The Tallest Man On Earth: Tiny Desk Concert The young Swedish folksinger Kristian Matsson, a.k.a. The Tallest Man on Earth, is passionate, gruff, a great guitar picker and a damn good poet.

The Tallest Man On Earth: Tiny Desk Concert

The Tallest Man on Earth's Kristian Matsson is passionate, gruff, a great guitar picker and a damn good poet. Here are a few of his lyrics.

From "I Won't Be Found":

Well if I ever see the morning
Just like a lizard in the spring
I'm gonna run out in the meadow
To catch the silence when it sings

From "The Gardener":

I sense a spy up in the chimney
From all the evidence I've burned
I guess he'll read it in the smoke now
And soon to ashes I'll return

The melodies are strong, but Matsson's imagery and stories are what keep me returning me to his music — and to his excellent debut album, Shallow Grave. Here, he performs three of the disc's best songs, including the two powerful gems quoted above.

Set List

  • "I Won't Be Found"
  • "The Gardener"
  • "Pistol Dreams"