Texan folk singer Josh T. Pearson has announced a string of UK tour dates to take place this September on the back of his highly acclaimed debut album Last Of The Country Gentlemen which was released earlier this year courtesy of Mute Records.
Drawn from the lessons of what he describes as “a rough year”, Last Of The Country Gentlemen is a collection of seven songs (four of which pass the 10 minute mark) released after a self imposed hiatus that stretched out over ten years. The album gained wild reviews here in the UK with Uncut calling it “A stone cold masterpiece… 5/5 Album of the Month”, The Times claimed that “Not since Leonard Cohen has an artist emerged who can evoke such profound extremes of human emotion through the device of a simple musical performance. 5/5″, and fellow songwriter and frontman of Elbow Guy Garvey called him “The greatest male vocalist of our time”.
The tour goes as follows:
Sun 4 Sept – End Of The Road, Larmer Tree Gardens
Wed 21 Sept – Nottingham Glee Club
Thurs 22 Sept – Norwich Arts Centre
Sat 24 Sept – Cambridge Junction 2
Mon 26 Sept – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Tues 27 Sept – Gateshead The Sage
Wed 28 Sept – Birmingham Glee Club
Sat 26 Nov – London Barbican ‘An Evening with Josh T. Pearson and Guests’