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January 18th, 2020

Crys Matthews’s ‘These Old Hands’ reaches new heights (and fans) on radio.

Crys Matthews’s These Old Hands reaches new heights (and fans) on radio.

2017 NewSong Grand Prize Winner Crys Matthews continues to garner airplay and critical acclaim since the release of her grand prize album, These Old Hands


On the radio waves …

Songs from the album have received airplay from radio stations across the country and internationally, with the title track earning its spot this week as the #5 song on the Folk DJ Chart. Rich Warren, host of Chicago’s WFMT’s Midnight Special and one of the world’s most influential folk radio hosts, recognized These Old Hands in his coveted “Rich’s Pick” three times since the album’s October 11 release. 
These Old Hands  is also a nominee in Folk Alley’s ‘Best of 2019’ Listener Poll. If you voted before polling recently closed, thank you!

“These Old Hands” is available for streaming on all major music platforms. Purchase the six-track CD via Bandcamp

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