… I had two or three gigs a week, traveling out of the [U.S. and] state with other artists,” said Sankey, a full-time musician, music producer, mixing engineer, writer-arranger, keyboardist, and percussionist.
He’s also worked with renowned producer, arranger, orchestra leader, and University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) music professor Henry Panion III, PhD, who also is the owner, founder, and CEO of Woodlawn-based Audiostate 55 Recording Studios and Entertainment; Sankey credits Panion for many of his mainstream opportunities.
Sankey has worked with several other respected acts, as well, including his grandmother, national gospel recording artist Katie Sankey; R&B soul group Tony!
As the crisis continues, Sankey has an important message to fans of music everywhere: “Support local artists, musicians, and small-business owners.
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