The front row is dotted with adoring females from
teens and coeds to moms. They gather at small clubs to
listen to the harmonizing duo known as Tall Heights.
Tim Harrington, 26, is lanky with long hair sometimes
pulled back. When he strums his Gibson J35, his body
responds to shifting notes and chords. Paul Wright, 28,
has raven-dark curly hair and blue eyes. The deep sounds
he evokes from the 1958 cello his grandmother once
played belie his youth.
Their sound has been compared to Bon Iver; their
harmony and energy to Simon & Garfunkel. I detect
some Damien Rice. They both compose music and
sing, and have labeled their style “Cambridge Folk,” a
homage to their home base that is a hotbed for acoustic
sound. At just 4 years young, Tall Heights has released
two EPs and a full-length album called “Man of Stone.”
To complement their most recent endeavor, they hired
Persistent Production to produce a music video in
snowy Middlebury, Vt., featuring dancers, fire and cave
Last month’s sellout at the Sinclair, their favorite Boston
Tall Heights: Hot Young
Harmonizers of Massachusetts
Photo credit: Michael Spencer Photography
When we first started posting, we wanted to convey a sense
of cool and an air of success; now we show our dusty corners.
Seems people really respond to banal stuff.