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), 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. Everyone always wants to know what you sound like; must be to test the waters. Dark Water Rising's live shows are worth going to with large groups of people-preferably friends and family.
Transitions come and go in life; the key is learning to adjust. DWR spends many days and nights thinking about the best songs for an album, or how to get a better tone. For Dark Water Rising, it's all about the music and the feelings it brings. The band has been blessed to meet friends, feel encouraged, and loved along the way.
Following the success of their debut, DWR is making plans to records their sophomore album. "Dark Water Rising" helped to open the doors for performances throughout the Southeastern US, considerable radio airplay, a distinguished interview with NPR's "The Story with Dick Gordon", and a Native American Music Award for "Debut Duo or Group of the Year" (2010).
We invite you to stay tuned and live good. From the swamps of Southeastern NC, the dark waters are teeming with the sounds of original, beautiful music.