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Songwriting Without Boundaries with Charly Lowry

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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In this workshop, singer-songwriter Charly Lowry will share some insight into her songwriting process and how she integrates a range of seemingly disparate elements into a cohesive whole, drawing inspiration from a variety of genres and her own lived experiences. Charly is a North Carolina native with Native American roots from the dark swamps of Robeson County. She combines her Lumbee/Tuscarora heritage with a variety of musical influences, from Motown and soul to folk and Americana and more. As part of the Global Music Match program last year, she learned from and collaborated with artists from around the world, further expanding her own musical foundation.

Lowry is passionate about raising awareness around issues that plague underdeveloped and underserved communities. Since her teenage years, she has established a career as a professional singer-songwriter with unique passion and voice. In addition to performing solo, she is the front-woman for the band Dark Water Rising.

Among her community, Native women are traditionally barred from the hand-drum, singing behind the men’s drum and/or dancing instead. Lowry defies that norm, following in the footsteps of her mentor Pura Fé; choosing to battle with her songs, hand drum, and guitar to deliver songs that tell the plight of not only her people but all humankind that face oppression. Robeson County, her home, is one of the most diverse counties in the U.S., and Lowry celebrates that diversity in all aspects of her life. While she may be familiar to some from her success as a semi-finalist on American Idol, she has maintained close ties to her Native American roots and culture. It is important to her to express the struggle, sacrifice, and obstacles her people have overcome throughout history.

She serves as a voice for her ancestors, as well as the youth of today, and remains committed to music that honors roots but lives vibrantly in the here and now.

NOTE: This workshop will be recorded and distributed to registered attendees for use as a learning tool. A highlights video will be produced and shared to promote future workshops and events.

PineCone is committed to making our programs accessible and welcoming to all. To request accommodations (Zoom or tech help; captions; etc) for this or any upcoming PineCone events, please e-mail Jamie or call 919-656-7902.  

You will receive a registration confirmation email with details for joining the workshop. Please be sure that your email address is entered correctly and check your spam or promotions folder if you do not receive the confirmation email. If you are still unable to locate the email confirmation and have not received the reminder email by 5pm the day of the workshop, please call or text Courtney at 919-516-9049.


Wednesday, April 7, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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