Thursday, July 19, 2012

Show Preview - The Tallest Man On Earth - New Hazlett Theater - 8.1.12 - Concert Preview - Pittsburgh

We have two shows that feature back to back artists from Sweden, and both being promoted by the good people at Drusky Entertainment. You have a chance to win tickets to see the Swedish duo First Aid Kit on Tuesday, 7.31. The next night you can catch one of Pitchfork's Best New Music artists, The Tallest Man On Earth, at one of the finest venues in the city (New Hazlett Theater). TMOE is actually songwriter Kristian Matsson who hails from Dalarna, Sweden. The 29 year old musician plays folk, pop often being compared to Bob Dylan who he began listening at the age of fifteen. The young troubador performs lyrics that are both at the core of an insulated man, along with a passion for the road. His vocals are often trembling  while strumming gently on his guitar. The stripped down sound is his signature piece, often switching between guitars while recording. He's touring behind his new LP There's No Leaving Now which was release this past June.

From his press:

There's No Leaving Now, the newest record from Kristian Matsson's aptly titled moniker, The Tallest Man On Earth, finds the Swedish troubadour trading in the sense of urgency that fueled his first two records for a confidently relaxed approach. The results are paralyzing. The songwriting is every bit as detailed and captivating as his previous work, but this time around, Matsson is showing a few more cards. The music of the Tallest Man on Earth has traditionally centered around the power of performance and has served as a reminder that directness is the best course of action. However, as Matsson adds layers of arrangement to these songs they reveal a sense of character not previously featured in past recordings. This record solidifies the beginning of an incredible journey told through stories of hope and defeat, loss and love. Matsson has us right where he wants us. There's no leaving now.

Show begins at 8p with doors at 7p. Tickets are $17 and can be found here. Additional information on TMOE can be found at these links: