I have been able to see the band Tall Heights twice since I’ve been in Norway.
Tall Heights is a progressive-folk duo from Boston currently touring in support of their debut album “Neptune.” The band is comprised of guitarist Tim Harrington and cellist Paul Wright. Both Harrington and Wright also provide vocals.
Tall Heights’ sound is inspired by folk music but adds much more lush instrumentation to the genre. In the duo performs in a courtyard at Piknik i Parken in Oslo, Norway.
I also saw the band play in a 400-year-old church at Bergenfest. Their songs are the perfect complement for these age-old, ancient venues.
Their ballads blend together elements and inspiration from classic and contemporary music, much like how they play modern music in spaces that contain much history. Tall Heights use the folk genre as a tool to address current social issues through classic instrumentation.