THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH
Swedish singer and guitarist Kristian Matsson is a soft-spoken guy who stands somewhere around five and a half feet tall. But on stage, he's known as The Tallest Man on Earth, a name he's earned by giving unforgettable live performances with one of the boldest, most captivating voices around. Currently on tour, The Tallest Man On Earth will make a stopover at the Rockhal on 31 October 2012 with a new studio album set to release in June.
Matsson got his start as the lead singer of the Swedish folk-rock band Montezumas in 2006. After the group released one self-titled album, Matsson left the group to begin writing and performing as The Tallest Man on Earth. He released his full-length debut, "Shallow Grave" in 2008 and released a spectacular follow-up record with "The Wild Hunt" in 2010. He has performed alongside several heavyweights in the music industry including tour dates with Bon Iver. Now, his third studio full-length album "There's No Leaving Now" will be released in June and will be featuring a more relaxed and conversational approach than its predecessors.
It is impossible to discuss The Tallest Man on Earth's music without acknowledging Bob Dylan. The seemingly effortlessness, the melodic sensibility and the deft lyricism all recall Dylan's early years. But when you witness the Tallest Man on Earth perform live, you are watching a possessed man. The energy pours out with every word. Full of intensity and raw emotion, he paces the stage, bringing the audience into the palm of his hand, completely lost in his songs.
The connection that he has with his fans is a sight to behold. He is a man with a story to tell and doing so with his exquisitely beautiful music, unmistakable gravelly voice, timeless melodies and haunting lyrics, it is easy to see why he is called The Tallest Man on Earth...he has taken indie folk music to new heights.
Calling all folk music lovers out there! Tallest Man on Earth is heading to the Rockhal and you can see him live on stage on 31 October 2012!