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From May 30 of this year, at the Sasquatch Music Festival, here is Swedish-born Kristian Matsson, more popularly known as The Tallest Man On Earth, with his own unique take on the title track from Paul Simon’s 1986 album “Graceland.” 

Heard on the 7-14-10 edition of Tree With Roots, this version represents all that is good about a cover song: an original performance of another artist’s music and lyrics. 

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PLAYLIST: 14 JULY 2010

1. Four Winds- Bright Eyes
2. Leavin’ On My Mind- Hacienda Brothers
3. High Shelf Booze- Ellen Jewell
4. Mean Old World- Eric Clapton & Duane Allman
5. Flowers And Song- Daniel Christian
6. Santa Fe- Drive By Truckers
7. Again And Again- Son Of ‘76 And The Watchmen
8. Someday Never Come- Creedence Clearwater Revival
9. House Of The Rising Sun- Tim O’Brien
10. 40 Miles From Denver- Yonder Mountain String Band
11. Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day- Sir Douglas Quintet
12. Graceland- Tallest Man On Earth
13. Old Man- The Wailin’ Jennys
14. Homegrown Tomatoes (Live)- Guy Clark
15. One Of Us Must Know- Bob Dylan
16. Stagger Lee- Taj Mahal
17. Boots Boy- Langhorne Slim
18. Tennessee Jed- Bruce Robison
19. Dead Flowers- Willie Nelson, Keith Richards, Ryan Adams, Hank Williams III
20. Sweet Black Magic- Ryan Adams
21. Engine Joe- Slobberbone
22. Fraternity Blues (Live)- Townes Van Zandt
23. Whip-Poor-Will- Magnolia Electric Co.
24. Mighty Storm- The Duhks
25. East Side Of Town- Arthur Godfrey
26. Long Distance Operator (Outtake)- The Band
27. Country Roads- Ryan Bingham And The Dead Horses
 

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PLAYLIST: 6 JULY 2010

1. Big Weekend- Tom Petty
2. Fool For A Lonesome Train- Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
3. Life, Love & Laughter- Donavon Frankenreiter 
4. Gone Wanderin’- Jackie Greene
5. If Daddy Don’t Sing Danny Boy- Tom Russell
6. Lillian, Egypt- Josh Ritter
7. Winfield Love Song- Shawn Cole
8. Good Fortune- Todd Snider
9. Walkin’ Down The Line- Bob Dylan
10. I Feel A Change Comin’ On- Bob Dylan
11. The New Love Song- Joshua James
12. Sao Paulo- The Deadstring Brothers
13. When My Time Comes- Dawes
14. Life Is Beautiful- Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
15. Old King- Neil Young
16. Gypsy Rose- Ben Kweller
17. Acadian Driftwood- The Band
18. Easy Now- Shane Nicholson
19. If That Sun Don’t Shine- Kris Lager Band
20. Time Will Tell- Black Crowes
21. Keep It Simple- Keb Mo
22. Willie And Laura Mae Jones- Shelby Lynne
23. January Wedding- The Avett Brothers
24. Patience- Redbird
25. Angel From Montgomery- Old Crow Medicine Show
26. Memphis, Tennessee- Mason Jennings
27. A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint, There Is No “C”)- Ray Wylie Hubbard 

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PLAYLIST: 29 JUNE 2010

1. Million Miles- The Munks
2. The Temptation Of Adam- Josh Ritter
3. Back To Me- Kathleen Edwards
4. Nebraska (Daytrotter session)- Deer Tick
5. Cigareets and Whiskey- Session Americana
6. Daniel Lee- Sarah Borges
7. Meet Me In The Morning- Bob Dylan
8. Midnight Train To Memphis- The Steeldrivers
9. Nineteen- Old 97’s
10. This Mornin’ I Am Born Again- Ellis Paul
11. Sundown- Gordon Lightfoot
12. Rocky Raccoon (Live)- Richie Havens
13. Hesitation Blues (Live)- Justin Townes Earle
14. Wedding Day In Funeralville- Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band
15. In My Own Mind- Lyle Lovett
16. Valley Of Tears- Solomon Burke
17. Wagon Wheel- Old Crow Medicine Show
18. About Cell Block #9- Jackie Greene
19. Jack Killed Mom- Jenny Lewis
20. Comes A Time (Live)- Neil Young
21. The Unofficial Ballad Of Story Musgrave- Mark Lemhouse
22. Rattlin’ Bones- Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
23. Troubadour- Eric Bibb & Ruthie Foster
24. Seven Mile Island- Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
 

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