Crys Matthews is an acclaimed social justice singer-songwriter who now makes their home in Nashville,Tn. Recently awarded best song by the International Folk Music Awards, yet the entire album is noteworthy for it’s message of hope and positivity in these divisive times. Our segment includes “Change Makers”, “Battle Hymn for an Army of Lovers”, For Women With Steel in Their Bones”, “How Many More”, “One and the Same” and the unreleased “Cancel Culture”.
Our discussion covers a lot of topics including Crys’ background in rural NC, her move to Nashville, her collaboration with other Social Justice singers, and more. She tells stories of her “coming out” in her religious home and small town. She relates her broadening education at App State in Boone NC as well as her poetry turning towards songwriting. We talk about her musical philosophy (life’s philosophy) of “Sing, Don’t Shout”; the concept of getting to people’s hearts directly through music. Crys tells us about ways to support her in her Patreon group, her Army of Lovers. We get an inside look at her AmericanaFest panel discussion on “Geneology and Story Telling” and much more.
Her local show comes to Northampton’s Parlor Room on Sunday October 23. Details at SignatureSoundsPresents.com