A prolific lyricist and composer, Crys Matthews has penned three full-length albums and has already began working on a fourth. Backroads and Driveways is her debut album and first studio release. Having found her voice in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and her inspiration for most of the album in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Backroads and Driveways is about a journey. From “Traveling”—which was literally written on an airplane—to the title track, these songs play like journal entries along the road to love and happiness.
The album was engineered and produced by recording legend, Karen Kane (who engineered Tracy Chapman's first demo), and it is available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and at various retailers. It is in rotation on Pandora; and it is being played on various broadcasts from Harrisonburg, VA (WMRA's Acoustic Cafe) to Portland, OR (KBOO Radio).
Crys Matthews will be heading back into the studio this March after returning from an official showcase spot at Folk Alliance International in Memphis. She will record her sophomore album, A Lesson Learned, as well as an EP, which will be released simultaneously.
This link includes tracks from Backroads and Driveways; video footage; pictures; and a press kit that outlines Matthews’ performance schedule for 2010-2012 as well as highlights her work as a musician.
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