Crys Matthews blends Americana, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass and funk into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies and punctuated by honest, original lyrics. A prolific lyricist and composer, she has found insspiration in her surroundings; from driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains to the compelling and heart-breaking love story of Richard and Mildred Loving. Crys’ songs are thoughtful, realistic and emotional. They speak with the voice of our generation and remind us why music indeed soothes the soul.
Crys is equally at home in an acoustic listening room as she is at prestigious venues as Lincoln Center, the Sundance Film Festival, The Birchmere, The Hamilton, and Jammin’ Java. Matthews’ festival roster includes BMI’s Island Hopper Songwriter Festival, the 40th Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, Folk Alliance International, 30A Songwriters Festival, Northeast Regional Folk Alliance and many more. She was in this year’s grand-prize winner of the NewSong Music Competition.
Crys Matthews has been compared to everyone from Toshi Reagon to Tracy Chapman to Ruthie Foster. We consider her incomparable.
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