The Tallest Man on Earth has taken a largely American folk and Americana tradition and embedded it in a scenic and Dalarna-draped melancholy. You only need to hear a few seconds of his tunes to realize that Matsson was born to do this. The first self-titled EP from 2006 has been followed by five albums (with the latest one being this year’s I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream.) where he gradually has grown into a freewheeling, captivating and utterly convincing troubadour.
The Tallest Man on Earth is one of Sweden’s most lasting and celebrated music exports, always in demand at concert halls and festivals all around the world. But then there aren’t many artists who can snatch the attention of an audience regardless of conditions and surroundings. Let his two sold out shows at Stockholm venue Cirkus this November speak for themselves, and make sure you’re present in Slottsskogen on Thursday August 13.