Josh T. Pearson - Last of the Country Gentlemen

To be absolutely treasured
Josh T. Pearson - Last of the Country Gentlemen
Pearson’s previous band Lift To Experience released their only album in 2001, and were worshipped by John Peel. Since then, the Texan has spent the last decade hidden away, battling inner demons and searching his soul. This debut solo is stripped back, deeply moving and damn hard work at times (four of the seven tracks top the ten-minute mark). However, Pearson’s mournful growl, and the brutal honesty in raking over his personal failings, makes for a majestic, in-the-dead-of-the-night confessional. ‘Sweetheart I Ain’t Your Christ’, in particular, is smothered in self-damnation but also beautiful, stark and to be absolutely treasured.

8/10

Words by John Freeman


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