Crys Matthews

Folk / Americana

A troubadour of truth, Nashville resident Crys Matthews is among the brightest stars of the new generation of social justice music-makers. An award-winning, prolific lyricist and composer, Matthews blends Americana, folk, blues, and bluegrass into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies punctuated by honest, original lyrics. She is made for these times. Of Matthews, ASCAP VP & Creative Director Eric Philbrook says, “By wrapping honest emotions around her socially conscious messages and dynamically delivering them with a warm heart and a strong voice, she lifts our spirits just when we need it most in these troubled times.” Justin Hiltner of Bluegrass Situation adds, her gift is a "reminder of what beauty can occur when we bridge those divides." Her hope-fueled, love-filled, social-justice album called Changemakers was released March 26, 2021, and the title track was named won the International Folk Music Association's "Song of the Year" award in May 2022.

Artist Performances

Thursday August 3rd from 2:55 PM - 3:45 PM at Mondo Wine Bar Listening Room
Thursday August 3rd from 7:10 PM - 8:00 PM at Copper Rock Coffee Listening Room
Friday August 4th from 2:55 PM - 3:45 PM at Hilton Paper Valley Evergreen Listening Room
Friday August 4th from 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM at Mile of Music Bus
Saturday August 5th from 1:20 PM - 2:10 PM at Dr. Jekyll's Bar