The term “good vibrations” can conjure up different meanings for different people, but for Erik Stucky it can mean only one thing – positive, upbeat and fun. That is exactly why he named his upcoming album, set for an early 2019 release, “Good Vibrations.” The tune is also his first single.
Stucky says this direction was a natural one for him, as it was the way his heart wanted to go when he set out to record this album, the second release of his career. The songs are meant to touch people’s hearts and tilt their mood to a positive note.
The Montrose, Colorado native’s first album, “Stray Clouds,” was more of a roots sound with bluegrass overtones. Stucky relocated to Nashville in February of 2017, and says the move has shaped and changed things, musically, for him. With influences including Lyle Lovett, Paul Simon and James Taylor, Stucky has found a home in Pop music with his upcoming release.
Indeed, Stucky found the big production he was looking for in Music City, which includes horns, percussion, an island rhythm section and his own interpretation of the music through his mandolin.
Stucky, who began putting pen to paper when he was a junior in high school but really got serious about it about four years ago, writes or co-writes all his songs. The songwriter in Stucky hears song ideas all the time.
Wherever he plays, Stucky plans to spread love and fun and lots of good vibrations to his fans along the way.
Nashville Music Guide got the opportunity to do a Q&A with Stucky about his musical journey, career and also some advice for others seeking the same road.