Urgent Museum Notice

Women, Arts, & Social Change

The Tea: Crys Matthews

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Fri, Jun 02, 2023
12 to 1 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Free. Performance will be published on NMWA’s YouTube channel and on our Signature Programs page.



A person with medium skin tone sits on the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial, a white stone building with fluted columns.
Join us online for a performance from musician Crys Matthews, followed by a look into her creative process.

Event Description

The Tea: Crys Matthews

Crys Matthews features in this online series in which women musicians perform original work. Each session includes a short interview, conducted over a cup of tea, exploring the artist’s creative process.

Matthews blends Americana, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and funk into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies and punctuated by honest, original lyrics. Compared to musicians as wide-ranging as Toshi Reagon, Tracy Chapman, and Ruthie Foster for her eclectic infusion of genres, Matthews has won honorable mentions at the 2013 and 2014 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and extensive radio play from Women of Substance radio. Matthews has shared stages with Melissa Ferrick, Chris Pureka, and Liz Longley, as well as regional artists such as Owen Danoff, Eliot Bronson, and Heather Mae.

About The Tea

The Tea is presented by the museum’s Women, Arts, and Social Change public program initiative that highlights the power of women and the arts as catalysts for change.



This event will have speech-to-text transcription. The text will be displayed in the event video window, and attendees can turn captioning on or off throughout the program.

Accessibility Inquiries

If you are unable to register online or would like to indicate any accessibility services you require, please email accessibility@nmwa.org. Two weeks’ notice to request accessibility services is appreciated but not required. We will make every attempt to fulfill requests.