There was a woman, known simply as Miss Jim, who played guitar and drank whiskey deep in the hills. Her lyrics and musicality made her a legend in the countryside. Decades later, her great-granddaughter picked up an old guitar, and followed the calling of her roots. Walking the line between past and future, acoustic and electric, traditional folk and cosmic country, CRYS draws from iconic influences like Patsy Cline, Curtis Mayfield, Elizabeth Cotten, and The Chicks.Her soulful, melodic voice carries vulnerable lyrics through songs that alternate between yearning and grooving, as she connects to listeners – and the countryside of her heritage- by playing banjo and hollowbody guitar.
CRYS will perform as part of Yasmin & Friends! An emerging artist of color showcase produced by Curatorial Artist in Residence, Yasmin Williams.