There is an often quoted saying that, “It’s not about the destination…it’s about the journey.” While I’m not one to often dispute century-old proverbs, the musical journey that Tall Heights has embarked on thus far makes one believe that maybe it really is about the journey. Comprised of Tim Harrington and Paul Wright, the duo makes transcendent folk music with an electronic-mindedness that sets them far apart from their peers. The Boston-based duo first found their start busking, but their endeavors have seen them release their Sony Music Masterworks debut, Neptune, and tour alongside such prolific acts as The Chainsmokers and Bend Folds.
Tall Height’s latest journey saw them embark on a 40-date North American winter and spring tour in support of Ones To Watch favorites Colony House and Judah & The Lion, and what a journey it was. Beyond braving snowstorms, we were offered a first-hand account of the reality of seeing a venue packed to the brim of people eagerly awaiting your music. The band’s unique brand of amplified storytelling clearly struck a chord with audiences across America. So, without further ado, please do enjoy the journey that is Tall Height’s Tour Diary.
Paul here. Welcome to a few moments of our winter tour. Nothing makes me feel like more of a chump than snapping photos on stage during the encore, but the end of every show with Judah and the Lion and Colony House was so damn fun. I think that’s a good summary of our thought process when it comes to photography on the road - the push/pull between “I need to capture this moment” and “put the phone away, loser.”
Tim painting and conversing in the green room in Cinci.
Where we spend most of our time.
The joy of sunrise after an all-night drive from Vancouver to Spokane.
Kansas City, 2/24/18.
The snow stalked us from start to finish on this tour. It stopped being funny. Our tires went bald. We muttered under our breath. By the end it had gotten so ridiculous, it was funny again.
We did have one unforgettable day of skiing in Oregon. Nate from Judah and the Lion joined.
Tim left it all out on the field that night.
Chewing on some mixes as we head east to Salt Lake City.
The team in Chicago. That’s Kimberly, our sound wizard on the far left. Next to her is Pauly, our bud and merch captain for a few weeks. Not featured here but essential members of the tour were Blake (sound engineer) and Claire (merch captain).
Asheville, 4/13. The last two weeks were a total victory lap through the southeast, and we celebrated with Colony House again and again and again.
Ripping around DC on electric scooters. We annoyed 10,000 people.
Not Like It Was cookies delivered to the merch table. Impressive and delicious. Much love to all the new friends we made on this tour!
For more of Tall Heights, check out our exclusive interview with the electro-folk duo.