Born in a tiny ‘oil town’ on the Texas/New Mexico border, the only child of roughneck and a salesclerk, Texas Blues man Joey St. Vincent was immersed in music from birth.
By 5 years old, Joey was singing with his grandmother in her church choir. At 11, Joey took up playing alto sax in the elementary school band. During his teenage years, MTV was born, and so was Joey’s love of loud guitars and rock and roll. At 17, Joey got his first guitar. At 19, he discovered Stevie Ray Vaughn and playing the Blues.
Through his late teens and twenties, Joey focused on playing in bands and writing songs, recording, and performing live; and later, building a recording studio and writing for TV and movies.
During the 90’s, in Albuquerque NM, Joey’s band “Stone Soul” attracted attention from major record labels and was nominated for ‘Best Song’ and ‘Best Live Performance’ at the New Mexico Rock Coalition’s “1996 MIC Awards”. By early 2000, Joey had written and sold music to be used in popular video games.
At 31, choosing family stability over his passion, Joey walked away from the music business, but always trying to make the best of a situation, he secretly promised himself that he would return… older, wiser, and as a better songwriter and Blues Player.
20 years later, that time has come. Joey is making a triumphant return, out of Corpus Christi, to the life he always loved, and to make music that touches souls.
Where are you based?
Corpus Christi Texas
How long have you been making music?
I’ve been playing for 35 years. Fifteen years as a professional with a long break between years 13 and 14… Hahaha.
What genre would you consider your music to be?
Blues and Blues Rock
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
The Original MTV years. The early days, of it when you had music videos around the clock.
What are your biggest musical influences?
Well, that’s a wide variety. Pretty much all of the Guitar Gods from Blues to Headbanger Stuff.
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
I’m an Indie Artist… That sounds weird to say… Hahaha
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
Most definitely it’s been learning how the music business works in a digital/online environment. It’s a lot different than breaking into Capital Records to sneak in your Demo tape.. The world changed in my absence. I’m trying to catch up.
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
Over my career, I think it’s 3 EP’s… but since I’ve made my return to music, it’s 3 singles.
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
My latest Release is called “High Class Blonde”. It’s a high-energy Texas Blues song about women that will break your heart… Go figure! Hahaha
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
I’m currently recording 3 other Singles at the moment. The first of which I hope to release around Christmas time.