Crosstown Arts presents Lawrence Matthews in The Green Room.
The Green Room at Crosstown Arts
Friday, January 26, 2024
Doors open at 9 pm | Show begins at 9:30 pm
Lawrence Matthews’ 7:30 pm concert this Friday has sold out, but never fear! By popular demand, a second show for Lawrence Matthews’ return to the stage has been added!
On Friday, January 26, at 9:30 pm, the multi-hyphenated artist Lawrence Matthews will perform for the first night since retiring his former stage name Don Lifted at the Overton Park Shell in 2022. Independent and sitting on an album and a half of new material, this performance features all new compositions only heard by a select few at private listening events over the last year. Known for his performances’ visual spectacle, Matthews dials it back offering a undistracted and direct connection between himself and the audience while presenting a full-bodied reflection of the south and its unrelenting hold both spiritually and physically. The new material exists as a musical portal and a radical contemporary extension of the sampled blues, soul, and jazz artists for which Matthews finds himself kin.
“When Robert Johnson went away and came back as everything history remembered him as, people claimed he had sold his soul to the devil. They couldn’t fathom his jump in ability … I’ve had my own time away and now I’m back.” — Lawrence Matthews