Gospel Music http://wunc.org en Dark Water Rising Diversifies Southern Music http://wunc.org/post/dark-water-rising-diversifies-southern-music <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;">Chapel-Hill based band </span><a href="http://www.darkwaterrising.net/" style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;">Dark Water Rising</a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"> mixes southern rock, gospel harmonies, and traditional </span>Lumbee<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"> influence to create their "rocky soul" sound. They got together in 2008, when none of them had any formal music training. Since then, they have gained local and national recognition throughout Native American communities.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:08:51 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 33246 at http://wunc.org Dark Water Rising Diversifies Southern Music 5 Great Musicians You Might Not Know Are From Eastern North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/5-great-musicians-you-might-not-know-are-eastern-north-carolina <p>Eastern North Carolina has yielded a rich crop of nationally recognized African American musicians. People like jazz pianist and composer <a href="http://www.monkzone.com/">Thelonious Monk</a>.</p><p>But many musicians hailing from this part of the state have gone unnoticed. A new book,&nbsp;<a href="http://uncpress.unc.edu/browse/book_detail?title_id=3442"><em>African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina</em></a>, takes readers on a musical journey through this overlooked region.</p><p>Here are five musicians whose roots run deep in Eastern Carolina:</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:04:35 +0000 Nicole Campbell 27297 at http://wunc.org 5 Great Musicians You Might Not Know Are From Eastern North Carolina