With Third Album in the Works, Dark Water Rising Surges Into 2016

By Jordan Green, January 6, 2016 (Triad City Beat)






Dark Water Rising INSPIRES at the 2014 Native American Music Awards

We had to get a shot with Sihasin!

We had to get a shot with Sihasin!

Salamanca, NY-Dark Water Rising barely missed the record-breaking snowfall that covered upstate New York in what is now known as “#Snowvember”. The band traveled to Salamanca, NY, to carry the sounds of “rocky soul” to the 15th Annual Native American Music Awards, held on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Seneca Alleghany Casino & Hotel. The award-winning band was nominated in the categories of “Group of the Year”, “Best Pop Recording”, and “Best Gospel/Inspirational Recording” for their 2013 EP release, “Grace & Grit: Chapter 1”. Dark Water Rising brought home the award for “Best Gospel/Inspirational Recording”, competing against Cree, Cherokee, Apache, and Meskwaki nominees.

Since 1998, the Native American Music Awards has served as “The Music Industry’s Largest & Only Membership Based Organization for the advancement of Native American Music Initiatives & Expressions Around The World”. Native artists across the country are encouraged to submit their musical projects in hopes on garnering a nomination(s) in over 25 categories ranging from Rock to Blues to Hip-Hop. After the categories are narrowed down to 6 nominees, voting is then opened to the public via the NAMMY website. Dark Water Rising’s win marks their 3rd NAMMY; they won “Best Long or Short Form Music Video” in 2009 and “Debut Duo or Group of the Year” in 2011.

Dark Water Rising, performed their single “Hometown Hero” and “Backbone”, a song that is slated for their next release in 2015. The band’s standout performance caught the attention of the American Indian Museum at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, as well as the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards to be held in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada in September 2015. The band would like to thank everyone who cast their votes, prayed, and sent well wishes. The 2014 Native American Music Awards will be broadcast through FNX-TV (First Nations Experience-TV) on Thanksgiving Day. Readers are encouraged to contact your local PBS station or Service Provider for carriage. For more information on Dark Water Rising and their travels visit them online at or through various social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). The award-winning album “Grace & Grit: Chapter I” is available online via ITunes, Rhapsody, and Amazon.