Josh T. Pearson releases Last of the Country Gentleman today. We reviewed it last week, in more than glowing terms. We gave it full marks, 10/10 with David Edwards writing that:
"The true beauty of the record is defined by its intimacy. And its appeal will be measured in how so many people will hear this album and recall their own tales of bitterness and lost love: each ragged string raking across your scarred memories, each lyric exploring the hieroglyphics scratched into the wrinkles around your eyes. In shedding his layers of pain, Pearson reveals his heart: broken and bloodied, but still beating, still fighting. We share and revere in his redemption, rarely has something so physically fragile sounded so mighty in its emotional resonance. A truly magnificent record."
So yes, high praise indeed from us. We've got an exclusive mini-video-documentary style thing about his recent shows in Paris, which you can watch below. Some stunning vistas of the Paris skyline are included.
Head over to his website to get a free download of 'Country Dumb' in exchange for your e-mail address. Mr Pearson also plays some shows as of next week in the UK. Have a look below:
24 - Sheffield, Queen's Social Club
25 - Glasgow, Stereo
26 - Dublin, The Workman's Club
27 - Manchester, Deaf Institute
29 - Brighton, Ballroom
30 - Nottingham, Bodega Social
1 - London, Purcell Rooms | SOLD OUT