Darkwater Redemption is a 5 piece country band from central North Carolina. Started off as Too Far Gone, the band formed in July, 2010 as a result of a Demo Recording session for Female vocalist and song writer, Carri Smithey. While recording, Carri met Jordan Roberson and Joey Doss, two young Bluegrass players from Stoneville, NC.
In the midst of recording Carri's original material, the three realized they had the potential to create something special and decided to form a group. Carri contacted her younger brother, Josh Smithey to provide rhythm and vocals. Coincidentally, Josh was already working with his cousin, Kevin Smithey, a drummer, in an attempt to start a band in hopes to entice Carri to join them! The timing could not have been more perfect.
Too Far Gone definitely made an impact on the North Carolina country music scene. In just two short years they went from begging to play for tips at a local bar to burning up the stage at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville,TN. This original country band from central North Carolina combines Country,Rock,Blue grass and blues with beautiful harmonies, foot stomping banjo picking and powerful guitar riffs. They're sound has gotten them noticed quickly. Too Far Gone has opened for Black Berry Smoke, Florida Georgia Line, and Parmalee numerous times and are currently booking dates throughout the South East. Keep an eye on these guys and girl!
Carri has left to pursue her solo career. The is now known as Darkwater Redemption.
NOW.... What do you get when you mix three part harmonies, award winning blue grass musicians and 5 guys that share a love and deep respect for Southern Rock and Country music? The answer is, "DarkWater Redemption."
DWR is an original and cover band that combines sounds other bands can't duplicate.
It's rare to see a Dobro, Banjo, and Mandolin nestled in the instrument rack on stage along side the electric bass, electric guitar and a full drum kit.The ability to combine these instruments is both powerful and unique.
DarkWater Redemption has a wide range and variety of musicians. Joey Doss and Jordan Roberson are award winning bluegrass musicians. Joey and Jordan are both multi- instrumentalist. Kevin Smithey and Chris Comer have Rock n' Roll and Heavy Metal back grounds while Josh Smithey was brought up on country music, Led Zeppelin and Cream. This makes for a very unique combination on stage. If you come to one show, just one, you will be hooked :)
DarkWater Redemption plays a wide variety of favorites. Their arsenal of music spans from Modern Country to 90's Country to Classic Country, Southern Rock, Rock and even Bluegrass!
Crowds are left shaking their heads in amazement at the level of talent these young musicians exhibit while playing your favorite tunes. DWR has played from Nashville, TN to Martha's Vineyard,MA to Zac Brown's "Southern Ground Social Club" in Senioa, GA. They were recently Nominated for an Carolina Music award for "Best Country Band" 2014. They will be working on there debut EP in the next couple months. DarkWater Redemption will make your venue, private party or corporate event unforgettable .
DarkWater Redemption is:
Josh Smithey-Vocals & Rhythm guitar
Joey Doss-Vocal/ Lead Guitar & Mandolin
Jordan Roberson- Vocals/ Banjo & Dobro
Chris Comer- Bass
Kevin Smithey- Drums
Carri Smithey (Singer/Songwriter),
Josh Smithey (Singer/Songwriter/Guitar),
Joey Doss (Singer/Songwriter/Lead Guitar/Mandolin),
Jordan Roberson (Dobro,Banjo,Guitar, Mandolin),
Chris Comer (Bass),
Kevin Smithey (Drums)