The Tallest Man on Earth in Concert
329 E Sheridan Ave
Swedish folk singer and songwriter Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth, will perform at ACM@UCO Performance Lab as part of their Metro Music Series celebrating the school’s 10th anniversary.
Matsson is often compared to Bob Dylan, both in ability and vocal style, and admits that he’s long been inspired by American folk artists like Dylan, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. That said, he’s no folk traditionalist. The classically trained guitarist, inspired by English guitarist and singer-songwriter Nick Drake, developed an intricate playing style using various open tunings. His 2019 tour comes on the heels of three months of touring — both overseas and stateside — selling out nearly three-fourths of his dates on a trek spanning from Germany to the Netherlands and Massachusetts to California.
His most recent project is the five-part series “When The Bird Sees The Solid Ground.” Each song is a new, original studio recording that includes the simultaneous release of an accompanying video directed by Matsson. The ongoing project is produced as the series progresses through winter in Sweden and the US, with Matsson splitting his time behind the microphone and camera.