New Release & Tour: Josh T. Pearson – The Straight Hits! / Straight To The Top!

Josh T. Pearson is set to release new album, The Straight Hits!, on April 13th and has also announced a European tour to support the record

What’s more, Pearson has unveiled new single Straight To The Top!…

Though he’s been a recording artist for over two decades now, and has been writing songs for thirty years, The Straight Hits! is only Josh T. Pearson’s second solo album, and follows his acclaimed debut, 2011’s Last Of The Country Gentlemen and 2001’s The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads by his group Lift To Experience

Lately, the Texan gentleman has been motivated by a desire to share more Josh T. Pearson music with the world, before it’s too late… “In the last years I learned to dance, take drugs, make love… choose life. I got rid of the beard, cut my hair and started wearing color. I burned down all my idols and realized in the process that I needed to burn down my reputation as fast as I could too. I felt constricted by the old stuff and I didn’t like being in a cage. It wasn’t letting me move on”

“I was at the US Embassy in London when the shit went down with the presidential election in 2016,” he remembers. “It was unsettling; I’ve never seen the country so divided. A responsibility seemed to shift within me – like, where are the people really stepping up to spread joy?”

In just three days, Pearson had penned nine whole songs (the album also includes a cover of Austin Americana singer/songwriter Jonathan Terrell’s wonderful country tribute song Damn Straight) – “The album is a departure from years of long form songwriting with tunes meant to hit straight and to the point. They all had to be direct hits although I don’t know if I got the ‘hits’ part right, but I did think it was funny calling it a ‘hits’ record after releasing only one solo album after a lifetime of playing music”

Josh T. Pearson’s UK & European tour dates are as follows…

May 15 – Leeds, England – Brudenell Social Club
May 16 – Birmingham, England – The Glee Club
May 18 – Dublin, Ireland – Whelans
May 19 – Glasgow, Scotland – Art School
May 20 – Manchester, England – Gorilla
May 22 – London, England – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
May 24 – Paris, France – La Maroquinerie
May 26 – Brussels, Belgium – Rotonde Botanique
May 27 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Bitterzoet
May 28 – Cologne, Germany – Gebäude 9
May 29 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust
May 30 – Berlin, Germany – Quasimodo
June 4 – Stockholm, Sweden – Kagelbanen
June 5 – Copenhagen, Denmark – DR Koncerthuset Studio 3
June 6 – Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret