The Tallest Man On Earth
Excited for Tempest, Bob Dylan's forthcoming new album? Lapping up every minute of the centennial celebrations for Woody Guthrie? You just might love Kristian Matsson, the ironically short-statured Swedish singer-songwriter whose warbly croon, singsong strumming and penchant for poetic folk-pop hits a high-water mark on his latest album, There's No Leaving Now. Aside from a pair of New York gigs in June, Matsson has not played his newest creations in the States yet. "It's gonna be fun to play these new songs," says the 29-year-old, whose sprightly guitar runs are perfectly suited for an afternoon affair. “But also a bit scary."
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