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Tallest Man on Earth creates worldly soundtracks

I traveled to Iceland a few years back and went whitewater rafting up north. While waiting in the lodge for our tour guide, the music of Kristian Matsson, better known as the Tallest Man on Earth, played over the speakers.

Songs like "Into the Stream" and "Wind and Walls" evoked images of nature and landscape, and managed to provide a fitting soundtrack to the rapids and stunning environment that surrounded us.

Since 2008, the Swedish-born folk musician has been steadily building one of the more impressive catalogs in the genre, each album exploring themes of escape, finding oneself and ultimately, returning "home."

At 8 p.m. Wednesday, Matsson will make his return to Babeville, graduating from the complex's intimate basement venue the 9th Ward to Asbury Hall as he continues to tour in support of his fourth studio album, "Dark Bird is Home." Joining him will be North Carolina country-folk act Hiss Golden Messenger.

Tickets can be purchased for $26 at the door. Further event details can be found here.

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