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The Tallest Man On Earth on World Cafe | August 24, 2012

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Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson is a modern-day troubadour whose crooning voice and acoustic folk songs often get him compared to Bob Dylan. Matsson recently released his third full-length solo album, There's No Leaving Now, under the moniker The Tallest Man on Earth.

In June, Matsson stopped by Philadelphia to play to a sold-out audience for an XPN Live Friday Free at Noon Concert, and in July he drew a huge crowd to his performance at the Newport Folk Festival. In this World Cafe session, he chats with David Dye about his recording process and plays four songs from There's No Leaving Now. (link)


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Polica "Dark Star" Give You the Ghost
Alejandro Escovedo "Man of the World" Big Station
Them "It’s All Over Now Baby Blue" Girl, Interrupted Soundtrack
Bob Dylan "Spanish Harlem Incident" Another Side of Bob Dylan
((Bobby Long "So Tear Me Up" Dirty Pond Songs))
The Tallest Man On Earth "To Just Grow Away" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Tallest Man On Earth "1904" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Tallest Man On Earth "Criminals" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Tallest Man On Earth "Wind and Walls" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((The Tallest Man on Earth "1904" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Peter Bjorn & John "Amsterdam" Writer’s Block
TV On the Radio "Wolf Like Me" Return to Cookie Mountain
The Walkmen "Heaven" Heaven
((Typhoon "Claws Pt 1" A New Kind of Horse))


Grant Lee Buffalo "Fuzzy" Fuzzy
Van Morrison "Open the Door (to Your Heart)" Born to Sing: No Plan B
Raphael Saadiq "Stone Rollin’" Stone Rollin’
Delicate Steve "Ramona Reborn" Positive Force
The Beatles "Lady Madonna" Past Masters
Jukebox the Ghost "Somebody" Safe Travels
((The Bees "She's Gone" High Society))
The Lumineers "Stubborn Love" The Lumineers
Soul Asylum "Runaway Train" Grave Dancers Union
Chris Whitley "Look What Love has Done" Living with the Law
((Jennifer O'Connor "Today" Over the Mountain))
Delta Rae "Bottom of the River" Carry the Fire
Levon Helm "When I Go Away" Electric Dirt
Antibalas "Dirty Money" Antibalas
Unit 4 + 2 "Concrete & Clay" Rushmore Soundtrack
((Death Vessel "Jitterakadie" Nothing is Precious Enough For Us))