When: Sun., June 9, 8 p.m. 2013
Kristian Matsson’s stage name, The Tallest Man on Earth, is a bit misleading given his actual height. At 5 foot 7 inches, the 30-year-old Swedish songwriter doesn’t quite stand as tall as his name suggests. But make no mistake: The man has plenty of stage presence. Armed with Dylan-esque vocals, heartfelt lyrics, and nuanced guitar work, Matsson’s performances are simple and powerful. With three full-length albums, including 2012’s There’s No Leaving Now, under his belt, he’s quickly making his mark as an emerging songwriter.