Josh T. Pearson - SXSW/New Single "Country Dumb" out Feb. 22

As a precursor to his debut solo album, Last Of The Country Gentlemen (out March 29, 2011), Josh T. Pearson will release the single, “Country Dumb” on February 22nd, 2011.
You might be wondering to yourself why his name sounds familiar --- Josh was part of the short-lived phenomenon that was Lift to Experience, which sadly released only one sprawling masterpiece, 2001's The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads.
I keep mentioning over and over that this band was 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.
An album standout, this exclusive single edit of ‘’Country Dumb” features renowned multi-instrumentalist and composer Dustin O’ Halloran on superbly subtle piano accompaniment. The release of ‘Country Dumb’ coincides with a UK tour, including two dates in London which are already sold out.
Pearson will make his much-anticipated return to SXSW this year, marking his US solo debut. The appearance at SXSW will be a homecoming for Pearson in more ways than one. The Texas native started his journey at the festival over a decade ago when Lift to Experience was first signed to Bella Union immediately following their performance in 2000.
Since the demise of Lift to Experience, Josh T. Pearson has spent many years adrift, only releasing one studio recording, ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’, a split 7” single with the Dirty Three, and an appearance on the song ‘Trophy’ included on the Mercury Prize-nominated Bat for Lashes album, Fur and Gold.
Watch an exclusive version of "Country Dumb" and download the piano version from

Josh T. Pearson UK Tour Dates:
Wed 23 Feb London Slaughtered Lamb £10 SOLD OUT
Thu 24 March Sheffield Queens Social Club
Fri 25 March Glasgow Stereo
Sun 27 March Manchester The Deaf Institute
Tue 29 March Brighton Brighton Ballroom
Wed 30 March Nottingham Bodega
Fri 1 April London Purcell Rooms SOLD OUT