The Illustrious New Talent!
A consummate acoustic performer, Miller kicked things off at The Saint with his bare bones acoustic and eclectic soul session, utilizing powerful vocals on songs such as the dynamic “Johanna” and the fresh, cool twist of “The Last Supper,” featuring the poetic complexities of Klass Jones, who lent his visionary rhymes to Millers melodically posed questions. Klass and Emily Parsowith were also featured together on Alarm as well as Wooden Nickels, which will be Joe’s upcoming CD title. Even with the fair sized crowd clucking away like loud chickens during his set, Joe miller proved to be a strong musical convincer and a class act. Look for new CD info coming soon over at reverbnation.com/joemiller.
Singer/songwriter, Joe Miller, was born in Elmira, NY. On his 15th birthday, his parents bought him his first guitar. After learning the basics and callousing his fingers to the bone, Joe entered the coffeehouse circuit of New York State's Southern Tier. Just a couple of years later, Joe drove out to Oberlin College in Ohio to record his first acoustic album, "Still Young" at the age of 17. To support the album, he traveled all over the northeast to coffeehouses and music clubs like "The Lion's Den" (NYC), Caffe Lena (Saratoga Springs, NY), The Bitter End (NYC), and other legendary folk venues. After graduating high school, Joe attended Mansfield University of Pennsylvania to study contemporary american folk music with Dr. Douglas Crowder. In the summer of 2007, Joe released his first studio album, "Worn Out Joke"(Foxtrot Mango Records, Montreal). His song "The Troubadour" was named the PA finalist for the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Competition. After graduating from Mansfield, Joe moved to Asbury Park, NJ to pursue a career in music while working full time at Wegmans Market in Ocean, NJ. In 2010, he was nominated for "Best Male Acoustic Act" at the Asbury Music Awards. Currently, Joe is writing and recording his upcoming album entitled "Wooden Nickels - The Organic Sessions", to be released sometime this year.