“Carolina Sphinx” (Stop Motion Music Video)


On the weekend of May 14th, 2016, I got together with a couple friends to shoot a stop motion music video for the track “Carolina Sphinx” off of the Dirt Proud – EP. We had a blast experimenting with different visuals. We ended up doing some improvisation with a shell we found near some railroad…

“Into The Fall” – Music Video (4/15/16)


This is a video for “Into The Fall” which will be released on the upcoming “Dirt Proud” EP at the end of April 2016.

April 8th – Kevin Mertens & Jay Manning Art Exhibition

Kevin Mertens Art Show - April 8th

I will be performing Friday, April 8th for the Kevin Mertens & Jay Manning Art Exhibition Reception. The New Bern Art and Cultural Center will host an exciting, limited engagement exhibit featuring two prominent NC artists • J. Kenton Manning • Kevin Mertens Meet the artists during ArtWalk and Spring Home & Garden Tour Weekend…

Progress – Oct 27th, 2015

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Black by demand!

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Due to so many requests, I’ve ordered the “Owlluminati” shirt in black with turquoise ink. I think they look pretty rad!

“A Horse Named Leopard”

Screenshot for A Horse Named Leonard video.

Stickers are here!!!


The stickers are 3.5″ in weather vinyl. They detail looks good and they will last a long time.

NEW SHIRT – “Owlluminati”

Libby - models the Owlluminati shirt

I’m so excited that my first shirt is completed. I created the design using hand drawn elements that were manipulated in photo shop. Shirts are available in various sizes in white for now. More colors coming soon. [Show slideshow] Sizes Small $20.00 USDMedium $20.00 USDLarge $20.00 USDXL $20.00 USD2XL $20.00 USD

May Showers – New Material!


Here is some new material I have been working on recently. I am really excited about the direction my playing has been taking. I’ll post more soon. I have a lot of ideas I want to bring to fruition. I get inspired by all the great musicians I meet on the road.

Earth Day Jam 2015 line up is looking amazing!


I’m very excited that Dark Water Rising will be performing at Earth Day Jam 2015. The line up is great! Tim Reynolds BigDaddy Love Danger Muffin Jeff Sipe Trio Dark Water Rising The Lee Boys The David Blackmon Band Jahman Grahman Stolen Hearts Coddle Creek Camel City Collective The Goodnight Brothers Band Dirty Grass Soul…