Lumbee musician Willie French Lowery dies at 68

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McCray, Michael. “Lumbee musician Willie French Lowery dies at 68.” The Fayetteville Observer (Fayetteville, NC). May 4, 2012


Lumbee musician Willie French Lowery died at age 68. Lowery wrote, performed and produced songs, and he was also a community activist in his home area of Robeson County.

Throughout his career, Lowery published over 500 songs and received many honors including a Lumbee lifetime achievement award in 2006. He was also featured in Southern Cultures magazine in 2008. Paul McCartney of The Beatles also noted he had respect for Lowery’s music 

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