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Concerts

Tallest Man On Earth performs at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival.

August 17, 2012 One smallish Swede makes a gigantic sound with little more than his voice and an acoustic guitar.

Kristian Matsson, a.k.a. The Tallest Man On Earth performs at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

July 27, 2012 Hear Matsson's intricate fingerpicking, thoughtful lyrics and big voice, live from World Cafe.

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Tallest Man On Earth performed on Mountain Stage.

March 24, 2011 Folksinger Kristian Matsson performs songs from his album The Wild Hunt.

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October 5, 2010 Hear a full concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C., with an opening set by S. Carey.

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Studio Sessions

The Tallest Man on Earth performs on KCRW.com.

October 24, 2012 Watch Swedish singer Kristian Matsson perform a stunning "1904" on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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October 8, 2012 Hear Swedish singer Kristian Matsson perform songs from his new album, There's No Leaving Now.

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September 14, 2009 The young Swedish folksinger is passionate, gruff, a great guitar picker and a damn good poet.

Interviews & Profiles

There's No Leaving Now, Kristian Matsson's newest album as The Tallest Man on Earth, comes out Tuesday.

June 11, 2012 On his new record, Kristian Matsson confronts the sources of his anxiety with pastoral poetry.

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Discover Songs

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December 14, 2010 All Songs Considered listeners cast thousands of votes for the year's best music. See their Top 25.

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October 12, 2010 The latest All Songs Considered features Bob Dylan bootlegs, Animal Collective's Avey Tare and more.

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May 11, 2010 The raw emotion of Kristian Matsson's "Burden of Tomorrow" makes ornamentation unnecessary.

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July 20, 2009 Hear new music from The Monsters of Folk, Jim James, The Tallest Man on Earth, and more.

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Reviews

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May 11, 2010 The raw emotion of Kristian Matsson's "Burden of Tomorrow" makes ornamentation unnecessary.

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March 15, 2010 Kristian Matsson pens earthy, passionate folk tunes with a knack for clever lyrical turns.

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July 20, 2009 Hear new music from The Monsters of Folk, Jim James, The Tallest Man on Earth, and more.

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More Stories

The Tallest Man on Earth's new album, There's No Leaving Now, comes out June 12.

June 3, 2012 These 10 songs dazzle and shimmy and sulk, with a capacity for poignancy, propulsion and grace.

Bob's Top 9 Albums Of 2010

December 7, 2010 Hear selections from the All Songs Considered host's most beloved albums of the year.

Lower Dens

December 7, 2010 All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton unveils his picks for the year's best music.

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December 7, 2010 Take a listen to our biggest musical surprises of 2010, songs of the year, and more.

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December 1, 2010 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Sufjan Stevens and more artists from S to Z.

NPR Artist Directory

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NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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