Music and Inspiration with Joey Stuckey!
Hi Joey! Thank you for chatting with me today! Always excited to chat anytime!
Who or what inspired you to get into music? Great question! Both my parents were very much involved in music and our home was always full of music. I also found great joy and solace in music and felt its healing power as a very sick child with a brain tumor. However, it wasn’t until I had started my journey as a recording engineer at the age of 13 years old and my first job as a planetarium sound tech at 15 that I started recording music and started hearing bands with original music to record that I knew that I also had a story to tell and my vehicle to tell that story would be music. What is your favorite song you've ever released and why? Oh, I don’t know LOL. It changes depending on when you ask me, but I am really happy with 3 of my compositions because they turned out exactly how I intended and were fully realized artistically! These songs are, in no particular order: Truth Is A Misty Mountain: https://open.spotify.com/track/6udgif23qlB9vS6zoc6L3o?si=1c6c7ac1e00940de Mr. Mooney: https://open.spotify.com/track/7HgvSbYcgI1Hw7KY19sBtn?si=23d19d00c24b4320 Cold Heart: https://open.spotify.com/track/5ZKPuDsUZLKrYeq6PuZQSy?si=40a41e22ca424505
If you could have dinner with an artist past or present and get to talk to them about music, who would it be? Again, I am so inspired by so many this answer changes as well, but right now the first person that comes to mind is John Coltrane!
Do you have a favorite past decade of music?
Not really, there is amazing music from every age, but I do think I could have been big in the 40’s! I love the jazz from the late 50’s, the rock from the 60’s and 70’s and so many great pop acts from the 80’s and the alternative music of the 90’s. From the early 2000s, well, you got a lot of great stuff there as well, though some of it is too compressed, but don’t get me started on that LOL.
What do you do when you have writer's block or a creative block? Any go-to ways to shake yourself out of it? I don’t tend to have that, though I do have times I am more prolific than others. However, the best thing to do when you feel less creative is to co-write something with another artist--someone who takes you outside your comfort zone! Also, there are times you won’t feel like writing, but just keep at it and do the work even when you aren’t feeling it. Worst case sanaraio, you’ll learn something!
Do you have a piece of advice that you would give someone just starting out in the music world? Love what you do so much that it hurts to not be doing it! That is the only way to be able to take the ups and downs of the music biz! Any upcoming projects you want us to know about? Doing a lot right now. Projects I am promoting/working on include a podcast, my next studio album and my mini-documentary “Don’t Blink” by filmmaker Courtney Adkisson! YouTube link: https://youtu.be/GqifHGG5cWo Please let everyone know where they can keep up with you and your music!---JS Website https://www.joeystuckey.com Studio https://www.shadowsoundstudio.com YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/SenateRecords Twitter https://twitter.com/Jstuckeymusic IG https://www.instagram.com/jstuckeymusic/ FB https://www.facebook.com/JoeyStuckeyMusic/ Newsletter https://eepurl.com/dg6LqT Bandsintown http://www.bandsintown.com/joey-stuckey Merch https://www.joeystuckey.com/music Fan Zone https://www.joeystuckey.com/music/in-the-shadow-of-the-sun-fan-zone Spotify for JS3 https://open.spotify.com/artist/4H5sd7R9Or0DSHbiWobGll?si=xWNjaR5jTlSywK1bCOpywA iTunes for JS3 Sun Sessions https://music.apple.com/us/album/in-the-shadow-of-the-sun/1450976425 Thank you! You bet!
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