North Carolina's Dark Water Rising stays strong, continually developing their sound. As for the name, well, it stays strong too.
Led by Charly Lowry (lead singer/rhythm guitar - Semi Finalist on American Idol 2004), Aaron Locklear (keys/guitar/bass), Corey Locklear (lead guitar/cello/bass), and Shay Jones (drums), the band works to harness the sounds of Soul, Rock, Country, and R&B. Lyrically, Dark Water Rising explores all themes of life, whether it is love, heartbreak, sacrifice, celebration, despair, or pain; all the while expressing their sentiment on issues affecting Native American communities. Dark Water Rising's live shows are worth going to with large groups of people-preferably friends and family.
Following the success of their self titled debut, DWR is currently making plans to record their upcoming sophomore album. "Dark Water Rising" has performed throughout the Southeastern US, has garnered considerable radio airplay, appeared on NPR's "The Story with Dick Gordon", and has earned a Native American Music Award for "Debut Duo or Group of the Year" (2010).
"A fan of strong, heartfelt lyrics will find much to chew on" - J. Evan Wade - Home Grown Music Network
"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" - Sylvia Pfeiffenberger - Indy Week