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Dark Water Rising

Sunday, September 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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This concert is part of Wake Forest’s annual Wake Forest Unplugged…Get Connected event, sponsored by the Wake Forest Recreation Advisory Board. Come out early for free games and activities beginning at 4 p.m.! Learn more about Wake Forest Unplugged…Get Connected

Dark Water Rising was described by the Indy Week’s Sylvia Pfeiffenberger as “Native Americans who piece together Southern rock full of gospel harmonies, hip-hop inflections and Motown soul with a journeyman work ethic. With bold songwriting and bewitching arrangements, DWR breaks rules effortlessly.” The band has performed up and down the East Coast and has garnered considerable radio airplay, including appearances on NPR’s The Story with Dick Gordon and The State of Things with Frank Stasio. In 2014, they were nominated for three more Native American Music Awards, including Group of the Year, and they took home the award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Recording, competing against Cree, Cherokee, Apache, and Meskwaki nominees; they earned a Native American Music Award for Debut Duo or Group of the Year in 2010. They’re currently hard at work on their third album.

Dark Water Rising is comprised of powerhouse artists Charly Lowry (vocals/rhythm guitar/percussion), Aaron Locklear (keys/guitar/drums), Corey Locklear (lead guitar), Tony Murnahan (bass), and Emily Musolino (vocals/lead guitar/bass). The band attributes their style of playing and singing to a combination of influences, which range from attending Sunday morning worship services to absorbing the diverse styles and tones of artists like Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, the BeeGees, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. They describe their sound as “rocky soul,” and their music explores various themes of life — love, heartbreak, sacrifice, celebration, despair, pain — all while expressing and evoking sincere emotion on issues affecting contemporary Native American communities.


Sunday, September 4, 2016
5:00 pm
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E Carroll Joyner Park
701 Harris Rd
Wake Forest,27587
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