As we’ve been raving about for months, Swedish singer-songwriter The Tallest Man on Earth is set to return to Nashville tonight, May 27 for a full band show at The Ryman Auditorium, supported by buzzworthy up and comers Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear! We’re insanely excited for this one, and definitely have it pegged as one of this spring’s can’t-miss events. Tickets still available to purchase here, so secure your spot then read on for more about the lineup!
THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH
Swedish indie folk singer Kristian Matsson, better known by his stage name The Tallest Man on Earth, recently released his highly-anticipated followup to 2012’s There’s No Leaving Now, called Dark Bird Is Home, which you should listen to immediately. Matsson will be hitting the road with a full band for the first time ever, returning to Nashville for the first time in three years, for his inaugural show at The Ryman. Over the past decade, Matsson, whose style is not unlike a modern day Bob Dylan, has found critical and commercial success over three full-lengths and two EPs of deeply personal, raw, lush folk rock. His live show reflects his intimate style, and couldn’t be better suited for the Ryman stage.
MADISEN WARD AND THE MAMA BEAR
As we told you in a recent Bonnaroo Band of the Day feature, mother/son duo Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear are one of the most buzzworthy recent acts to emerge from the folk and soul scene. Hailing from Kansas City, the pair are making festival rounds this summer, and just released their debut album, recorded right here in Nashville, riding high on the buzz of fantastic lead single “Silent Movies.”
The Tallest Man on Earth and Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will perform tonight, May 27 at The Ryman Auditorium. The show is all ages, begins at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.), and tickets are available for $30-35.