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Crys Matthews

Rank #6 US Herndon, VA Singer Songwriter / Blues / Americana


Sounds Like: Tracy Chapman, Ruthie Foster, Amos Lee, Ray Lamontagne, Melissa Ferrick

Label: Unsigned, GoGirls Elite/GoGirlsMusic.com

Manager: CD Darden

Bio: Come What May is the fourth studio release from singer/songwriter Crys Matthews. A departure both musically and lyrically from her earlier works, this album bridges the gap between contemporary folk and Americana with simple, honest storytelling set to great music that helps you feel every word. ... See Full Bio

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Crys Matthews has a show on 12/10/2014 at 08:00 PM @ Epicure Cafe in Fairfax, VA http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5dreia #concert


"Singer-songwriter Crys Matthews' new album A Lesson Learned sounds like how a glass of iced tea tastes: familiar, comfortable and refreshing..."
— Rachel Shatto, Curve Magazine
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  • Sat

    Dec 27

    Linden, VA, US | 2:00pm

    Linden, VA, US
    Sat Dec 27 2:00pm


    Join me at beautiful Fox Meadow Winery for a little post-holiday celebrating! Who knows -- there might even be mulled wine! :)

  • Sat

    Jan 10

    Evanston, IL, US | 6:00pm

    Evanston, IL, US
    Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:00pm


    Unitarian Church of Evanston invites you to join us to enjoy Crys Matthews and YEPP. Crys Matthews is an eclectic blend of Americana, folk, funk, blues and jazz and with influences ranging from Otis Redding all the way to Ani DiFranco. For more on Crys Matthews: www.crysmatthews.com Proceeds benefit YEPP (Youth Empowerment Performance Project) who will perform a selection from their Faces piece. For more on YEPP: www.wesayyepp.com 6:00 Doors open for all VIP ticket holders 6:15 - 7:00 VIP Dinner/Meet & Greet w/ Crys Matthews 7:00 Doors open for General Admission 7:15 YEPP Performance 8:00 Crys Matthews For TICKETS: http://crysmatthewsatuce.brownpapertickets.com/ Crys Matthews Her new album, Come What May was released in May and is already being hailed as her "best yet". A departure both musically and lyrically from her earlier works, this album bridges the gap between contemporary folk and Americana with simple, honest storytelling set to great music that helps you feel every word. From the title track (a love song, sparked by a furlough) to “You Remind Me” (three love stories rolled up into a history lesson), Come What May is a beautiful and heartfelt commentary on the belief that the personal is political and the political is personal. In the September 2012 issue of Curve magazine, Rachel Shatto wrote: "A Lesson Learned sounds like how a glass of iced tea tastes: familiar, comfortable and refreshing...Fans of Tracy Chapman and Ani DiFranco will find plenty to love with this album, as Matthews shares their gifts of telling simultaneously intimate and relatable stories, all while continuing to refine her own unique brand of R&B folk." A prolific lyricist and composer, Crys Matthews has penned three full-length albums and has already began working on a fourth. In 2012 Matthews released her sophomore album, A Lesson Learned, as well as an EP called The Izzle Ballads. Backroads and Driveways is her debut album and first studio release. Having found her voice in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and her inspiration for most of the album in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Backroads and Driveways is about a journey. From "Traveling"which was literally written on an airplaneto the title track, these songs play like journal entries along the road to love and happiness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erum9Hm9T3s YEPP (Youth Empowerment Performance Project) YEPP is a performance healing group for street-based queer youth. Their mission is to seek a safe environment for Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual, Transgender and Queer youth experiencing homelessness to explore their history, investigate new ways to address their struggles and to celebrate their strengths through the process of developing a theatrical performance piece. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3BwAZbLJKE

  • Fri

    Jan 16

    Santa Rosa Beach, FL, US | 2:00pm

    Santa Rosa Beach, FL, US
    Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:00pm


    The 30A Songwriters Festival is the Sundance of songwriters festivals. The 6th annual festival will feature performances by esteemed artists Graham Nash, Indigo Girls, Leon Russell, Jason Isbell, Shawn Indigo GirlsMullins, Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek), Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket). Also confirmed are Jeffrey Steele, Chely Wright, Bobby Bare Jr., Steve Poltz, Angaleena Presley, Over the Rhine, Jesse Harris, Mary Gauthier, Hayes Carll, Bob Schneider, Ellis Paul, Allison Moorer, Deana Carter and Peter Karp & Sue Foley. Additional artists confirmed for 2015 include Toby Lightman, Liz Longley, Heather Maloney, Charlie Mars, Jason IsbellRandall Bramblett, Griffin House, Old Salt Union, Gabriel Kelley, Brigitte DeMeyer, Will Kimbrough, Craig Fuller (Pure Prairie League), Rusty Young (Poco), David Olney, Pierce Pettis, Grant Peeples, Pete Sallis, Gretchen Peters, The Smokin’ Novas, David Berkeley, Jeff Black, Jaren Johnston, Crystal Bowersox, Callaghan, Grayson Capps, Adron, Robbie Hecht, Ruston Kelly, Phil Madeira, Jonathan Singleton, Jeremy Stover, Tommy Talton, Reed Waddle, Daphne Willis, Webb Wilder, Nicole Witt, Alan Rhody, Kyle Jacobs, Joe Leathers and Billy Montana plus many more to be confirmed this Fall.

  • Thu

    Jan 29

    Ann Arbor, MI, US | 10:30am

    Ann Arbor, MI, US
    Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:30am
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  • Suthurn Swaggur (Artist) Suthurn Swaggur
    Hey there Crys, we just wanted to stop by and show our continued support. Hope all is well, and keep up the great work! ~Suthurn Swaggur
  • Kevin M. Thomas (Artist) Kevin M. Thomas
  • Nelle Mabry (Artist) Nelle Mabry
    amazing!!! love your voice!
  • PROMIZE® (Artist) PROMIZE®
    Very impressive - Keep up the great work!!! -Jon
  • Lesley Watt (Artist) Lesley Watt
    Love the music Love the voice - pure & soulful. Photo's are great too.
  • Kerry Leigh (Artist) Kerry Leigh
    Well-constructed, engaging compositions coupled with strong performance and production! Best wishes -- Kerry
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