Event Concerts and Performances Charly Lowry: Lumbee-Tuscarora Singer and Songwriter

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Part of Homegrown Concerts and Interviews

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In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the American Folklife Center presents Charly Lowry.

Charly Lowry is a dynamic singer-songwriter from Pembroke, North Carolina. She is proud to be an Indigenous woman belonging to the Lumbee and Tuscarora Tribes.  She considers her work a platform for raising awareness around issues that plague underdeveloped and underserved Native communities. 

Ms. Lowry is a songwriter who accompanies herself on acoustic and electric guitars and Native American hand drum.  She earned a semi-finalist spot on season 3 of American Idol, and tours solo and as the frontwoman for the multi award-winning band, “Dark Water Rising.” Most recently, Charly and the members of her newest project “Charly & The Sunshine” were selected by the U.S. Department of State and American Music Abroad to participate in their 2021-2022 Season.

Ms. Lowry is guided by her life experiences to focus her music career on increasing Indigenous visibility on a global scale. She serves as a voice for her ancestors, as well as the youth of today, and remains committed to music that honors roots but lives vibrantly in the here and now by revitalizing and preserving her own culture while exploring her own genre of World/Folk/Native-Contemporary Fusion music.

For this concert, Charly Lowry  will be accompanied by Derek Miller (guitar),  Andrew Ferrier MacKay (drums, and Gary Rugala (bass).

This concert will be recorded for later presentation on video.