Joey Huffman

Joey Huffman

Real Name:
Joey Huffman
What Defines a Man?

by A. K. Durden

When Joey Huffman sits across the table from you, you may be inclined to shiver in your boots and blink fast and get tongue-tied while thinking, “Hey, here’s a sure enough, bona fide rock star.”

You wouldn’t be far from wrong if your definition of a rock star is accomplishments and accolades. Accomplishments such as long, worldwide touring gigs as a trusted sideman with some of the biggest musical acts known to mankind, shaking hands with presidents, and command performances at the White House. Or accolades such as playing on Grammy-winning albums selling millions of copies, being nominated for a Grammy, being a voting member of The Recording Academy and a Georgia Music Hall Of Fame inductee on September 26, 2015. All of which you can find listed on his Website, Linkedin Profile ,
Facebook page, or any other number of sources one can google.

But if you think Huffman believes it is the recitation of accomplishments and accolades that defines him as a man, then you would be wrong. The albums and the artists and the songs and the travel are mere punctuations in the life of a complicated man who is an insightful poet at heart and fueled by the mind of a brilliant raconteur.

Joey Huffman, not far out of the fifth decade of his life, is only getting started, boys and girls. Don’t let the rough pretty boy, rock star, brain-tumor-beating façade fool you. Everything he’s done, everywhere he’s been, everyone he’s learned from, all of it has simply fused together into a powerhouse tempo of talent he uses as a focused laser drilling through the noise of the industry to steer both established and new artists and bands to their best offerings for their fans.

What? You didn’t know Joey is a behind-the-scenes producer and engineer? You didn’t know he has a recording studio? Where have you been?

Life…and times

Running away from a rural Kentucky home at sixteen in order to play in bands, Joey was dragged home by a father who forbid him to do that ever again. Drawing the line in the sand, he said, “Dad, you might be bringing me home now, but I’m leaving again.”
Playing music was not a hobby for Joey. It certainly wasn’t a passing fancy. It was the fire that drove the very core of his being and it could not be denied. He surrendered the comforts of assured expectation a routine life could provide, for the early on-the-road days when three-hots-and-a-cot was considered luxurious living.

Look, he’s been there, done that, paid his dues, and yes, boys and girls, he’s lived to tell. He is still on the road during parts of the year – after all, Hank Jr. and others still depend on him. But while at home, he uses that knowledge and insight to save time, aggravation, and money for artists and bands by helping them smartly plan their next project.

His life as a sideman, playing a wide assortment of instruments from keys to percussion to guitars, has not lasted this long because he plays at being a star. No, no, no. He’s lasted this long and been so successful because he knows the value of a team and the importance of using the strengths of each member of that team to bring the best performance to a live or recorded work in order to build loyal fans.
Joey has a reputation of dependable generosity. Joey can help your team, too. Shoot him an email. Set up a dialogue. You may find a synchronicity that is constructive for your projects.

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Joey Huffman Discography


The Wet Willie Band The Wet Willie Band - High Humidity (Album) Fuel 2000 US 2004 Sell This Version


Bowling For Soup Bowling For Soup - A Hangover You Don't Deserve (Album) Ffroe Records, Jive Canada 2004 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

AS1-9734 Witness (4) Witness (4) - Do It Till We Drop(7", Promo) Arista AS1-9734 US 1988 Sell This Version
Witness (4) Witness (4) - Witness (Album) Arista Canada 1988 Sell This Version
AL-8491 Witness (4) Witness (4) - Witness(LP, Album, Promo) Arista AL-8491 US 1988 Sell This Version
Michelle Malone And Drag The River (2) Michelle Malone And Drag The River (2) - Relentless (Album) Arista US 1990 Sell This Version
RR993 Month Of Sundays (3) Mephistophelean Suite Month Of Sundays (3) - Mosaic(CD, Album) Railroad Records RR993 US 1993 Sell This Version
Meat Puppets Nothing and 2 more… Meat Puppets - No Joke! (Album) London Records Japan 1995 Sell This Version
532 551-2 Various Too Rolling Stoned Various - Hempilation (Freedom Is Norml)(CD, Comp) Capricorn Records 532 551-2 1995 Sell This Version
GED 24 826 Drivin' N' Cryin' Drivin' N' Cryin' - Wrapped In Sky(CD, Album) Geffen Records GED 24 826 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
Soul Asylum (2) Just Like Anyone and 8 more… Soul Asylum (2) - Let Your Dim Light Shine (Album) Columbia 1995 Sell This Version
none David Derck David Derck - Every September(Cass, Album) Not On Label none US 1995 Sell This Version
David Ryan Harris David Ryan Harris - David Ryan Harris (Album) 57 Records, Columbia US 1997 Sell This Version
41 People Who Must People Who Must - Lost Wire Transfer(CD, Album) Creative Man 41 US 1997 Sell This Version
none Super X 13 One Track Mind Super X 13 - Ain't Life Grand(CD, Album) Super X 13 Music none US 1998 Sell This Version
SE005 Fiend Without A Face New York and 1 more… Fiend Without A Face - Fiend Without A Face(CD, Album) Shut Eye Records SE005 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Myssouri Open Contempt and 1 more… Myssouri - Malamerica(CD, Album) Not On Label none US 1999 Sell This Version
CD SBS 004 Michelle Malone Tonic and 4 more… Michelle Malone - Home Grown(CD, Album) Strange Bird Songs Records CD SBS 004 US 1999 Sell This Version
15095-9580-2 Drivin N Cryin* Drivin N Cryin* - The Essential Live Drivin N Cryin(CD, Album) Platinum Entertainment, Inc. 15095-9580-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
PRO 74691-2 Meat Puppets Diaper (as Joey Hoffman) Meat Puppets - You Love Me EP(CD, EP, Promo) London Records PRO 74691-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
63881-27072-2 Jesse James Dupree Jesse James Dupree - Foot Fetish(CD, Album, Enh) V2 records 63881-27072-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
COL 498656 2, 498656 2, 4986562000 Soul Asylum (2) Can't Even Tell and 1 more… Soul Asylum (2) - Black Gold: The Best Of Soul Asylum(CD, Comp) Columbia, Columbia, Legacy COL 498656 2, 498656 2, 4986562000 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
Various Sexual Chocolate (as Joey Hoffman) Various - Violator The Album V2.0 (Album, Comp) Violator Records, Loud Records Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Cee-Lo Medieval Times (Great Pretender) and 2 more… Cee-Lo - Cee-Lo Green And His Perfect Imperfections (Album) Arista Europe 2002 Sell This Version
Various Johnny 99 Various - Light Of Day - A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen (Album, Comp) Good Sounds (3) Spain 2003 Sell This Version