Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The atmosphere within the old mill is one that can't be recreated even if you tried. The acoustics within Haw River make for the perfect stage for a variety of acts, as evidenced by the fantastic and versatile names that have already graced the stage of the venue. Last week saw Archers of Loaf, the indie rock icons of North Carolina, and earlier this year the stage held acts like Megafaun, The Mountain Goats, and Cass McCombs. Well lightning strikes once again for Haw River, as it was recently announced that the rustic sounds of The Tallest Man on Earth will be filling the room in Saxapahaw on Wednesday, July 25.
The Tallest Man on Earth is Kristian Matsson, and while he may not boast the height that his name does, his booming voice adds all the presence that he needs. Matsson hails from Sweden, but you'd have no way of knowing that with his Dylan-esque drawl that has drawn the attention of plenty thanks to opening for acts like Bon Iver. A man with a guitar is an act that some people will tend to write off these days, but between his delicate and intricate finger picking along with his soaring voice, The Tallest Man on Earth will have no trouble filling up the finest venue in the Triangle with his beautiful sounds. Between my first trip to Bonnaroo in June along with Andrew Bird's sure to be stunning show at Raleigh's Art Museum, I for one can't wait for this summer concert season to kick off.
Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, May 18 at 9:00 a.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.
Posted by Grant Golden at 11:13 AM