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Few artists begin their careers with a mission statement, but few artists are as self-aware of their intent and responsibility as Nashville’s Crys Matthews, who NPR’s Ann Powers calls “a rising folk star.” A vibrant guitarist and singer-songwriter of exquisite clarity, Matthews’ statement of purpose is “to amplify the voices of the unheard, to shed light on the unseen, and to be a steadfast reminder that hope and love are the truest pathways to equity and justice.” This mission comes to energetic life in thoughtfully penned and arrow-direct lyrics for songs like “Call Them In,” a tribute to the iconic congressman John Lewis; “Changemakers,” a cri de coeur against apathy; and “For the Women with Steel in Their Bones,” which defines the primary torchbearers of the future in its title. Following in the political and musical traditions of Tracy Chapman and Woody Guthrie, Matthews’ specificity and emotional depth marks her as a memorably powerful voice of the next generation.

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