Joey Stuckey Sets New Album Release
"I was truly blown away by his guitar and songwriting versatility" - mentions Victor McLean, founder of Virtuoso Music - recalling the first time he heard Joey.
"To me, he will be an inspiration to the many kids out there picking up a guitar for the first time, and also to music fanatics who are searching for something unique. We feel that Joey will have a Phish or a Dave Matthews type following when you consider his material and the caliber of performance that he is capable of delivering."
McLean has 20 years experience in the music industry, having served as National Promotions Director with Verve Music Group in addition to facilitating the releases of urban and jazz artists with Warner/Elektra/Atlantic, Universal Music & Video Distribution and Navarre Distribution. Victor has worked the music of such internationally acclaimed artists as George Benson, Quincy Jones, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Al Jarreau, Joe Sample, David Sanborn, Wayne Shorter, Chris Botti, Diana Krall, Steely Dan, McCoy Tyner and many others. Other artists on the Virtuoso roster include jazz legend Stanley Clarke's Roxbury Entertainment Group and actor/blues guitarist Steven Segal.
The Shadow Sound creates an eclectic blend of musical influences spearheaded by Stuckey's guitar and vocal prowess. Blues fans will no doubt identify with Runnin' ("Cuz your kind, are a dime a dozen, And I've had my fill") while rock aficionados will take a liking to the guitar-driven Take a Walk in the Shadows and Mr. Mooney. Even those who prefer a touch a pop will appreciate the memorable Bad Dreams and So Blue which features keyboardist/saxophonist Randall Bramblett of Traffic (Steve Winwood) and Sea Level (Chuck Leavell). David Ragsdale, violinist of Smashing Pumpkins and Kansas is also featured on the album.
With no sight or sense of smell (the result of a brain tumor as an infant), Joey refused to acknowledge the word "disability." He graduated high school at age 14 and went on to study guitar from renowned guitarists Terry Cantwell, Steven Crowell and Stanley Jordan. His playing style developed into that of rocker Jeff Beck and a jazzier Wes Montgomery, while his vocal influences range from Mel Torme to Gregg Allman. The late music impresario Ian Copeland, founder of Frontier Booking International (FBI) and brother of The Police's Stewart Copeland once said that Joey was one of the best guitarists around.
I See Stars, Black Veil Brides, Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, VersaEmerge and Conditions will take part in the next AP Tour.
I See Stars Devin Oliver says: This is easily one of the coolest tours we have ever been invited to be a part of and it comes at the perfect time as our new album, The End of The World Party, is set for a Feb. 22nd release.
"It is truly going to be a memorable experience. We will be performing a lot of new material and are bringing our A game each night, so you don't want to miss out on this one. We hope to see you all soon.