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An Evening With Crys MatthewsAn Evening With Crys Matthews

An Evening With Crys Matthews

DC's Crys Matthews is nothing if not ambitious. In August, she simultaneously released

both a new full-length album, The Imagineers and an EP, Battle Hymn For An Army Of

Lovers. These collections showcase two sides of Matthews’ dynamic songwriting; The

Imagineers is a selection of thoughtful songs about love and life while Battle Hymn For

An Army Of Lovers tackles social justice themes. Songs from both projects have already

won her recognition and awards. She was one of ten finalists (from a pool of 5,000) in

this year's NewSong Music Competition and, after performing at Lincoln Center on

November 30th she was named grand-prize winner. Matthews also won the People

Music Network's Social Just Songs contest at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance.

Matthews blends Americana, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass and funk into a bold, complex

performance steeped in traditional melodies and punctuated by honest, original lyrics.

Having been compared to everyone from Toshi Reagon to Tracy Chapman to Ruthie

Foster, Matthews’ eclectic infusion of genres has won her honorable mentions at the

2013 and 2014 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and extensive radio play from Woman of

Substance radio to WTJU-Charlottesville and WMRA-Harrisonburg to KBOO-Portland.

Matthews has shared stages with Melissa Ferrick, Chris Pureka and Liz Longley, as well

as several regional artists such as Owen Danoff, Eliot Bronson, and Heather Mae.

Equally at home in an acoustic listening room as she is on stage at large music festivals,

Matthews has quickly gathered a loyal following on the east coast playing such

prestigious venues as The Birchmere, The Hamilton, and Jammin' Java. Matthews’

festival and showcase roster has included 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.

A prolific lyricist and composer, Matthews has found inspiration in her surroundings;

from driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains to the compelling and heart-breaking

love story of Richard and Mildred Loving. Thoughtful, realistic and emotional, Matthews’

songs speak to the voice of our generation and remind us why music indeed soothes

the soul.


$15 ADV | $18 Day of Show

Doors 7:30 PM | Starts 8:00 PM