Actually, he isn’t. That honor still belongs to China’s Bao Xishun. However, Sweden’s Kristian Matsson stands confidently under the long shadow cast by one of the most influential of American songwriters, Bob Dylan. It’s an influence Matsson openly acknowledges, but it’s not one that fully defines his rueful and unique sound. Check out two songs by The Tallest Man On Earth as he performs songs from his full-length, Shallow Grave, live in the KEXP studio:
Honey Won’t You Let Me In:
Where Do My Bluebird Fly:
Subscribe to KEXP’s Video of the Week podcast and watch another video from the session (“I Won’t Be Found”) plus eight other great videos, and a lot more to come!