My music is a compulsion and an obsession to communicate and to create. As a blind person, my universe is sound so I am uniquely suited to be a recording engineer, producer, and performing artist.
Interview Wednesday June 13 at 8:20 pm et:
Band Name: Joey Stuckey Trio
Joey Stuckey—Songwriter, Guitar, Lead Vocals
Nestor Jaenz—Bass, Backing vocals
The music I create is a natural extension of my spirit. It is a compulsion and an obsession to communicate and to create. As a blind person, my universe is sound so I am uniquely suited to be a recording engineer, producer, and performing artist.
I live in: Macon, Georgia
New Single: You’re So Wrong
Genre: Progressive Americana
This song is from an upcoming album that has not been officially released, it’s about a breakup song about finally having had enough.
Late last year, we had an opportunity to record at the famous Sun Studio in Memphis, TN, using the same equipment as Elvis, Roy Orbison, and Johnny Cash from the late 50s and early 60s. The record is essentially a live recording of the band in the studio. I was excited to capture us at that moment in time.
This song, “You’re So Wrong”, was written about 2 days before we recorded it. The album was taken back to my commercial recording facility, Shadow Sound Studio, for overdubs, mixing and mastering. Because of the vintage nature of the recording studio and the band performing live all in one room, I am also offering all of the songs on this album in both stereo and mono formats.
Right now, the band has such an organic feel when we perform together. That’s something I really wanted to capture.
Normally, everything I do in the studio is very slickly produced and cut to a click track. With this record that is not the case. It is more free flowing and spontaneous.
Over the past year, I have become convinced of 2 things.
1. First, video, something I care little for as a blind person, is truly essential to promote your brand in any meaningful way.
2. Second, through my music business studies at Berkley, it is easy to see that the future of music is streaming and within the next 5 years or so digital downloads will cease to account for any significant portion of sales.
This means that artists must lobby Congress to increase streaming royalty rates that will allow artists to have a sustainable income.