This Swedish delight, know to his pals as Kristian Matsson, has been a megahit since his debut album from 2008, Shallow Grave. As his fingers dance across the guitar strings, his scratchy voice and beautiful story telling will have you swooning in a matter of minutes. I’m not much of a folk lover so it has taken me some time to come around to liking his sound but now… I’m a believer. His music is undeniably beautiful and it’s no wonder he is playing sold out shows all over the world these days. He is wise beyond his years and it really comes through in his music.
Here’s Matssn’s 2009 performance at NPR Music. I really love their little acoustic shows.