+ Duke GarwoodFriday 1 April 2011
An unparalleled live performer, Josh T. Pearson comes to London to play tracks from his debut solo album Last Of The Country Gentlemen.
Originally from Texas, Josh T. Pearson formed the short-lived phenomenon that was Lift to Experience, who released one sprawling, majestic masterpiece - 2001's The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads - before splitting up soon after. Lift to Experience were so beloved by John Peel that he had them record three sessions in five months, and they were included in the Best 125 Peel Sessions of all time.
Since then, Josh T. Pearson has spent many years in the wilderness, only releasing one studio recording, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, a split 7-inch single with the Dirty Three and appearing on the Mercury Prize-nominated Bat for Lashes album Fur and Gold.