2016 NPR Tiny Desk Contest

2016 NPR Tiny Desk Contest

We decided to get cozy in our band house at Walnut Branch to bring you this submission for the 2016

NPR Tiny Desk Contest!  The song is an original tune called, “My Carolina” and we can’t think of any other

state that we’d rather be from than North Carolina; the Carolinas in general have some of the most beautiful

landscapes in all of the land- from the mountains to the sea- we’ve got it all in between! Rich histories, friendly

people, and the most beautiful blue skies! My Carolina references all of this and more!  Enjoy Dirt Legs!

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Fortunes on the rise for award-winning band Dark Water Rising (Fayetteville Observer)

Follow the link to read a nice piece from the Fayetteville Observer.  Our band originates from Robeson County, NC.  Fayetteville, NC is located in Cumberland County, which is the neighboring county to Robeson.  We’ve spent a great deal of our lives in the area and couldn’t be more happy to represent the southeastern region of North Carolina!

Read the article here: FORTUNES ON THE RISE (Dec. 11, 2014)

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It’s a NEW era for Dark Water Rising! Read on!


Welcome to the official Dark Water Rising website. We’ve decided that after 5+ years, it’s time to get with the program and give our site a new facelift!

We’ve been recording songs for our 3rd album, and firmly believe that with fresh songs should come fresh content on www.darkwaterrising.net!  While we are doing our chores, we encourage you to check out our live performance schedule and show your faces!

If you are new to the DWR family, check out the YouTube playlist below!  New videos, songs, bloggage, press, and photos await you friend!  Stay tuned!!!



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