Joey Stuckey

Joey Stuckey in studio

Joey Stuckey is a young man with an enormous talent, clear vision and a tireless work ethic, who is well respected by his peers, fans and more than a few legends.

Joey Stuckey is an award-winning blind guitarist, songwriter, singer, composer, producer, radio and television personality, music columnist, educator and sound engineer. He is also the official music ambassador for his hometown of Macon, Georgia, where he owns and operates Shadow Sound Studio, which boosts vintage analogue gear and state-of-the-art digital technology.

In addition to offering private instruction in the studio, Joey is a professor of Music Technology at Mercer University and Middle Georgia State University, as well as being an official mentor for the Recording Connections School in Los Angeles.

No stranger to musical theatre, he was the musical director for Macon State College’s production of The Rocky Horror Show in the fall of 2002. Joey has also taken on the role of music publisher and has a growing catalogue of great songs across multiple genres. His publishing companies include Sociology Publishing (BMI) and Sign Wave Publishing (ASCAP).

As a toddler, Joey Stuckey lost his sight and sense of smell as the result of a brain tumour. When he was 13, Joey developed pneumonia and eventually had to be home-schooled for a year.

“I lived for my shows on Saturdays” says Joey. “I was a huge fan of public radio and on Saturdays, I listened to a show called After Space. It was DJ-ed and produced by Rob Thomas who would later become a good friend. He would play shows, like The Lone Ranger, The Shadow, and other classics. I was so enamoured of these stories – the sound effects and narration were just amazing, and I decided that sound production was what I wanted to do with my life.”

After this evolutionary period in his life, Joey bought some Radio Shack sound equipment and was soon recording sessions in the attic of his house with local garage bands. “I realized, at that point, that there were things I wanted to share with the world,” says Stuckey. “And I knew that my medium was going to be music.”

Without missing a beat, Joey Stuckey graduated from high school at the age of 14 and at 17 he began his musical career by taking classical guitar lessons from noted music professor Terry Cantwell. Joey went on to attend Mercer University. He furthered his musical education by studying with renowned jazz guitarist Stanley Jordon and by attending Berklee Online.

Joey’s guitar style draws from artists as diverse as Jeff Beck and Wes Montgomery, while his vocal influences range from Mel Tormé to Gregg Allman. Joey and his band perform internationally. They have opened for legendary artists such as Ted Nugent, Bad Company, Trisha Yearwood, James Brown, Clarence Carter, Wet Willie, The B-52s, Lee Brice, Kevin Kinney from Drivin’-N-Cryin’, and Smashmouth.

In his other roles as either producer, composer, music columnist, sound engineer or hired musician, Joey has worked with musical greats including Alan Parsons (Pink Floyd, The Alan Parsons Project), Gene Simmons (KISS), Carole King, Al Chez (Tower Of Power), Nate East (Eric Clapton, Phil Collins), Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Frank Zappa), Nick D’Virgilio (Genesis, Spock’s Beard), Ryo Okumoto (Asia), Derek St. Holmes, Chris Hicks (Marshall Tucker), Dave Maclaughlin (Rush, April Wine), Doyle Dykes, Connie Haines (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra), Gregg Allman, Charlie Daniels, Razzy Bailey, Tom Brooks (Chance The Rapper), Julian Colbeck (Tes, Steve Hackett), Ross Hogarth (Producer for Van Halen, John Melancamp, Bonnie Raitt), Billy Duff (The Cult), Joe Solo (producer for Macy Gray), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), Ben Tucker (Herbie Mann), David Ragsdale (Kansas, Smashing Pumpkins), Allen Vizzutti (Chick Corea), Sammy Nestico (Count Basie Orchestra), David Berger arranger and conductor for Jazz at Lincoln Center, Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Madeleine Peyroux, Cecile McLorin Saleant), Shannon Forest (loto, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts), Charlie Hoskyns (The Popes), Paul McGuinness (The Pogues), Will Morrison (Modern English), Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones), Randall Bramblett (Traffic, Gregg Alman), Hughie Thomasson Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Outlaws), Jimmy Herring (Aquarium Rescue Unit, The Allman Brothers Band), Mike Mills (REM), and many others.


Sorted alphabetically by last name


Emanuel Akel

Emanuel Akel is a fourth-year Digital Audio Arts major. His passion for producing music can be found in his research on hip hop music and creativity. In his free time, Emanuel likes to workout and produce beats to further improve his skills as a producer and audio engineer.

Luke Allen

While completing his fourth year of the Digital Audio Arts program, Luke has informed his passion for electronic music, especially taking a keen interest in Drum & Bass and the impact of this style of electronic music on the industry. As part of his growing ambition to include electronic music in his life and career, Luke regularly attends summer music festivals to embrace and explore the culture of Electronic Dance Music (EDM). This semester, Luke’s research courses have allowed him to apply his interest in EDM and DJing, and has given him the opportunity to understand DJing and how it fits into his own life.

Olivia Bedard-Moller

Olivia is like any other university student, broke and full of aspirations. Olivia is a fourth-year student who survived the pandemic semesters with her love for music and creative spirit. She hopes, in the years to come, to compose for film and help uplift young female voices in a predominantly male industry.

Adam Collins

Adam Collins is a fourth year Digital Audio Arts student at the University of Lethbridge. Adam enjoys creating music and collaborating in audio engineering projects with colleagues, friends, artists, and producers. If you want to get Adam talking, discuss movies and music and you will never hear him stop.

Patrick Davis

Patrick Davis is a fifth-year student at the University of Lethbridge pursuing a music degree in Digital Audio Arts. In this degree programme, he has pursued his interests in audio engineering, music/sound design for video games, as well as making ambient music. Patrick enjoys going for walks in nature, singing in choirs, and being extremely competitive playing board games with family and friends.


Elias MacDonald

Elias MacDonald is a fifth-year University of Lethbridge student, who is completing his fourth and final year in the Digital Audio Arts Bachelor of Music program. Elias enjoys storytelling, the sound of Stradivari violins, and most of all, time with his newborn son Jeremiah who turns one month on the day of this symposium! If you get him talking, Elias could stay up all night in conversation about the Middle East, Islam, and the Eschatological Prophecies of the three Abrahamic Faiths.

Joel Osmond

My name is Joel Osmond, and I am currently in my fourth year of study in the Digital Audio Arts program at the University of Lethbridge. I am personally interested in composition as well as exploring the qualities of sound and noise. My studies have enabled me to pursue these topics of interest in a variety of ways and has proven to be extremely valuable in developing my knowledge and skills.

Tuomas Pettersson

Tuomas Pettersson is a fourth-year Digital Audio Arts student at the University of Lethbridge and is originally from Finland. Driven by a deep passion for melodic bass music production, he channels his creativity into exploring the nuances of this genre. Inspired by renowned artists like Illenium, his research delves into the intricate production techniques that define melodic bass music. In his free time, Tuomas spends his time playing electric guitar, honing his skills as a producer and audio engineer. When not immersed in music production, he enjoys staying active through workouts and playing frisbee golf.

Aiden Telfer

Aiden Telfer is a musical artist, music producer, and audio synthesis enthusiast. When he is not occupied with his studies, he will usually go on tangents about mundane facts in Valve games or pester his brother about a specific section of an electronic music song. His love and taste for electronic music is related to his upbringing in internet culture. Electronic music was the singular point in which he chose to create his own music. Aiden wishes to find his place in the world as a creative and as a human being.

Alex Wang

Alex is a 4th-year university student at the University of Lethbridge and is originally from Toronto. Alex first picked up music from his late grandmother and couldn’t put it down. He first learned about music production six years ago on a website called Online Sequencer, which inspired his passion for composition and browser-based audio technology. Alex also has a passion for video game music. He has made music for nine different game-jam games and hopes to pursue this as his career.