Crys Matthews

$25.00

Already being hailed as “the next Woody Guthrie,” Crys Matthews is among
the brightest stars of the new generation of social justice
music-makers. A powerful lyricist whose songs of compassionate dissent
reflect her lived experience as what she lightheartedly calls “the
poster-child for intersectionality,” Justin Hiltner of Bluegrass
Situation called Matthews’s gift “a reminder of what beauty can occur
when we bridge those divides.” She is made for these times and, with the
release of her new, hope-fueled, love-filled social justice album
Changemakers, Matthews hopes to take her place alongside some of her
heroes in the world of social-justice music like Sweet Honey in the Rock
and Holly Near. 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.”Matthews began performing in 2010, but cemented her acclaim at Lincoln
Center as the 2017 New Song Music and Performance Competition grand
prize winner. That year she also released two new projects—her album of
thoughtful songs on love and life called The Imagineers, and her EP
called Battle Hymn for an Army of Lovers, which tackles social justice
themes. Matthews also won the People’s Music Network’s Social Justice
Songs contest at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance. Loyal fans
quickly followed as Matthews racked up performances at large music
festivals and prestigious venues across the country including the
Sundance Film Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, and locally at venues
like The Birchmere, TheHamilton, Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center,
and Jammin’ Java. In her TedTalk about difficult conversations called
“Sing, Don’t Shout—An Alternative Approach” Matthews spoke about being
born and raised in a small town in southeastern NorthCarolina by an
A.M.E.preacher, and how she witnessed the power of music from an early
age. A former drum major and classically-trained clarinetist turned folk
singer, Matthews is using her voice to answer Dr. Martin Luther King’s
call to be “a drum major for justice.”“I believe in hope,” Matthews said. “As a social-justice songwriter, it
is my duty to keep breathing that hope and encouragement into the people
who listen to my music.” And, from the title track to the last track,
Changemakers does just that all while tackling some heavy topics like
immigration, the opioid crisis, Black Lives Matter, and gun safety to
name a few.“ Ani DiFranco said, “People used to make records as in a
record of an event,” said Matthews, “so I hope that these songs will
serve as a time capsule, a record of the events of the last four years
and what it was like to live through them.” Crys Matthews’s thoughtful,
realistic and emotional songs speak to the voice of our generation and
remind us why music indeed soothes the soul.

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Ticketing Fee $4.75
Total Payable Amount $29.75
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McCabe’s Guitar Shop requires masks to be worn for all entry on to the premises. For the safety of our patrons, artists, and staff, PROOF OF VACCINATION will also be required to attend concerts. This policy extends to all staff and performers.
We appreciate your understanding while we take the necessary steps to preserve the safe and comfortable environment that our intimate listening room has provided for over 50 years. All ticket sales are final. In the event of a cancellation, the show will be rescheduled or store credit will be issued.

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Also, please note: taking photographs and all other forms of recording are strictly prohibited during concerts at McCabe’s.® The artists and your fellow patrons thank you for your consideration, as do we.

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Terms & Conditions

– At this time and in accordance with LA County’s COVID-19 safety measures, McCabe’s Guitar Shop requires masks to be worn for all entry on to the premises.  BY entering onto the premises you agree to comply and assume all liability.
– For the safety of our patrons, artists, and staff, PROOF OF VACCINATION will also be required to attend concerts. This policy extends to all staff and performers. We appreciate your understanding while we take the necessary steps to preserve the safe and comfortable environment that our intimate listening room has provided for over 50 years.
– All <b>ticket sales are final. In the event of a cancellation, the show will be rescheduled or store credit will be issued.
– All other items are available for a full refund within 10 days of purchase.
– Consignment items and and any other items marked, “Final Sale” cannot be returned.

Event Details

Please note that all concert-goers will be subject to any current health and safety regulations put in place by the CDC, The State of California, or by McCabe’s itself. The health and safety of our patrons, employees, and artists is our top priority. Thank you in advance for your understanding and participation.

Date: Nov 5, 2022

Start time: 08:00 p.m. PDT

End time: 10:00 p.m. PDT

Venue: McCabes Guitar Shop

Phone: (310) 828-4497

Email: mccabes@mccabes.com