and More Stuff: The Sequel to the Prequel”
• 2003 “So Far”
• 2009 “Oceanside”
• 2011 “The Shadow Sound”
• 2012 “Mixture”—Joey’s first full length jazz album
Spent 5 weeks on CMJ Top 40 Jazz Charts peaking at Number 9
• “Live and Stuff” and “Live and More Stuff” were both recorded at the historic
Douglass Theater in Macon, Georgia, where Little Richard, Otis Redding,
James Brown and other southern greats made their debut.
• 2014 "The Acoustic Sessions, Volume 1"
Honors & Awards
• 1999--Atlanta Society of Entertainers Recording Artist of the Year
• 2000—Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame Cotton Carrier Award
• 2000 & 2005--Atlanta Society of Entertainers Little Jimmy Dempsey Award for
Musical Excellence
• 2001-2009—Atlanta Society of Entertainers Jazz Artist of the Year
• 2004—Reader’s Choice Award for singer/songwriter, “11th Hour Magazine”
• 2006—Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame Ray Melton “Music Man” Award
• 2006—Appointed the official Ambassador of Music for Macon, Georgia, by its
Mayor and city council
• 2007—Atlanta Society of Entertainers Jimmy Bryant “Guitar Man” Award
• 2009—Prominently featured in “Street Singers, Soul Shakers, Rebels Without a
Cause: Music From Macon”
• 2010—Proclamation and Key to the City of Green Cove Springs, Florida
• 2011—NewTown Macon Special Recognition Award for Partners in Progress
• 2012—Atlanta Society of Entertainers Recording Artist of the Year
• 2012—Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee—Music Education
• 2012—Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame Award for Organization of the Year-
Shadow Sound Studio
• NARAS/Grammy (National Association of Recording Arts & Sciences)—Atlanta
Chapter, voting member
• GMIA (Georgia Music Industry Association), President Emeritus Macon
• BMI (writer)
• International Jazz Educators Association
• GACCA (Georgia Assembly of Community Arts Agencies)
• Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association, founding member
• Georgia Music Hall of Fame Advisory Committee, youngest appointed member
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
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
"Joey has an amazing set of ears and a huge wealth of music and
production knowledge and is fun to work with. He shines at
taking a song and bringing it to a whole new level."—Joe Solo
(producer, Macy Gray and Fergie)
“For a cat that started out in classical guitar, (Joey’s) turned into
a riffing shredder that can choogle along the lines of anyone from
Frank Zappa to Al diMeola.”—The Midwest Record
“Stuckey happens to be blind, (but) nothing stands in this cat’s
way while playing as technically proficient and as artistically as
gifted as any guitarist you can think of…..when it comes to
Stuckey think Steve Morse meets Jeff Beck…..Stuckey is that rare
artist that can touch your heart and set your hair on fire
simultaneously…..Stuckey’s guitar playing is clean and precise
with the finesse of a surgeon and the melodic heart of a
poet.”-----Critical Jazz, Nov 2012

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