Friday, 8 January 2016

Joey Stuckey: Macon Blind Guitar Legend Working On New Blues Album Feat. Chuck Leavelle, Jimmy Hall and Renowned Producer Ross Hogarth

Macon Blind Guitar Legend Joey Stuckey Working On New Blues Album Feat. Chuck Leavelle, Jimmy Hall and Renowned Producer Ross Hogarth

Macon, GA - Joey Stuckey is a blind guitarist, producer, educator, recording artist and media personality.

Born in Green Cove Springs FL, a city that has honored him with the key to the city and now residing in Macon GA, for whom he is the official music ambassador, Joey Stuckey is a power house of music talent. He has worked with icons from Alan Parsons to Ted Nugent and Joe Solo, producer of Macy Gray to Sammy Nestico, arranger of the Count Basie orchestra.

Last year saw him take on the UK where he toured and released his latest single “Blind Man Drivin'”.

The song and it's accompanying video was a runaway hit and became the official theme song for the Visually Impaired Musicians Lives Conference, held at the University College of London where Stuckey was also a keynote speaker and performer.

While in the UK, Joey also became friends with research teams from Queen Mary University of London and Goldsmith's University and has worked with them extensively to improve music technology for the blind. As a blind person, a studio owner, producer and professor of music technology at Mercer University, this was a roll Stuckey took on with ease.

2016 is already shaping up to be a land mark year as Joey prepares to release the full length album “Blind Man Drivin'” in early summer.

Says Stuckey, “Music is the thing that makes me know I am a live. It is my spiritual bread and butter and the best way I know to encourage and provide comfort and inspiration to others, while at the same time entertaining and sharing stories about who I am. When I first started making my own music it was a combination of southern rock sensibilities mixed with bands like The Smiths and The Cure, I used to think of myself as the Morrissey of Macon. I have played a lot of jazz and my jazz album 'Mixture' was number 9 on the top 40 CMJ jazz charts for 5 weeks back in 2013, but, the thing that really seems to enthrall my audiences is blues and that is now what I am focused upon.”

And no wonder that blues is what Stuckey fans want to hear! With his versatile voice that can whisper or shout with equal alacrity and his guitar playing that can make one note cry or explode like a super nova with seemingly a thousand notes a second, blues is Stuckey's true calling.

To make this debut blues project truly memorable, Stuckey is working hard to gather old and new friends alike to add some truly one-of-a-kind performances.

These artists include:
Ross Hogarth – Producer (John Melloncamp, Van Hailen R.E.M...)
Chuck Leavelle – Keyboards (Rolling Stones, Alman Brothers, Black Crows...)
Jimmy Hall – Sax and harmonica (Wet Willie, Jeff Beck, Hank Williams JR...)
Shannon Forest – Drums (Toto, Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts...)
Additional drums by Brandon Khoo, Maypex endorsed artist.
Charley Hoskyns – Bass guitar (Shayne McGowan, The Popes and Pete Maher...)

For more information: @jstuckeymusic

Check out Joey's Radio Show at

Get a free copy of the “Blind Man Driving” single at

Marc Cooper: Gatton's Gait - written simply to honor Gatton's brilliance.

Marc Cooper

For those interested in purchasing a copy of the my DVD 'Alive & Burning Blues Sessions" please go to and go to the shop and cart... Thanks for supporting my rockin' blues passion!

This was written many years later after I had performed with Danny Gatton and his band in 1993. Danny was an absolute legendary guitarist who never got all accolades he deserved.I was also fortunate to interview him for Canadian Musician about six months before he passed away, we chatted on the phone for a few hours, he was a very gracious down-to-earth guy, very humble about his playing... but make doubt about it: He was a KILLER player, totally his own sound. It was written simply to honor his brilliance. This was recorded for a PBS show, with my band at the time, and filmed at KIXE TV in northern California in 2012.


Malek Ben Arbia: Myrath announce new alubum "Legacy" and tour with Symphony X

MYRATH is a Franco-Tunisian Rock/Metal band, yet in just a few years they’ve become a very enjoyed and respected band by the international Prog-Power community. Their new album “Legacy” promises to rocket the band higher yet, with both European and North American tour plans and their most exciting album to date.

Zaher Zorgatti : Lead Vocals
Malek Ben Arbia : Guitars
Anis Jouini : Bass Guitar
Elyes Bouchoucha : Keyboards
Morgan Berthet : Drums
LEGACY Tracklist:
1. Jasmin
2. Believer
3. Get Your Freedom Back
4. Nobody's Lives
5. The Needle
6. Through Your Eyes
7. The Unburnt
8. I Want to Die
9. Duat
10. Endure the Silence
11. Storm of Lies
12. Other Side (North American Bonus Track)

UPC# 734923006671 / CAT# NMR584
Nightmare Records / Distribution by Sony/RED

***Don't miss MYRATH on tour with SYMPHONY X and MELTED SPACE on the “Underworld Europe” tour beginning early February, tour plans are in the works for North America. (See European tour poster in images).

A little history:

MYRATH released their first full length album "Hope” in 2007 to France.

Their follow up album "Desert Call" released early 2010 by both French label XIII BIS RECORDS (Sony distribution) and in the rest of the world by American Label Nightmare Records (Sony/Red/MRI) "Desert Call" offered a new style of Progressive Power Metal consisting of a mix between traditional Tunisian music and Metal enhanced by a balanced Arabian and western sound that was received exceptionally well by critics.

Third MYRATH album "Tales Of the Sands" was released in late 2011, dubbing their new sound as “Oriental Metal” the band was again launched into even higher status, finding themselves on opening touring slots with major artists DREAM THEATER, HIM, WASP, ORPHAND LAND, TARJA.

Tom Quayle, Martin Miller: tickets for legendary secret NAMM Gig Tickets 2016

Martin Miller
Tom Quayle
On Friday the 22nd of Jan 2016 at 7pm, Tom and Martin will be performing a very intimate gig in a secret location for just 15 people during the legendary NAMM show in Anaheim, California. This is the only gig that Tom and Martin will be performing whilst in the USA. They will be doing a full performance set and will be available after the show to answer any questions you might have and even for jamming opportunities. This is your only chance to attend this very exclusive event and see this exciting and unique guitar duo in action. You will experience a super modern blend of rock, fusion, jazz and classical music along with blistering technique and musical skills.

The gig is within walking distance (less than 1/2 mile) from the NAMM Convention Centre and attendees will be sent the secret location once the tickets have been booked.

This unique experience will only cost you $40 - use the button below to secure your place (limited to 15 tickets for purchase)

Carl Mörner Ringström: Timing - Another glimpse into a practicing session

Carl Mörner Ringström: Timing - Another glimpse into a practicing session

Another glimpse into a practicing session. Improvising over a track I made, trying out all kinds of stuff.
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Russ Parrish: Steel Panther - Live From Lexxi's Mom's Garage Official trailer

Panther as you've never seen them before! Stripped down with strings in front of 100 beautiful ladies! Live From Lexxi's Mom's garage is a 1 hour film featuring 11 fan favorites including Community Property, If You Really, Really Love Me and the brand new That's When You Came In. Pre-Order the Audio CD + Film DVD at

Steel Panther - Live From Lexxi's Mom's Garage Official trailer

Hidenori: Horizon - Instrumental from the recent Sound Messe in Osaka, Japan 2015 - metal fusion?

New work! !
Sound Messe November 14 15, 2015 It is an original song that was played in Osaka. It incorporates the stretch phrase that does not reach the clear if ordinary guitar. · Hidenori flow rate play theory is here! Http://Www.Hidenori-guitar.Com/ -every Monday 22:00 regular live broadcast, click here! http: //Com.Nicovideo.Jp/community/co3 ... -blog! Http://Ameblo.Jp/jigokuotoko -Twitter! Https://Twitter.Com/hidenori_music -Facebook Https://Www.Facebook.Com/hidenorimusic

Hidenori - Horizon

Samuli Federley: Always Forever solo, Imperium

This is my other guest solo for Imperium. I really dig this song and I hope so do you. Please buy the album when it's out and meanwhile check more info at and

Samuli Federley - Always Forever solo, Imperium

Lee Wrathe: Ibanez 2016 RGDIX6 Dirty Tone Test

Follow me on Instagram to see more of the Ibanez 2016 range in action, plus daily video posts of LOTS of guitars. Comments welcome as usual, thanks for watching. All the best Lee

Ibanez 2016 RGDIX6 Dirty Tone Test | Lee Wrathe

Gonçalo Crespo: Major Lazer, DJ Snake: Lean On - Lean On/Djent Cover by Clutter featuring Dina

Gonçalo Crespo- Guitars/Producer;
John V - Vocals;
Miguel Pessanha - Guitars;
Sérgio Ferreira - Drums;
Diogo Barbosa - Guitars;
Bruno Miguel - Bass;

A cover of one of the most popular songs of 2015, metal style.
free download:
Major Lazer & DJ Snake - Lean On (Lean On/Djent Cover by Clutter feat. Dina)

Ron Thal: Bumblefoot promo for AXES & ANCHORS

BOOK NOW 310-849-3444
Welcome to Carnival Victory and the Caribbean!
12 decks. 13 bars. 101,000 tons. 40+ badass rock shows. 3,400 friends. The trip of a lifetime.
From the time you step into the bright and spacious new cruise terminal D, you’ll know you are in for a different experience. Kick off your cruise on a ship built exclusively for entertainment and fun. The first thing you’ll notice on boarding is the festive atmosphere. This is not some stuffy ship….. all 101,000 tons are like one big nightclub in high gear. Get ready to party with rock stars and new friends from around the world! Meet your idols, and maybe even have a beer with them between sets. No kidding!

Rock out to more than 40 kick-ass performances by some of the most iconic bands and guitarists to hit the stage. There’s not a bad view to be had on the multi-level outdoor concert venue on the main deck, with an enormous stage, video wall, chest-thumping sound, blinding lights, and stadium-style platforms so you don’t have to stretch to see over the tall guy in front of you. Staggered performances mean you won’t have to make tough choices about who to see, either.

If you play guitar, your dreams are about to come true! More than 30 FREE one-hour music workshops with Masters of their crafts such as Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Marty Friedman, Alex Skolnick, Rudy Sarzo, and so many more just waiting to show you what you can’t learn anywhere else. These are the once-in-a-lifetime experiences you’ll have. You will seriously get to sit down and watch these guys teach firsthand. Bring your Axe or leave it home and just watch and enjoy – either way, we guarantee the fun!

Between the workshops and concerts, quench your thirst and hang out in more than a dozen bars and lounges, including the brand new Alchemy Bar. You don’t need to be a mix-master to appreciate Alchemy – you just have to be up for trying something new in the cocktail “pharmacy.” Let the Carnival cocktail specialists prescribe you something from the bar, with both nonalcoholic and alcoholic elixirs to remedy what ails you. Or, create your own custom concoction from a variety of unique ingredients.

No matter what you’re hungry for, you’ll find it in one of the onboard restaurants. Whether the fancy food in the restaurants, or some late night pizza available 24 hours in the pizzeria. Or after partying all night, sack out in your room with 24 hour room service, free of charge.

Need time to relax? How about Key West and Nassau, Bahamas for some beach time and shopping? Picture yourself here!

Bumblefoot promo for AXES & ANCHORS

Richard Daudé: Coffee Break Grooves - stunning solo with a Jazz Fusion backing track
Virtuosocool! Ric Daude delivers another stunning solo with a Jazz Fusion backing track from CBG

Lin Sasaki: Abstracts announce upcoming release of new album

Lin Sasaki

Our 2nd album "HOLOGRAM" will be out on March 9th

Bruce Bouillet, Brad Gillis, Jeff Pilson, Joey Allen, Rob Mason: set for Dean Markley event at Korg USA Booth NAMM!

Bruce Bouillet
I've got some big announcements for Namm this year. Let's start with this...... Sat. Jan. 23 11:30am - 12:30pm I'll be doing a signing with
the legendary Brad Gillis, Jeff Pilson, Joey Allen and Rob Mason.
This is a Dean Markley event at Korg USA Booth 6440 Hall A. See you
all there!!!

Tom Quayle, Martin Miller: An End in Itself - Port City secret gig NAMM 2015

Tom Quayle, Martin Miller performed An End in Itself at a special secret gig for Port City amps at NAMM 2015. This is raw video from the live video performance. Watch in 1080p

Tom Quayle, Martin Miller - An End in Itself - Port City secret gig NAMM 2015

Tosin Abasi: BIAS Head - Sneak Peek with a snippet of Animals As Leaders' "Thoroughly at Home"

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Tosin Abasi played a snippet of Animals As Leaders' "Thoroughly at Home" with a BIAS Head prototype. BIAS Head (MSRP $1299) will be available for Limited Early Bird pre-order in February 2016.

BIAS Head - Sneak Peek by Tosin Abasi

Nick Johnston: Schecter Guitar Research China Tour 2015

Highlights set to the music of Nick Johnston from the recent Schecter Guitar Research China Tour 2015

Schecter Guitar Research China Tour 2015

Pavel Zaburuyev: Suhr gets warmed up in this Heavy workout at 9 am

I decided to play by randomly negative for warming before work

Heavy workout at 9 am :)

Mark Tremonti: PRS Tremonti Concept and Baritone Hybrid - Me And My Guitar interview

Here's a special edition of Me And My Guitar backstage with Mark Tremonti showing us two unique PRS models he's currently roadtesting; the Mark Tremonti Concept guitar he helped to design that has been the subject of much debate online, plus a special Hybrid Baritone version of his signature model.

Me And My Guitar interview with Mark Tremonti / PRS Tremonti Concept and Baritone Hybrid