“Crys Matthews is a necessary voice. Her depth coupled with her openness and approachability was unmatched. She has a spark that is contagious and shares music that unites us and makes us think.” – Viviana Benitez, Associate Producer at Lincoln Center and 2017 NewSong judge
Crys Matthews brings her eclectic infusion of Americana, jazz, folk, blues, bluegrass, and funk to BlackRock for a performance steeped with traditional melodies and profound lyricism. Compared to the likes of Toshi Reagon and Ruthie Foster, Matthews’ unique mix of genres has won her honorable mentions at the 2013, 2014, and 2017 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest as well as extensive radio play from Woman of Substance radio, WTJU-Charlottesville, WMRA-Harrisonburg, and even KBOO-Portland.