Concerts & Events

Saturday, March 23, 2019  ·  8:00 PM

Garnet Rogers

with special guest Crys Matthews

4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000


Garnet Rogers

"Garnet Rogers is a brilliant songwriter. One of the major talents of our time.” - Boston Globe

Hailed by the Boston Globe as a "charismatic performer and singer," Garnet Rogers is a man with a powerful physical presence--close to six and a half feet tall--with a voice that resonates just as deeply. With his "smooth, dark baritone" (Washington Post) his incredible range and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere. His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive and deeply purposeful.

https://garnetrogers.com/


Crys Matthews

A southeastern North Carolina native who now calls Herndon, Virginia home, Crys 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 2017, 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.

A prolific lyricist and composer, Matthews has found inspiration in her surroundings; from driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains to the compelling and heart-breaking love story of Richard and Mildred Loving. Thoughtful, realistic and emotional, Matthews' songs speak to the voice of our generation and remind us why music indeed soothes the soul.

http://crysmatthews.com/