Crys Matthews: Sing Don’t Shout, An Alternative Approach
When you are black, a
When you are black, a woman, a lesbian, a preacher’s kid and in an interracial marriage in the South, difficult conversations abound. Singer-songwriter Crys Matthews shares what she’s learned during her life as “the poster child for intersectionality.”
Prior to her 7:30 p.m. CES performance on February 27, soulful singer-songwriter Crys Matthews visits Clatter Cafe for a free performance and discussion.
Matthews’ eclectic blend of Americana, folk, blues, bluegrass and funk is steeped in traditional melodies and punctuated by honest, original lyrics. Matthews finds 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, her songs remind us why music soothes the soul.
The music publication the Bluegrass Situation stated, “While each and every day, on each and every media platform, we’re reminded of the division, alienation, marginalization, and divisiveness rampant in our country (and our world), we’re not often enough met with people like Matthews who exist as reminders of what beauty can occur when we bridge those divides.”
The engagement of Crys Matthews is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Cultural Events Series is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. On the web at msac.org. CES is sponsored in part by the City of Frostburg and the Allegany Arts Council.
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