Joshua Michael Miller

Freelance Writer


Joshua Michael Miller

My work has been published in a variety of Wisconsin and national publications including...Relix, American Songwriter, The Onion-A.V. Club Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Isthmus, Shepherd Express, Third Coast Daily,, Maximum Ink, Muzzle of Bees and Perfect Sound Forever. Features/interviews include John Fogerty, Joan Baez, Paul Rodgers, Benmont Tench, Tommy Stinson, Lee Ranaldo and Jeff Daniels.


Rodrigo y Gabriela: 9 Dead Alive

Review of Rodrigo y Gabriela 2014 album 9 Dead Alive.

Eels: The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett

Review of Eels 2014 album.

Lydia Loveless' Record Store Day single defends Kesha during a messy management

Feature on singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless.
Isthmus Link to Story

The Fleshtones Re-Invent The Wheel

Interview with Peter Zaremba of New York garage rockers The Fleshtones.

The Heartbreakers’ Benmont Tench Finds His Voice With Lucky

Interview with Benmont Tench, founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
American Songwriter Link to Story

Pontiak: Hey, We Play for Kevin Bacon

Feature on Virginia-based rock band Pontiak who had song in FOX drama, “The Following,” in which Kevin Bacon has the lead role.
Third Coast Daily Link to Story

Reverend Horton Heat: New label, Same Spirit

Interview with Jim Heath of Reverend Horton Heat

Joan Baez, troublemaker

Interview with legendary folk singer Joan Baez
Isthmus Link to Story

Field Report Get Serious

Feature on Milwaukee band Field Report, with comments from Counting Crows' Adam Duritz.
American Songwriter Link to Story

Strand of Oaks: A Tale of Perseverance

Feature on Strand of Oaks which includes comments from John Vanderslice and Joe Pug.
American Songwriter Link to Story

Q&A: Will Sheff Finds Emotional Truth, Gets Nostalgic about Childhood on Okkervil River’s

Interview with Will Sheff of Okkervil River on 2013 album The Silver Gymnasium.
American Songwriter Link to Story

David Mayfield Parade: Full Album Stream & Q&A

Interview with singer-songwriter David Mayfield about his 2013 album Good Man Down.
American Songwriter Link to Story


Joshua Michael Miller

I am a Wisconsin-based freelance journalist and web designer. My writing has appeared in publications such as American Songwriter Magazine, Relix, The Onion-A.V. Club Milwaukee, Isthmus (Madison, WI), Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Shepherd Express,, Maximum Ink, Muzzle of Bees blog, Perfect Sound Forever Magazine, West Bend Daily News and the University of Denver's alumni publications.

• Moraine Park Technical College West Bend, WI Aug. 2009 – May 2011 ( IT - Web Developer Technical Diploma)
• University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI - Aug. 2006 - Dec. 2008 (Bachelor of Science Major: Journalism, Minor: English – Creative Writing)
• University of Wisconsin - Washington County West Bend, WI - Aug. 2004 - May 2006 (Associate Degree Major: Journalism)

Work Experience- Freelance Writer:
• Third Coast Daily (Feb. 2014 – Present)
• Relix Magazine (Feb. 2013 – Present)
• Isthmus newspaper (Madison, WI) (Jan 2013 – Present)
• A.V. Club Milwaukee (Sept 2012 – Dec 2013)
• American Songwriter Magazine (July 2012-Present)
• Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Jan-Feb 2012)
• Shepherd Express (Oct 2009-present)
• (June 2009-Sept. 2011)
• Maximum Ink (Feb. 2009 – April 2010)
• West Bend Daily News (summer 2005, 2006, 2009)

Skills and Specialties:
o Able to take initiative with projects and make contacts in timely manner
o Strive to include multiple sources whenever possible
o Very good at multitasking with writing and web design projects and taking on all kinds of deadlines
o Strong interest in story-oriented and in-depth features
o Thoroughly research article topics to come up questions and follow-up questions
o Diverse writing experiences, from short newspaper features/reviews to in-depth magazine-length features
o Extensively covered Milwaukee, Madison and Wisconsin music scenes



  • magazine writing
  • newspaper writing
  • music journalism
  • in-depth features
  • interviews
  • reviews