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Kristian Matsson, a.k.a. The Tallest Man on Earth.
Kristian Matsson, a.k.a. The Tallest Man on Earth. courtesy of the artist
With his bold vocal style and his intricate acoustic guitar work, The Tallest Man on Earth (a.k.a. Kristian Matsson) has drawn many comparisons to Bob Dylan. But, unlike many who've found themselves measured against the wiry-haired troubadour, Matsson goes a long way toward justifying the comparison.
"The Wild Hunt"
"King of Spain"
Though the singer-songwriter is from Sweden, his influences lie in the folk and rock sounds of the American South. While on a break from his duties as lead singer of the indie-rock act Montezumas, Matsson released his debut full-length, Shallow Grave, in 2008. The album won rave reviews, and after gaining exposure while touring with Bon Iver, The Tallest Man on Earth is about to release a follow-up called The Wild Hunt. Be sure to check out the Tiny Desk Concert Matsson filmed last year at All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's desk.