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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