"Thirsty Thursday" Featuring Pearl Clarkin
Happy Thursday! Thank you for talking with us. So what’s your favorite food on the road? Cracker Barrel Old Timer’s Breakfast with double hash brown casserole, grits and biscuits with honey. I’ll take that any time of the day.
Where do you shop and name three items that are always in your grocery cart. Whole Foods - smoothie ingredients like strawberries or another fruit… avocados, cheese.
What’s your favorite family recipe? We have a secret sixth generation praline recipe that is to die for. One day I will market Pearl’s Pralines on a national scale. They are that good.
What should every kitchen be stocked with? A loving momma.
We love your music! Is there any news for the forthcoming album? My debut EP “Girls of Summer” will be released this summer! I’m going home to the island (Pensacola Beach) to sell it. My Florida fans are very supportive and come out in droves when I sing there. They are kind of famous themselves and are known around the country as the “Alligator Army.” There are also tourists and they have been super supportive, too. We have two million visitors come to the island each summer. I will sing out at venues every day for 100 days and sell the EP and merch. It’s my goal to chart on iTunes. Wish me luck!
Is there anyone in your family that you can credit as being instrumental in your decision to go into the music field? No, Mom always tried to talk me out of it! She thought I was too soft to make it in what is a very tough business. But, music is what I am…there is no getting away from it for me. I was singing before I could talk and writing songs in my head for as long as I can remember. My family calls me The Trail Blazer.
Aside from singing do you play any instruments? Guitar and ukulele.
Since every project has a story, what’s the story behind your debut EP? My debut EP is being released this summer. It’s called “Girls of Summer.” This song was written from my experiences of growing up on a small island on the Redneck Riviera. When I was little I would listen to mom talk to her friends from back in high school and college about their glory days on the beach. They would talk about being young and running around in bikinis and flirting with the guys. Their faces would light up when they talked about drinking Bushwhackers or night swimming. It seems like a magical world of happiness. Then, when I got in high school, it was the same for me and my girlfriends. We sashayed around like we were beauty queens and I thought… I’m going to remember these days I am living now for the rest of my life. One day I will be 40 something with kids and a job but I can always think back about when me and my girlfriends were queens of the beach. I may gain weight or grow old but no one will ever be able to take those memories from me! Once a girl of summer, always a girl of summer.
Do you have any pre-show rituals? I hug as many people in the crowd as I can.
Finally, if you could be sponsored by one food/drink brand who would it be and why? I would love to be sponsored by Sun Basket or Urban Juicer. Both provide healthy food products. Sun Basket provides meals and Urban Juicer is a Nashville-based juice shop – but it also has smoothies, soups and food like Avocado Toast and even vegan burgers! I spend most of my money at both of these because being healthy is so important. Life on the road is hard on your body and it is very hard to be healthy and find good food options. I have been a huge advocate for both of these healthy brands for a while now, and I would love to be sponsored by one or both of them one day! I swear by them both!
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About Pearl Clarkin:
Pearl began performing at live music venues in her hometown of Pensacola Beach, FL at the young age of twelve. Since then, she has performed over 1,200 live shows across the country, has been featured on GAC TV and has opened up for the likes of Charlie Daniels, Michael Ray, Montgomery Gentry, Jake Owen and more. Pearl has played at Nashville's famous CMA Fest for the last five years and CMT, Big Machine Label Group and Cumulus Media recently named her one of the top ten unsigned artist's in the country. As an acclaimed singer/songwriter, Pearl has performed at some of Nashville's most famous venues for original music, such as The Bluebird Cafe and The Listening Room. Pearl serves as an advocate for equality for women in country music and fronts the all-female band Rhinestone. In 2019, her single "Girls of Summer" hit country radio and charted at 42 on Music Row's Country Breakout Chart. Her highly anticipated EP "Girls of Summer" is set to be released in the summer of 2020.