The Tallest Man on Earth


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It's hard to overestimate The Tallest Man on Earth's importance to the indie rebirth of the 00s and 10s. The man behind the alias, Kristian Matsson, showed that if the craftsmanship is good enough and the lyrics are serious enough, even century-old music can catapult itself far beyond discussions about now and then and straight into the heart of today. So when Matsson dipped Bob Dylan in the Östradalälven, a timeless world arose in which the artist, like a vagabond, has since then explored the world inside and outside - freely balanced between imagination and lived experience. Today, The Tallest Man On Earth's music may in some cases contain brass, strings and synths, but the engine remains his dynamic and temperamental acoustic guitar and his soulfully raspy voice. In other words, Kristian Mattson continues to create the greatest of emotions with the smallest of means.

On April 14, the new album Henry St. and on August 21 he will come to Sara kulturhus for a long-awaited concert.


The Tallest Man on Earth
Behind the stage name The Tallest Man on Earth is the Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson. He was born on April 30, 1983 in Dalarna, Sweden.

Matsson began his music career in 2006, performing under the name The Tallest Man on Earth. He released his debut EP, "The Tallest Man on Earth", in 2006, followed by his first full-length album, "Shallow Grave", in 2008. The album was critically acclaimed and helped establish Matsson as a rising star in indie. the folk scene.

Matsson's music is characterized by his unique, raspy voice and finger-picking guitar style. His lyrics are often introspective and poetic, exploring themes of love, loss and the human condition. He has been compared to Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie and has cited them as influences on his music.

Since his debut, Matsson has released several more albums, including "The Wild Hunt" (2010), "There's No Leaving Now" (2012), "Dark Bird Is Home" (2015), and "I Love You. It's a Fever" Dream." (2019). He has also toured extensively, playing shows around the world and appearing at major music festivals.

Matsson's music has been well received by critics and audiences alike, earning him a loyal fan base and numerous awards. He continues to be one of the most respected and innovative artists in the indie folk genre.


The album Henry St.
Kristian Matsson has never been in one place for very long. Having spent much of the past decade touring the world as The Tallest Man on Earth, Matsson has captivated audiences by using, as the New York Times describes, "every inch of his long guitar string to roam on stage: darting around, crouching, stretching, hip thrusts, sitting short and shaking away...Mr. Matsson is a guitarist with roots in folk music and his songs are basically troubadour ballads."

In connection with the 2020 pandemic, Kristian Matson left New York City and returned to his farm in Sweden. During the quiet, dreary time of isolation, he drowned his thoughts by manically growing vegetables in his garden. When he tried to write again, during the many months of collectively enforced solitude, "I just found myself commenting on the darkness," says Matsson. "I lost my imagination." Playing live, music and inspiration returned in late 2021, and his products became less of a priority. “When I'm in motion, I can focus on my instinct, have my daydreams again. When I was finally able to tour again, I started writing like crazy.” He eventually had twenty songs he wanted to record in ten days.

Now Matsson returns as The Tallest Man on Earth with Henry St., his sixth studio album after 2012's There's No Leaving Now, full of "vibrant imagery, clever phrasing and devastating, world-weary observations" (Under The Radar) and 2015's Dark Bird Is A Home, his "most personal record... surreal and dreamlike" (Pitchfork). Henry St notably marks the first time he recorded an album in a band setting. "My whole career I've been a do-it-yourselfer - mostly driven by the feeling that I didn't know what I was doing, so I'd just do it all myself." But now, longing for the energy that can only be released when you create together with others, Matsson invited his friends to come and play.

Nick Sanborn (of Sylvan Esso) produced Henry St., which includes contributions from Ryan Gustafson (of The Dead Tongues) on guitar, lap steel and ukulele, TJ Maiani on drums, CJ Camieri (of Bon Iver) on trumpet and French horn, Phil Cook on piano and organ, Rob Moose (of Bon Iver, yMusic) on strings and Adam Schatz on saxophone. "They opened everything up and understood what the songs I had written needed: sounds that I could never have thought of or created myself. We recorded so many of the songs live in the studio, played, had fun and were really open with each other."


Good to know before your visit:

Age limit: 13
Cloakroom: located adjacent to the stage for the event. The fee is included in your ticket.
Admission: about 30 minutes before the event starts.
Food & Drinks: not allowed in our scenes.
Hearing aids: available in all our stages, read more here.
Walker: placed outside the entrance, staff on site are available if you need help.
Lift: located at stairwell B, left side.
Wheelchair spaces: All wheelchair spaces are accessible via elevator, stairwell B, left side. Please respect that wheelchair spaces are intended for wheelchair users. In case of violation, the ticket will be declared invalid on the spot and entry to the event will be denied. Tickets cannot be repurchased in the event of an incorrect purchase.


Craving for a lovely mingling before the concert?

Before the concert, The Wood Hotel by Elite serves drinks and light snacks in the South foyer.
Serving opens 45 minutes before the concert begins.


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21Aug 19:30 - 21:00 Stage 1, Sara kulturhus

Contact information

Kanalgatan 43B
93131 Skellefteå
Phone: +46-910736000

Organizer: Sara kulturhus

E-mail: biljettinformation@sarakult...

Price information


Front and middle parquet, rows 1-12: SEK 580
Rear parquet, rows 13-22, including wheelchair spaces: SEK 500


Tickets are sold at Skellefteå Tourist Center and on the organizer's official booking page.

For more info about tickets tel. + 46 (0)910-452510 or


Age limit: 13 years

Duration: 90 minutes, no break.

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