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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"Bright Lanterns" by The Tallest Man On Earth

   The Tallest Man On Earth is the stage name of a Swedish folk artist of average height. He's developed  a decent fanbase, and his unconventional name lends itself to widespread name recognition. His nasally voice and simple guitar work together to complement his heartfelt music. I've heard him described as "Bob Dylan, if he was actually trying." Despite the obvious faults with that description, it does have some validity. It's hard to deny the similarities in the voices of TMOE and Dylan, though the former does seem to have a better grasp on making melodies, rather than strict lyricism. "Bright Lanterns" is among my favorite of his relatively extensive discography, for the way he uses different mediums (voice, guitar, slide guitar) to portray the same message in different ways. Listen after the break.
Sounds like: Bob Dylan, Barna Howard

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