One Night Only

a couple of summer one-off shows to which we're really looking forward

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth

The Tallest Man on Earth

swedish folk artist the tallest man on earth will play at the state theatre on July 16. the last TIME he made his way to the valley was for last year’s eaux claires.
Swedish folk artist The Tallest Man on Earth will play at The State Theatre on July 16. The last time he made his way to the Valley was for last year’s Eaux Claires.

Swedish-born indie folk artist The Tallest Man On Earth will play The State Theatre in Eau Claire on July 16. Kristian Mattson’s once-sparse solo folk project has now bloomed into a full band experience with the help of some notable local cats such as Ben Lester (Aero Flynn), Zach Hanson (S. Carey), and Mike Noyce (Bon Iver). The Tallest Man On Earth’s latest record, Dark Bird Is Home (recorded at Justin Vernon’s April Base studio in Fall Creek), was a departure from his early lo-fi pluckings and scratchy recordings. Now bolstered with a full band of some of Eau Claire’s finest musicians on his rigorous touring schedule, the songs hit harder while maintaining the same emotional resonance and deft songwriting – not to mention Mattson’s distinct, stark, gravelly voice still acts as a strong anchor in these new tracks. Snatch up your tickets now at www.eauclairearts.com.

S. Carey & Kalispell

after the upcoming release of kalispell’s second lp, printer’s son, shane leonard will play an intimate set with s. carey at pine hollow studios on july 1.
After the upcoming release of Kalispell’s second LP, Printer’s Son, Shane Leonard will play an intimate set with S. Carey at Pine Hollow studios on July 1.

In recent weeks, there’s been some exciting stuff going on over at Evan Middlesworth’s Pine Hollow Studios. Of course, there’s some astounding local tunes being produced over there all the time, but now Middlesworth is throwing ticket-only intimate shows at the studio. This spring, the studio has already hosted the likes of Willy Porter, Carmen Nickerson, and Sundae + Mr. Goessl, but later this summer on July 1, the studio will bring in S. Carey and Kalispell, two local masters of subtle, hushed folk tunes. Shane Leonard, the driving force behind Kalispell, is also set to drop his second album, Printer’s Son, in June, so there will be a whole bevy of new Kalispell tracks to dive into, and what better place to do it than Pine Hollow, where the Valley’s musical dreams are made. For ticket info and more, email tickets@pinehollowaudio.com.

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