Spook Joyner

He now resides in Spring Hope, NC where he enjoys spending time with his two daughters, Erika and Jamie. His most recent job in his 30 year music career, before his partnership with Tony Davis here at the Jubilee, was with the Eddie Miles Theatre in Myrtle Beach, SC where he played guitar and served as Music Director of Eddie’s tribute to Elvis show. Spook especially enjoys song writing and some of his compilations have been published in Nashville. He has arranged music and performed through-out the country with a list of award winning bands that include the Kruze band, McArthur Park, Breeze Band, Windy City, The House Cats, Shiloh Lane and Runner, who was the 1986 national winner of the True Value Country Show Down. This group also appeared on Ralph Emory’s: Nashville Now. Spook has appeared on stage with some of Country Music’s greatest, such as Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, Exile, Vern Gosdin, Kentucky HeadHunters, Kathy Mattea and Asleep At The Wheel. He also finds himself at home in the recording studio, where he produces and arranges projects for many different artists. Under his direction, Rudy Theatre Productions is becoming more diverse in the fact that his recording studio “Vision Sound” offers the field of recording to those seeking a good quality product and production. When Spook finds time for himself, he enjoys hunting and playing golf. When asked about his love for the music business, Spook responds with no hesitation, “I’m thankful to God for the ability and opportunity that he has given me to make a living in this wonderful thing called the “MUSIC BUSINESS”.

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Angela Resignalo



Born and raised in Mt. Airy, NC, Angela Goins Resignalo has been singing since age 2. Angela grew up singing gospel music with her family, "The Goins Family". She also traveled with the groups, "Zion" and "Undivided".  Voted "Most Talented" in her senior class, she went on to Emmanuel College on a singing scholarship. She traveled all over the East Coast with the "Emmanuel Singers". She graduated with an Associates of Arts Degree. She also graduated from Cosmetology school in 2004. She is a hair stylist at Pure Salon in Garner, NC.  She currently lives in Clayton, NC.  Angela is married to her husband Joshua Resignalo and they have two amazing children, Caleb and Shaelyn.  She says, "It has always been a dream of mine to be part of a show and I thank God for allowing me to be part of the family here at the "American Music Jubilee".

 
 
 
 
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Stephanie Rae Wiggins

 

Stephanie Rae Wiggins was born and raised in Benson North Carolina and that is where she resides today with her two dogs Boots and Preslie. Stephanie has always had music in her blood. At the young age of five, she can remember watching her parents sing in church and her father perform with the Crusaders at the Benson Gospel Sing. After her father’s passing at the age of thirteen, Stephaniesang for the first time in front of a live audience. She began singing in church and is now a soloist and lead singer for The New Life singers which is a Female Quartet that consist of her mother and aunts. Stephanie was crowned the first Teen Miss Johnston County in 1988 and has placed in numerous pageants including the 1991 Miss Johnston County pageant where she also received the talent award. She has also been featured in many Country Music Showcases and performed at various weddings and events throughout the state. In 1992, she moved to Denmark where she was a cheer leading coach and choreographer for the dance team at Brondby stadium, a Major League Soccer venue. After 8 years, Stephanie returned to North Carolina and was employed with the State Employees Credit Union for many years. Now she works for Pure Salon and is the owner and operator of Rae’s Creations. Stephanie became an understudy for the American Music Jubilee back in 2008 and joined the cast full time in July of 2011.She has since recorded two cd’s entitled Heavenly Hymns  which consist of all her favorite church Hymns and a Christmas cd entitled Labor of Love. Her love for singing and music is a god given talent which shows in each and every performance. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mickey Nines (Homer)



The American Music Jubilee is proud to announce that Mickey Nines is performing for the 2017-2018 show season as our comedian. Mickey’s love for entertaining started at the age of 6 performing in front of an audience singing Elvis Presley songs in Wilson County. His love for entertaining continued through his high school years where he started his own group and performed at his own junior/senior prom. After his high school years and service in the military, he formed a Gospel group known as Born Again and went on the road. While in Gospel music, he wrote numerous songs, as well as, recorded a full-page album with Wind- Chime Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Mickey has opened for stars like Jerry Reed, Clarence Carter and others. He was also lead vocalist for “Shiloh Lane”. After living in Texas for a brief time, Mickey relocated back to North Carolina, where he was introduced to the American Music Jubilee and there his passion for entertaining continues. In his own words, “Through the good clean entertainment, encouragement and support of the cast and crew, I am truly blessed to be a part of this family.”


 

 

 

 

 

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Jerry Williford


The American Music Jubilee is pleased to have Jerry as part of their stage band team and has been a cast member since 1998. He and his wife Pat reside in Fayetteville, NC. They have two very talented daughters and four beautiful granddaughters.  Jerry’s music career began in high school. His dad helped him find a few chords on the guitar and from there Jerry taught himself. His skill ranges from lead guitar to rhythm, bass and of course pedal steel, on which he is, featured in the Jubilee shows. During his high school years he played in various pop and dinner music bands until going into the U.S. Navy. After his time of duty he became very involved in playing guitar and singing gospel music for several years. During his free time Jerry enjoys spending quality time with his family and being involved with his church. He enjoys baseball, boxing and listening to all kinds of guitar music for new guitar licks. When asked about his work with the Jubilee, Jerry said, “I really enjoy working with the Jubilee gang! We are like family and really work hard at producing a quality show for our audiences. It requires a lot of commitment from everyone but all the fun we have doing this is well worth the effort.”


 

 

 

 

 

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Christy Ward Pita


 Back to the stage after an 13 year absence, Christy was one of the original cast members of the American Music Jubilee.  She is a native of North Carolina, born in Plymouth, NC.  Christy now makes her home in Raleigh, NC with her husband Jim and their children Brice and Brody.  Her hobbies include jogging and water sports.  Christy’s addition to the Jubilee cast adds yet another dimension to the harmonies as she lights up the stage with her beautiful presence. Everyone enjoys her solo features and are swept away by her delightful personality and showmanship. 
This delightful daughter of a minister never forgets that her talent is a gift from God. She has enjoyed sharing her talent since the very young age of 3 and began singing harmony with her parents at the age of five.  Christy is grateful to have the opportunity to return to the stage and once  again to be a part of The American Music Jubilee Family.

 
 
 
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Phil Huffman


Phil started singing with his mom and brother and at age 6, but he didn't show any interest in piano until he was 16. "I went to hear a jazz trio in Raleigh, NC and it was over, I was forever hooked," he said. He studied at Wingate College and Barton, graduating with a B.A. in Music Performance.
 


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Jasper David


Born and raised in Eastern NC, Jasper David presides in the Kinston area.  He grew up listening to his Mother’s country records and cassette tapes which sparked his interest in music. Jasper began singing at the age of 4 years old. He enjoys singing in church.  Jasper feels so blessed to have vocal talents and looks forward to learning more about music while singing for the American Music Jubilee.
Jasper is married to Natasha.  He has two sons, Adam who has his father’s love for music and Jace who loves trains.  Jasper is the primary caregiver for his disabled mother.

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Ronnie Stroud

  Ronnie “Fatback” Stroud was born in Kinston, NC. He presently resides in Wilson, NC with his wife Donna and his children Allen, Kaitlyn, and Sabrinia.  Fatback began his music career during his school years where he first played the trumpet and later began playing the drums.Throughout the years, Fatback has performed with many bands. He had the pleasure of playing with Frank White guitarist, and Maceo Parker horn player, of the legendary James Brown Band.  Fatback also had the opportunity to perform in Japan with folks who truly love county music.  One memorable event for Fatback was performing with Nashville recording artist Don Cox, for the week long event known as Fan Fair. He also has played on numerous gospel recordings all over the nation.

 Fatback is thrilled to be playing with the band of the American Music Jubilee. He will tell you that the cast, musicians and all of the crew at The Rudy are wonderful folks. “They have all welcomed me to be a part of the greatest show in NC.” Fatback give thanks to God for giving him the talent and opportunity to work and perform at The American Music Jubilee. He feels very lucky to have his parents and family to support and understand what music means to him.

 

 

 

 

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Fred Burgess


Fred was born in Fayetteville, NC and now calls Lillington, NC home with his wife Michelle and their two dogs Ruby and Shadow. He has been involved in music since a very young age and can not remember when he was not involved in music. His family traveled and sang southern gospel music and recently retired after more than 30 years. At the age of 14 Fred decided he wanted to play bass guitar after buying Alabama's Mountain Music album. Instruments were readily available at the Burgess household so he pulled out a bass guitar and taught himself how to play. He played on a full time basis for a southern gospel family group called The Ruppes (now Sisters) right after high school and later played for the Dixie Melody Boys. Fred states his inspiration in music is his parents. When he's not playing, he enjoys hunting, fishing and restoring his 1957 Chevrolete Belair. Fred is enjoying being a part of the American Music Jubilee. "Everyone here treats you so well. It's like being around family. There is so much talent in this theater and working with singers and musicians of this caliber is a God sent. I am humbled to be a part of this family and plan on sticking around for a good long time."

 

 

 

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Phil Spence

Phil Spence, a Raleigh native started singing in his Granddaddy’s Baptist Church at the age of 5. Since then he has been in several central and eastern North Carolina bands and has sang all types of music from Gospel to Beach. Phil attended UNC Chapel Hill for his extended education. A kitchen designer by day and has two children, Ashley and Jackson and they all love the outdoors.

“I’m so excited to be here at The Rudy Theatre. I can’t wait to meet and perform for all the great fans of The American Music Jubilee”

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