An Interview With Joey Stuckey
Touching base with Joey Stuckey is always a good time. Here is the latest!
TSWS: Hi Joey! It is so great to speak with you today!
Joey: Thanks for having me!
TSWS: Any projects coming up you want to tell us about?
Joey: I am starting to put the finishing touches on my live album from my 2019/2020 tour and that should be out in January of 2022 at the latest. Still working out my business strategies for the release.
I am also working to finish a jazz/fusion album I recorded back in 2019. I still must mix and master along with finalizing my list of guest musicians on that one and hope to release it in late fall of 2022.
Right now, while working for my studio clients as a recording engineer, producer and session musician, I am preparing to release a collection of my singles from last year along with several new tracks and that will be out by summer time, probably August, of this year. Still thinking about titles and release strategies, but most of the mixing and mastering is done on that project.
TSWS: What is the biggest inspiration for your creative process?
Joey: I am an extravert and spend most of my time being joyful and joking around and encouraging others, but for about the first hour to hour and a half of my day while I eat breakfast and get ready for the day I am quiet and introspective. It is here I deeply think about the things on my mind or heart and where a lot of my inspiration comes from when writing.
I think about world news, but I think about friends, family and some of the age old philosophical questions and of course, I am inspired by sounds and music that is all around, from the birds in the trees to the sound of the trash trucks in my neighborhood that come around every Friday LOL.
TSWS: Do you prefer writing or recording music?
I love both!
TSWS: Who, past or present, would be a dream Collab for you?
Joey: I have so many dreams that I could make a list of those a mile long, but off the top of my head, I would have loved to know and performed with Oscar Peterson. I still have hope of working with Neil Finn LOL!
For more contemporary artists, Julian Michaels would be a dream collab and I would also love to rock out with Foo Fighters!
TSWS: What do you feel sets your music apart?
Joey: Honesty and humor!
Take this deeply personal track from my 1999 album “Bad Dreams”—I am thinking about it right now because a film student friend of mine, Courtney Adkisson, just did a video for this track as part of her master’s degree at SCAD.
Check it out at https://youtu.be/P27Gqu_
I think it is honest about how I feel and sassy with attitude—a combo I call sassitude!
It is a sad song but has plenty of biting humor.
TSWS: Do you have a piece of advice or mantra that you always carry with you?
Joey: Again, a list a mile long, but I like these two:
Leap and the net will appear. Success is when opportunity and preparation meet
TSWS: Please let everyone know where to find you!
Spotify for JS3 https://open.spotify.com/
TSWS: Thank you for your time!
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