JOEY STUCKEY & THE SHADOW BANDITS NEW SINGLE
“AIN’T IT GOOD TO BE IN LOVE”
Macon, Georgia: Senate Records is pleased to announce the new single from Joey Stuckey & The Shadow Bandits, the summer-laced “Ain’t It Good To Be In Love.” Macon’s official music ambassador, Stuckey’s guitar and Southern charm seep through the words like a storybook romance.
Co-written by Charlie Hoskyns, a South London-based guitarist and songwriter, “Ain’t It Good To Be In Love” harnesses Stuckey’s signature blues guitar and is yet another example of working within studio walls, across the globe, to create a worldly-sound. As a listener, the warm lyrics and innocence is palpable – a remarkable lightness erupts – such brightness and color from a blind singer/songwriter.
“We shared files and ideas via Skype and email,” Stuckey said. “Charlie and I make a great writing team – we may not be in the same room, but we’re working as a team. It’s like a tennis match, we bounce ideas back and forth.”
Watch the “Ain’t It Good To Be In Love” lyric video here.
As an infant, Stuckey lost his sight and sense of smell as the result of a brain tumor and was introduced to music from an early age. Despite his physical limitations, Stuckey has flourished in every aspect of his life. He has released several albums including Take a Walk In The Shadows (1995), Ironies, Pain, And The Light That Guides (1999), Live And Stuff (2000), Live And More Stuff (2001), So Far (2003), Oceanside (2009), The Shadow Sound (2011), Mixture (2012), The Acoustic Sessions Vol. 1 (2014) and Six String Soldier (2016). Mixture reached No. 9 on the CMJ Top 40 Jazz Charts for North America.
Stuckey has performed nationally and supported such legendary acts as Ted Nugent, Bad Company, Trisha Yearwood, James Brown, Clarence Carter, The B-52s, Wet Willie, Smashmouth and more. As a producer or sound engineer, Stuckey has worked with musical greats Alan Parsons, Mike Mills from R.E.M, Paul McGuinnes (The Pogues) and many, many more.
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