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Blues, Jazz and Folk Artist from Erie Pennsylvania

Matthew hails from the rust belt of the United States and has traveled the country doing what he loves! His original music combines dirty blues, jazzy chord progressions and clean tenor vocals. 

He is now booking for 2024 for solo performances as well as his band, Crays & Co. 

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Without The Bottle

“Without The Bottle” is a testament to the hope and new life that Matthew, an addict in recovery has found. His soulful melodies and lyric remind us that recovery is possible for anyone struggling with anything in their lives— which doesn’t have to be the bottle!

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A Musical Journey

Matthew is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Erie, Pa. Throughout his professional career he has taught Theatre, Performing Arts and Acting, and also has worked in the Children’s Mental and Behavioral Health field. He has traveled all around the country performing music and sharing stories hope, love, and his struggle with addiction and loss.

Formed in 2022, Crays & Co. brings you high-energy Folk, Rock, Blues and Funk and is comprised of some of the most premier musicians in the Erie, Pa. area:

Lizzy Jurich- Drums

David Tamulonis- Guitar, Fiddle

Sav- Bass Guitar

Logan Battin- Keys

Jared Cooney- Guitar

Abby Wolfe - Piano



A Life Of Recovery; Moments In Music

As a member of the recovery community, Matthew has created a 2 hour performance consisting of his original music and the stories behind his songwriting as it pertains to his life in moments; through active addiction, mental health crises, struggles with loss—through his time in recovery, experiencing life and love to the fullest, and hope for the future. 

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Matthew Crays • PACA [LiVE!] Concert Series [95]

Bright Lights by Gary Clark Jr. (Cover by Matthew Crays & Co.)

“Oh My, Mamma” by Matthew Crays LIVE at Perry Square Stage

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