18 A smoothvoiced Swede

The Tallest Man on Earth Nov. 15, Queen El­iz­a­beth Theatre

Toronto Life - - Culture -

Five-foot-seven Kris­tian Mats­son (a.k.a. The Tallest Man on Earth) is fa­mous for his abil­ity to cap­ti­vate au­di­ences with noth­ing more than his acous­tic gui­tar. Ear­lier this year, he re­leased a new five-part se­ries, When the Bird Sees the Solid Ground, in monthly in­stall­ments, ac­com­pa­nied by videos that ex­plain how the songs were writ­ten. By bring­ing fans in­side his creative process, Mats­son suc­ceeded in build­ing an­tic­i­pa­tion and a sense of in­ti­macy with his lis­ten­ers—a qual­ity that car­ries over to his on-stage per­for­mances. His shows are al­ways heavy on breezy favourites, but he has also been known to tackle an un­ex­pected cover or two from chart-top­pers like Natasha Bed­ing­field and Adele.

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