At a time when many young Country Acts are emerging and leaning towards the modern sounds on “Country” Radio, Joshua Michael is doing the exact opposite. When Joshua sings…his deep, warm, baritone voice is drenched in (Pedal) Steel Guitar, the sounds of a “Soul” Fiddle, and a twangy Electric Guitar. Joshua dips back to the roots of those before him, singing songs by Country Greats…such as—Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Sr., George Jones, and many more. That being said – His covers of Country Icons, such as—George Strait, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, and Keith Whitley…stand out.
“…looks and sounds like a young George Strait…”, “… sounds like Randy Travis and Alan Jackson…” – are a few of the many comparisons, that stand out. Joshua is only 22 years old, but has developed a reputation for being – “Real Country” – in a time where the bulk of “Country” Music, is no longer Country. When asked to define what Country Music is, Joshua says – “… it’s songs of life, an’ love, an’ cryin’, an’ dyin’, heartache, cheatin’, drinkin’, dancin’, and havin’ a good time…”. It’s no wonder, why he’s becoming the “go-to” Country Act…for many “Traditional Country” loving fans.
From the smooth-as-honey vocals, to the phenomenal musicianship (in his Band, starting with a top-notch rhythm section…compiled of seasoned veterans), and to his impeccable song-choice…night in and night out – It’s a real treat to to see Joshua Michael and his Band, The Starlight Troubadours—perform live. With all of that being said, looking towards the future – Joshua is excited to get into the Studio and record an EP. In the meantime, Joshua is continuing to play all over the Wisconsin area…so check out his calendar, and come see this young Country Artist for yourself!