• Kristian Matsson, a.k.a. The Tallest Man On Earth performs at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
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Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson is the epitome of a modern-day troubadour. Known for his crooning voice and acoustic folk tunes, Matsson recently released his fourth full-length album under the name The Tallest Man on Earth, entitled There's No Leaving Now.

However simple his formula may seem, The Tallest Man on Earth is much more than just a man with a guitar. His intricate fingerpicking, thoughtful lyrics and big voice give his work great height — and help him live up to his stage name.

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  • To Just Grow Away
  • Love is All
  • 1904
  • Criminals
  • Leading Me Now
  • Wind and Walls
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