Thursday, September 29, 2022

Fruitlands Fall Concert Series: Crys Matthews

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Crys Matthews

About Fruitlands Fall Concert Series: Crys Matthews

We are thrilled to announce that Fall concerts are returning this year in the Fruitlands open-air event tent. This year’s series of intimate performances celebrates diverse women’s voices in art and music today, featuring an incredible all-female lineup of talented musicians.

On September 29th we welcome Crys Matthews to the stage!

DC’s Crys Matthews is nothing if not ambitious. In August, she simultaneously released both a new full-length album, The Imagineers and an EP, Battle Hymn For An Army Of Lovers. These collections showcase two sides of Matthews’ dynamic songwriting; The Imagineers is a selection of thoughtful songs about love and life while Battle Hymn For An Army Of Lovers tackles social justice themes. Songs from both projects have already won her recognition and awards. She was one of ten finalists (from a pool of 5,000) in this year’s NewSong Music Competition and, after performing at Lincoln Center on November 30th she was named grand-prize winner. Matthews also won the People Music Network’s Social Just Songs contest at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance.

Matthews blends Americana, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass and funk into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies and punctuated by honest, original lyrics. Having been compared to everyone from Toshi Reagon to Tracy Chapman to Ruthie Foster, Matthews’ eclectic infusion of genres has won her honorable mentions at the 2013 and 2014 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and extensive radio play from Woman of Substance radio to WTJU-Charlottesville and WMRA-Harrisonburg to KBOO-Portland. Matthews has shared stages with Melissa Ferrick, Chris Pureka and Liz Longley, as well as several regional artists such as Owen Danoff, Eliot Bronson, and Heather Mae.

Concert begins at 6:30PM, Doors Open 6PM

Fall Concerts at Fruitlands are seated concerts that take place under the event tent. With tent coverage these events are able to move forward rain or shine. 

Food and drink will be available through the Fruitlands Museum Café.

Space is limited and pre-registration required. 

Full Series Lineup:

September 8 – Kris Delmhorst

September 15 – Jill Sobule

September 22 – The Nields

September 29 – Crys Matthews

October 6- Jonatha Brooke

October 13- Deb Talan

October 20 – Melissa Ferrick

October 27- Lilli Lewis

Any questions? Contact Catherine Shortliffe at cshortliffe@thetrustees.org

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