a friend of mine, Uncle Sinner, introduced me to The Tallest Man on Earth‘s music via this video of him performing “Love is All” on Later with Jools Holland. it’s a gorgeously dark song about love and the chains it can bind us with sometimes. i love that he plays his Gretsch Firebird, pulling bass notes out with urgency. it proves that indie and folk are not necessarily mutually exclusive. his Gretsch has the perfect haunting tone for this song, as well: full and deep, but a tad hollow. it makes me want a Firebird of my own even more.
here’s a great video i found of TMOE covering Jackson Browne, done by the wonderful French La Blogotheque in their Take Away Show series. beautifully shot, this video shows him wandering the Music Inn in the west village like some mad musical genius, finally settling in to play Jackson Browne’s “These Days” on a parlor guitar from the 1800s. take a look…
If you like what you see here, be sure to check out his 2010 releases, The Blues is Sometimes Just a Passing Bird EP and The Wild Hunt.
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