Huckaby Junction is a New Mexico-based group that showcases the music of songwriters and gold record holders, Terry Kincaid and Mariam Funke.
The writing duo's repertoire encompasses many genres including: blues, alternative, country, folk, gospel, Cajun, light jazz and Americana.
Writing together for three years, the team has licensed over 25 tunes for movies, TV programming on all major networks and for recording by other artists.
HJ's new CD, Through the Stage Door, has received stellar reviews from fans and the industry. Record executive Peter Willis wrote, "In the range of Mayer, Johnson, Springsteen and LaMontagne, this powerful alternative-bluesy album is filled with peerless instrumentation, breathy-sincere vocals and unassailable magnetism."
Kincaid and Funke are BMI artists and they are represented by The Yaffle Music Group, The Music Library, AudioSparx, SWV Music and several other distributors.
Huckaby Junction's CDs available at: Amazon.com
Email contact: HuckabyJunction@aol.com
For many years Mariam focused his creative efforts, building a reputation as an imaginative and respected session musician, producer, composer and arranger.
Classically trained on both the guitar and piano, Mariam's instrumental talents blend unqualified virtuosity with down-to-earth sensibility. Mariam also plays drums, dobro, bass, steel guitar, keyboards and mandolin. Merging distintive improvisation with impeccable technique, his style and creativity have often been said to reach far into the listener's soul.
Mariam's previous solo albums include Mesa Sunrise, Nights of Passage and Canyon Moon, all of which received critical acclaim.
Through the collaborations with Kincaid and Huckaby Junction, Mariam has resurrected his love for, and return to, mainstream composition, arrangement, production, as well as live performance.
Profiled by a newspaper journalist, Terry was described as a first-rate singer, entertainer, musical poet, honky-tonk addict and hardcore troubadour, who combines complex sensitive issues with disarmingly straightforward country/blues music and lyrics.
Terry has written for and shared the stage with many name entertainers including Alabama, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Delbert McClinton, Johnny Lee, Mickey Gilley, Tanya Tucker and Dottie West.
Terry's previous solo albums include, Life on the Road, Whatever You Want, and When the Night Comes Around.
In 2005 Kincaid and Mariam teamed up to pen, Once in a Lifetime, a contemporary ballad, written specifically as a benefit mechanism for the victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The Internet Site - www.reliefsong.com - featured the song as a download, asking only for donations to any of several charities. Coupled with a great deal of radio and television support, the effort produced hundreds of thousands of dollars in donation monies to the charities.
Other members of the Huckaby Junction stage and recording group include, Denise Eilers-Kincaid, bass and vocals; Bev Gallaher, mandolin, guitar and vocals; George Murillo, keyboards.