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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Joey Stuckey Award Winning Blind Guitarist





Joey Stuckey is an award-winning blind guitarist, songwriter, singer, composer, producer, radio & TV personality, music columnist, educator 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. 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 guitarist Stanley Jordan.

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.net, where he promotes independent music of all genres. Joey is heard weekly on the Massachusetts-based internet radio station Engage Internet Radio on his popular audio music magazine "Audio Style" (www.audio-style.com
). In addition, he hosts and produces an independent music television show called "15 Minutes of Fame" (www.15minutesoffame.name) which aired weekly on Evolving Artist Television. Stuckey is also a featured music columnist for the webzines Artist Launch Mag and The Tub Magazine where he serves as the assistant editor. In addition, he is 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 opened for legendary artists like Ted Nugent, Bad Company, Trisha Yearwood, James Brown, Clarence Carter, Wet Willie, the B-52's, Kevin Kinney from Drivin' N Cryin, and Smashmouth. In his other roles as either producer, composer, music columnist, and sound engineer or hired musician, Stuckey has worked with musical greats like Hughie Thomasson (from Lynyrd Skynard and the Outlaws) and many, many more.

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