Mute Song & La Chunga welcome Josh T. Pearson
Mute Song & La Chunga welcome Josh T. Pearson. ’Last Of The Country Gentlemen’, the much anticipated debut solo album from Josh T. Pearson, is a collection of personal, powerful and painful songs drawn from the lessons of what Pearson describes as "a rough year". A modern masterpiece, the album is built on a self-referential sadness that ultimately offers hope from the trials that Pearson has suffered and survived.
The son of a ’fire and brimstone’ style southern preacher, Josh T. Pearson’s strict religious upbringing has informed much of his musical output. Pearson was a founder member of the short-lived but critically acclaimed band Lift to Experience, who released only one record, the 2001 concept album ’The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads’, before splitting up soon after. So beloved by John Peel were they that he had LTE record three sessions in five months and were included in the Best 125 Peel Sessions of all time.
’Last Of The Country Gentlemen’ was recorded in Berlin in two nights, freshly written and committed to tape after Pearson saw how the songs affected audiences when he played them.
Mute are Josh T. Pearson’s record label and publishers.