Even with other musicians backing him during this World Cafe Live set, The Tallest Man on Earth retains the magic of his intimate solo albums.
Today we have a lengthy conversation with The Tallest Man on Earth, the stage name for Swedish artist Kristian Matsson, as our Sense of Place visit to Stockholm continues. Matsson started making folk-inspired music on his own in 2006, recording by himself and giving charismatic one-man performances. He added instruments and other players for the first time on his new album, Dark Bird Is Home, expanding the sonic possibilities. On stage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, he had a crew of friends performing with him — and lucky for us, his concerts don't suffer from losing a little of that solo intimacy.
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