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Author. Musician. Husband, father.
North Carolina born, Wisconsin educated, Georgia transplanted.



Prior to pursuing his dream of becoming a full-time author and musician in 2015, Joshua Cutchin served as Public Affairs Director of the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music for three years. During his tenure at UGA, Joshua authored over one hundred articles, press releases, and blog posts.

In addition to appearing in local media, his press releases have also been referenced and distributed by such media outlets as the Associated Press and National Public Radio. Before his time at UGA, Joshua provided content for the Georgia Symphony Orchestra (Marietta, GA), Athens Banner-Herald (Athens, GA), Walton Tribune (Monroe, GA), and Observer News Enterprise (Newton, NC).


Joshua Cutchin has appeared on countless paranormal programs discussing his work, including Coast to Coast AM, Mysterious Universe, Binnall of America, Expanded Perspectives, Radio Misterioso, and the Gralien Report. 


He is the author of seven critically-acclaimed books: 2015's A Trojan Feast: The Food and Drink Offerings of Aliens, Faeries, and Sasquatch (translated into Spanish as Banquete Troyano); 2016's The Brimstone Deceit: An In-Depth Examination of Supernatural Scents, Otherworldly Odors, & Monstrous Miasmas; 2018's Thieves in the Night: A Brief History of Supernatural Child Abductions; and 2020's Where the Footprints End: High Strangeness and the Bigfoot Phenomenon, Volumes I & II, with Timothy Renner. In 2022, he released his two-part masterwork: Ecology of Souls: A New Mythology of Death & the Paranormal.

2023 saw the release of both his curated essay collection Fairy Films: Wee Folk on the Big Screen and his first work of fiction, the novel Them Old Ways Never Died. That same year, Joshua also 

released The Ufology Tarot with Miguel Romero, Greg Bishop, Susan Demeter, and David Metcalfe, a magical art project celebrating the discipline's prominent thinkers. Joshua provided several card descriptions and served as editor and layout designer for the accompanying art book


Joshua's writing is also featured in The Singular Fortean Society's Yuletide Guide to High Strangeness (2023), Deep Weird (2023), Peach State Monsters (2021), Wood Knocks: Vol. 3 (2018), Don't Look Behind You (2018), and UFOs: Reframing the Debate (2017).  Excerpts of his work have appeared in Fortean Times and Edge Science. He also serves as full-time script writer and executive producer for the popular YouTube channel What Lurks Beneath.

Cutchin has been featured on the hit History Channel television show Ancient Aliens as well as in the documentaries I Believe in Bigfoot, The Man Who Invented Flying Saucers, and The Beyond: UFOs & A New Reality. He is also a recurring roundtable guest on the Where Did the Road Go? podcast.


Joshua has been invited to speak at Georgia MUFON Events, the International Fortean Organization's FortFests (MD 2016 & 2019), X-Filers United! conference (RI 2019), ConCarolinas (NC 2019-2021), Strange Realities Conference (TN 2019-2024), East West Bookshop, Tewksbury Public Library's Fright Nights (2020), Morbid Anatomy (2022), Phenomenacon (2020, hosted by Greg & Dana Newkirk), the Worldwide Metaphysical Tribe (IL 2022), The Midwest Conference on the Unknown (MO 2022), DragonCon (GA 2022-2023), Archives of the Impossible (TX 2023), An Inquiry Into Anomalous Experiences & the Phenomenon (NYC 2023), Mystic South (GA 2024), and the Association of Paranormal Study's Paranormal Research Symposium (PA 2024).

In 2024, Joshua was invited to teach a course on the near-death experience as part of the Kosmos Institute's spring 2024-2025 Mastery Series - "Breaking Through to the Other Side: Emergent Narratives of Transcendent Gnosis.




Joshua began playing tuba at age 12.  Five years later, he appeared on NBC’s Today Show with Sam Pilafian and Patrick Sheridan; the year after, he enrolled in the University of Wisconsin, where he studied music performance under the eminent John Stevens and received his first instruction in jazz with Jim Doherty.


In Madison, Joshua was a founding member of The Big House tuba quartet.  The ensemble was not only a favorite at the Chancellor's pre-football game soirées, but was also a finalist in the 2006 International Tuba & Euphonium Conference quartet competition.  During his tenure with The Big House, Joshua began writing music for the first time, completing a gig book of eighteen polkas for tuba quartet.


As a classical musician, Joshua was winner of multiple concerto contests and was a finalist in several international tuba competitions, including the ITEC Mock Orchestral Audition and the Leonard Falcone Festival.  He has performed with several orchestras and wind ensembles throughout the south and Midwest, including the Oshkosh and LaGrange Symphonies, and in 2005, Joshua performed Gunther Schuller’s Five Moods for Tuba Quartet for the composer at UW.  His musical travels have allowed him to play venues as varied as New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Gruene Hall in Texas, and he has been fortunate to work under conductors such as David Becker, Mark Camphouse, Mallory Thompson, Ray Cramer, and Frederick Fennell.

Photo by Justen Clay

Joshua moved to Athens, Georgia in 2007 on the Bulldog Brass Quintet fellowship, where he had the opportunity to work with renowned Canadian Brass founder Fred Mills and study under David Zerkel.  The following year he formed the Half Dozen Brass Band, and began performing almost exclusively in a jazz and rock capacity. Over the past several years, he has recorded and performed live with such artists as Ike Stubblefield, June Yamagishi, Tommy Smothers, Blair Crimmins & the Hookers, Cha Wa, Antsy McClain, Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz, the Brass Animals, Tray Dahl & the Jugtime Ragband, Abby Wren, Wren & the Wravens, 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra, Ruby Reds Band, Black Sheep Ensemble, Bulldog Brass Quintet, Half Dozen Brass Band, Divergence, Papa Legba, Second Line Atlanta, Big House Tuba Quartet, Mike “Chappy” Wagner, Lefty Hathaway, JazzChronic, Stephanie Nilles, Half Ass Brass Band, and Suzy Sazerac. His primary band is Atlanta's premier New Orleans-style brass band, FunkCake.


As a composer, Joshua has had his music performed by Phonatopia Tuba-Euphonium Quartet, and the tuba ensembles of the University of Georgia, University of Wisconsin, and the Eastman School of Music. In addition to Stevens and Zerkel, Joshua’s teachers have included Connie Weldon, creator of the modern tuba ensemble, and David Mills, tubist of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

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