An evening with Crys Matthews
Friday, June 7th
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Pub, FREE
Crys Matthews just released her sophomore album, A Lesson Learned, as well as an EP called The Izzle Ballads. In the September 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. 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 airplane—to the title track, these songs play like journal entries along the road to love and happiness.
The album was engineered and produced by recording legend, Karen Kane (who engineered Tracy Chapman's first demo). All of her releases are available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and at various retailers. Her music is in rotation on Pandora; and it is being played on various broadcasts from Harrisonburg, VA (WMRA's Acoustic Cafe) to Portland, OR (KBOO Radio).
Follow her on Twitter @crysmatthews and link to her Facebook page from www.crysmatthews.com Also look for her at this year's Celebrate Fairfax Festival!