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The Tallest Man on Earth

Tue. 03. Sep'24 19:00 Sala Apolo

The Tallest Man on Earth

Concert of The Tallest Man on Earth in Barcelona - 3rd September 2024

The Tallest Man On Earth is the new Midas of Swedish folk, and we could add, Scandinavian folk as well. Behind the moniker stands Kristian Matsson, though artistically known as The Tallest Man On Earth. It could be argued that his third album, "There's No Leaving Now" (2012), solidified this crown, although he had already pleasantly surprised with his debut, "Shallow Grave" (2008), which unironically played with Dylan-esque echoes and, in the era of "weird" folk, eschewed any sort of strangeness or obscurity, opting instead for straightforward melody.

The harmonica and fingerpicked guitar connected to timeless standards and then to 21st-century sensibilities. The achievements of "Shallow Grave" were furthered by "The Wild Hunt" (2010), which charted and expanded his audience. His penultimate studio album to date is "Dark Bird Is Home" (2015), recorded with a band - a departure from his previous solo tours - and crafted around his divorce. It's akin to his own "Blood On The Tracks" his most personal album.

In 2018, he embarked on the project "When The Bird Sees The Solid Ground" a series of five songs released in installments: "An Ocean" in March; "Somewhere In The Mountains, Somewhere In New York" in April; "Forever Is A Very Long Time" in August; "Down In My Heart" in August; and finally "The I Won't Sing No More." Each song release was accompanied by a thematically related music video directed by Matsson himself.

In April 2023, he returned with his sixth album, "Henry St.". Nick Sanborn has taken charge of its production, and contributions are also found from Ryan Gustafson (of The Dead Tongues) on guitar, lap steel, and ukulele, TJ Maiani on drums, CJ Camerieri (of Bon Iver) on trumpet and horn, Phil Cook on piano and organ, Rob Moose (of Bon Iver, yMusic) on strings, and Adam Schatz on saxophone.

“I understood what the songs I had written needed: sounds that I could never have thought of or created myself. We recorded many of the songs live in the studio, playing, having fun, and being really open with each other.”


19:00 Doors

20:30 Start

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