Posted in music on March 31, 2011

Josh T Pearson @ SXSW (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Josh T Pearson

"Josh T. Pearson's debut album The Last of the Country Gentleman is a heartbreaking account of the collapse of his marriage; recorded over two soul-searching nights in Berlin, it perfectly captures a man in the depths of despair using music as a cathartic escape. It's one of the few albums that will still be listened to in years to come and will still ring with the emotional resonance that it does today.

The album is very much a personal listen and was unsure of how it would translate when being played in front of a packed room or how Josh T. Pearson (some how seems wrong to revert to calling him Josh) would be able to deliver such stark and personal material in front of an audience.
There was no need to be worried, because as soon as he starts playing "Rivers of Babylon/Thou Art Loosed", the audience is stunned in to silence - I've never witnessed such a quiet and respectful audience..." [Left Lion]

The Last of the Country Gentleman is out now via Mute whose studio it was in that Lain Forsyth captured Josh playing "Woman When I've Raised Hell." Watch the video below...

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Josh T. Pearson - Woman When I've Raised Hell...

and here's some more:

Josh T Pearson - Sweetheart I Ain't Your Christ (Froggy's Session)

JOSH T. PEARSON - Woman, when i've raised hell (FD Acoustic session)

Josh T. Pearson - Thou are loosed - Rivers of Babylon

osh T. Pearson - Woman, When I've Raised Hell...

Josh T. Pearson - Sweetheart, I ain't your christ

Josh T Person dates
Fri 1 April Southbank Centre Purcell Room
Mon 4 April Berlin Comet
Tue 5 April Hamburg Gruner Jager
Wed 6 April Koln Studio 672
Thu 7 April Frankfurt Ponyhof
Fri 8 April Rotterdam Motel Mozaique
Sat 9 April Brussels Botanique - Witloof Bar
Thu 14 April Brest La Carene
Fri 15 April Paris Le Cafe de la Danse
Sat 16 April Rennes La Chapelle du Conservatoire
Sun 17 April Toulouse La Dynamo
Mon 18 April Lyon Grond Zero
Tue 19 April Colmar La Colisee
Wed 20 April Tourcoing L' Hospice D'Havre
Tue 26 April Milan Art Gallery
Wed 27 April Lausanne Le Bourg
Thu 28 April Barcelona Sidecar
Mon 2 May Belfast Catherdral Quarter Arts Festival
Wed 4 May Leamington Spa The Assembly
Thu 5 May Stockholm Cafe Theatre
Fri 6 May Bristol Anson Rooms
Sun 8 May Anstruther Fence Home Game Festival
Mon 9 May Edinburgh Queens Hall
Tue 10 May Liverpool Academy
Wed 11 May London Union Chapel
Fri 13 May Pavilion Theatre Club Uncut - The Great Escape

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Comments (39)

U.S. TOUR PLEASE!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 2:30 PM

Because you can never have too many Ray LaMontagnes

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 2:33 PM

Who does he think he is Tim Kasher? Bon Iver?

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 2:41 PM

he played brooklyn right before playing sxsw...

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 2:46 PM

NICE

FUCKING

BEARD

(dumbass...)

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 2:53 PM

us tour would be nice...also be nice if he play some from lift to experience since most people didnt get to see him here in the states

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 3:07 PM

YAWN Music.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 3:27 PM

Is that really an insult??! Ray Lamontagne is a better songwriter than almost every POS band mentioned on this site!

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 3:27 PM

I dont think music could get more boring than Josh Pearson solo

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 3:28 PM

Typical stupid f--king comments from idiots who know absolutely nothing about music...only trends and bullsh!t. F--k off!

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 3:29 PM

Typical? People aren't allowed to post their opinions here? Am I wrong?

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 3:34 PM

I'm of the opinion that Josh Pearson needs a double expresso and bump, because this music sucks!

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 3:45 PM

3:34...opinions are like diapers and yours should be changed for the most obvious reason......

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 3:54 PM

3:34...opinions are like diapers and yours should be changed for the most obvious reason......

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 3:54 PM

3:34...opinions are like diapers and yours should be changed for the most obvious reason......

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 3:54 PM

I'd expect these negative comments from a bunch of dimwits who cream over nonsense like LCD. Idiots!

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 3:57 PM

OMG, it's boring! Too slow...wah wah wah!! I have ADD and can only listen to recycled indie-crap with Ray-Bans on..wah wah!

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 4:00 PM

"I'm of the opinion that Josh Pearson needs a double expresso and bump, because this music sucks!"

lulz!

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 4:09 PM

'lulz!' is part of your vocab...FAIL at life!

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 4:15 PM

Theres no soul to this music. Its stale and lacks passion.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 4:26 PM

There is no way anybody likes this music.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 4:41 PM

YAWN

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 4:46 PM

sorry jokers. this guy is legit. the SarcasmblogUSA just isnt the place for him.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 5:05 PM

awful music for boring pussies.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 5:10 PM

Wow, anyone ever hear of Lift To Experience? Didn't think so...fucking LOSERS!!!!!! Goddamn imbeciles, every last one of ya!

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 5:49 PM

LTE SUCKED. This is much better.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 7:03 PM

the lift to experience album was ok. that does not warrant crappy solo albums from this troll.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 7:07 PM

I had to start braising the beef, pork butt and veal shanks for the tomato sauce. It was Michael's favorite. I was making ziti with the meat gravy and I'm planning to roast some peppers over the flames and I was gonna put on some string beans with some olive oil and garlic, and I had some beautiful cutlets that were cut just right, that I was going to fry up before dinner just as an appetizer. So I was home for about an hour. Now my plan was to start the dinner early so Karen and I could unload the guns that Jimmy didn't want, and then get the package for Lois to take to Atlanta for her trip later that night.

Posted by Henry | March 31, 2011 7:15 PM

You can catch any number of singers that sound like this at sidewalk cafe every tuesday open mic. There is nothing special about this one.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 7:18 PM

someone call will oldhams lawyer! identify theft right here...

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 7:26 PM

THIS GUY IS SPECIAL! HE SINGS ABOUT BEARDS.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 7:29 PM

I saw Josh at the gym last week. He was pretentious and crude. But boy, can he lift!

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 7:37 PM

Whenever I see a troll like this singing in a church, I feel sorry for him.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 7:45 PM

What a bunch of fucking nerds! Go have fun at the Strokes tomorrow...cunts!

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 7:50 PM

Nerds like the Strokes. Jocks like Josh Pearson!

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 7:52 PM

This hippie needs a bump and a red bull.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 8:01 PM

will oldham is better than this troll

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 8:16 PM

He has a very pretty voice like Jerry Garcia.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 8:50 PM

As if everyone in the room can immediately understand the finer points of this person's divorce.

Please stop with the inane descriptions. Note to music "journalists:" you really DO NOT have to review every show you see.

Were his divorce details made public through some hipster iPhone app?

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 9:03 PM

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