“A southeastern North Carolina native who now calls Herndon, Virginia home, 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, 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.” (source: performer’s website)
Recently, Crys Matthews has been blowing away critics, presenters and audience members, not only for her award-winning original compositions, but also her smooth but authentic stage presence. Sought after in the LBGT community, she also sings songs for us all – from stirring political protests to an appreciation song for her dog.
The opening act for this show is Kat Everett, a Haverhill poet and spoken word performer. She has played leading roles in local civic and cultural organizations including the recently established COCO Brown nonprofit venue.