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Sleep For Days

The Gathering Dark spent some time In Human Ladder‘s (Ryan Price) basement, recording this track, enjoying the act of creation and collaboration. Music is about a shared experience. We had a blast sharing this music and we hope you do too.

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July 4th with G.D. & Human Ladder 

We’re gonna play it safe. We encourage social distancing and masks. We also encourage you to enjoy the local 💥 fireworks 💥 

July 4th, 2020 8-10pm at Oklawaha Brewing Company (formerly Sanctuary)

147 1st Ave East Hendersonville, NC


The Gathering Dark with David Childers!  

David Childers invited us onstage with him in Bristol a few weeks back. It might have been the highlight of our G.D. Career. But we may top it on Wednesday September 18th. David is playing here in Hendersonville at the 1898 Waverly Inn starting at 6pm and we’ve been invited to join him!  


Needless to say, we are pumped. 

GD @ Guidon 

"To Bring" List for The Gathering Dark show @ Guidon

Gathering Dark:

Very Good Tunes

 Guidon Brewing:

Very Good beers


Very Good Vibes


With David Childers in Bristol! 

Wednesday, July 10 will be a date for the G.D. books. We recently posted a video of us covering “Greasy Dollar” by one of our favorite writers, NC’s own David Childers. You can watch the video here:

The Gathering Dark cover Greasy Dollar (David Childers)

Not only did the man, himself, watch and comment on the video but he invited us to his show at The Bristol Hotel. We are headed to the home of country music on Wednesday and, if all goes according to plan, will be joining David Childers on stage! Check back Thursday to see how it went.

Theme Shows Return! 

Theme nights return! Join us the first two Saturdays in July from 3-6pm for the return of our theme shows.

July 6th is Tom Night. Whether it’s Petty, Waits, Jones, Tom & Jerry (before they were Simon & Garfunkel) we are playing all the songs by all the Toms. 

July 13th is Steve Night. Wonder, Winwood, and us (Steve DuRose and Josh Steven Dunkin). All songs by Steves.

Welcome to our (online) home! 


I just love that new website smell! Here it is for your enjoyment: the online home of The Gathering Dark. Take it out for a spin, roll the windows down and let the digital wind blow back your hair. We’re glad to have you along for the ride. 

A Brief History of How We Came to Be

The Gathering Dark is comprised of two full-time members. Josh Dunkin and Steve DuRose met at trivia night in 2016. Josh hosting, Steve competing. Between questions, Josh played a song of his choice. Steve always seemed to know and like the tunes despite how obscure or random the song. Once both Josh and Steve realized the other was a songwriter, the friendship soared into the realm of bandmates. And they’ve been writing and rocking ever since. 



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