David Choi – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – October 14th, 2017

David Choi

David Choi

Crys Matthews

Saturday October 14, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

GA $18 | Premier Plus $30

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service

David Choi
David Choi
Southern California based singer-songwriter David Choi found fame after posting his first music video on YouTube, titled YouTube: A Love Song and in a week it had received an overwhelming half-a-million views. This launched Choi’s idea to continue producing witty lyrics and high quality content for his soon to be reckoned fans and viewership.

A father who is also a recognized musician in his own rights, and a mother who runs a record store, Choi’s parents undoubtedly had a huge influence on his music career. At a young age, David was required to play the piano and violin--an experience that he did not enjoy. Presently, David has three original albums and currently working on a fourth.

Choi’s original songs and covers have been heard on NBC, FOX, VH1, MTV, A&E, E!, Travel Channel, Style Network, PBS, Food Network Disney, Samsung, and various soap operas internationally. David has also partnered up with companies such as W Hotel, Kellogg’s, Starburst, the American Cancer Society, General Electric, Samsung, JCPenney, and AT&T (It Can Wait).

As of September 2014, David Choi’s YouTube Channel had over 995,000+ subscribers, over 92,000,000 total views, followed by a his FB, with over 371,000+, Instagram at 70,000+. His social reach has brought him to countries including but not limited to Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and many more.

David Choi was recently featured at the TedXTalks Orange County, A Beautiful Mind where he spoke about how, “...creativity is boundless.” Choi was also recognized and landed front page on the nationally circulated magazine, KoreAm Journal, December 2013 issue. Working with celebrity musicians like Macy Gray and interviewed by Larry King, David enjoys talking about his journey from from posting, “YouTube A Love Song” to receiving over 7 Million Views on his hit original “That Girl,” on youtube.

In early 2014, David’s hit original, “By My Side”, was licensed by an Indonesian based music label. David partnered up with the beautiful Maudy Ayunda, an acclaimed singer-songwriter from Jakarta, Indonesia to re-release the hit song. “By My Side” hit #1 in iTunes Indonesia, and is played in radio daily.
Crys Matthews
Crys Matthews
DC’s Crys Matthews blends Americana, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass and funk into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies and punctuated by honest, original lyrics. Having been compared to everyone from Toshi Reagon to Tracy Chapman to Ruthie Foster, Matthews’ eclectic infusion of genres has won her honorable mentions at the 2013 and 2014 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and extensive radio play from Woman of Substance radio to WTJU-Charlottesville and WMRA-Harrisonburg to KBOO-Portland.

Equally at home in an acoustic listening room as she is on stage at large music festivals, Matthews has quickly gathered a loyal following on the east coast playing such prestigious venues as Jammin’ Java, The Hamilton and Busboys and Poets. Matthews’ festival and showcase roster has included SXSW, the 40th Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, Folk Alliance International, 30A Songwriters Festival (which she will be performing at again in January 2016), Northeast Regional Folk Alliance and many more.

When Matthews entered a talent show at Appalachian State University on a whim in 2002 with the first song she ever wrote and won first place, she never expected to one day be performing with artists she used to listen to on her iPod, such as Melissa Ferrick (Out/Loud 2009) and the Indigo Girls and Dar Williams (Folkfest St. Pete in 2010). Matthews has shared stages with Graham Nash, Chris Pureka and Liz Longley, as well as several regional artists such as Owen Danoff, Summer Osborne, and Eliot Bronson.

Matthews’ first studio album, Backroads and Driveways was produced in 2011 by Karen Kane who engineered Tracy Chapman’s first EP. After hearing Crys play at a festival, Kane immediately wanted to collaborate with her. The following year Matthews released her sophomore album A Lesson Learned and an EP entitled The Izzle Ballads. In 2014 Matthews released her fourth studio album Come What May. A departure both musically and lyrically from her earlier works, Come What May bridges the gap between contemporary folk with simple storytelling filled with candor, emotion and history. Then in August 2015, Matthews released a second EP called The Izzle Ballads, vol. II. Just as in the first installment, Matthews sings about hope, love, perseverance and justice with an ease and candor that one might expect from a southeastern North Carolina native whose mother happens to be a preacher.

A prolific lyricist and composer, Matthews has found inspiration in her surroundings; from driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains to the compelling and heart-breaking love story of Richard and Mildred Loving. Thoughtful, realistic and emotional, Matthews’ songs speak to the voice of our generation and remind us why music indeed soothes the soul.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
https://jamminjava.com/