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Crys Matthews

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What is On the EDGE? It’s cutting-edge performers stretching the boundaries of their art in a club series with a fun, laid-back atmosphere.

Lounge on a cushiony couch or in a comfy armchair. Prefer to sit at a table? That’s there, too. It’s designed to be informal, relaxing and – most of all – lots of fun!

All events feature general admission ticketing, a free appetizer and a cash bar.

Crys Matthews

Crys Matthews

Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center

Soulful singer-songwriter Crys Matthews has a powerful message with a voice to match. Her eclectic blend of Americana, folk, jazz, 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 heartbreaking love story of Richard and Mildred Loving. Thoughtful, realistic and emotional, her songs remind us why music soothes the soul.

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 Bluegrass Situation



Crys Matthews
Sing, Don't Shout - An Alternative Approach

Clatter Café, 15 S. Broadway, Frostburg

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.

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This performance is presented in partnership with the FSU Office of Student Activities and Late@Lane.
The CES Arts for Enrichment program is sponsored by Gonzaga Health

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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation


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. CES is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council. CES is supported in part by theCity of Frostburg.

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Allegany Arts Council


CES is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council, the City of Frostburg and the Allegany Arts Council.


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