The Tallest Man on Earth
When fans lined up to see the sold out Bon Iver performances at New York City’s Town Hall in late 2008, few of them went with any expectations of the opening act. But the auidence that night, and on every other night of Bon Iver’s tour that December were introduced to something special, something unforgettable: THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH. This was the first of several tours for The Tallest Man on Earth (aka Kristian Matsson) with obbsessive crowds gowing each step of the way.
Earlier in the year, The Tallest Man on Earth had released one of 2008′s most powerful records. Shallow Grave could have have been more siple, just Mattsson’s commanding vocals with an acoustic guitar or banjo record at his home in Darlarna, Sweden. It is impossible not to reference Bob Dylan when listening to Kristian. The seemingly effortlessness, the melodic sensibility and the deft lyricism all recall Dylan’s early years. But when you witness the Tallest Man on Earth perform live, you are watching a man possessed. The energy pours out with every word. Full of intensity and raw emotion, he paces the stage, briging the audience in the palm of his hand, completely lost in his songs.
Be sure not to miss THE TALLEST MAN ON EARH in the beautiful St Bartholomew’s Church, performing in Brighton for the first time ever. This is a musical experience you will never forget.
MONDAY 29TH OCTOBER
AT ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH, BRIGHTON
+ DAN HAYWOOD’S NEW HAWKS
Ann Street, BN1 4GP
£17.50 advance // 7:00pm // All Ages