Walker Adams

NYC drummer playing jazz and rock

Walker Adams is a drummer, songwriter, and producer based in NYC. As a side man he’s toured with St. Vincent, The Ludlow Thieves, Miggs, Carmine Appice and Percy Jones. He leads the instrumental funk/jazz group Walker Adams Project, sings original pop music, and produces TV and film music. Whatever the style, Adams is known for his intuitive and creative playing and bringing a steady and energetic groove to the music. 

Born and raised in rural Vermont, Walker’s early influences were the sounds of nature and his parents' vinyl collection of rock, pop, and jazz. He moved to a suburb of NYC at age twelve and played in his high school jazz band and with local rock bands. Walker attended Berklee where he played with Annie Clark of St. Vincent, Mark Kelley of The Roots, and briefly with Esperanza Spaulding and Christian Scott. 

After graduating Berklee with honors he moved to NYC where he recorded and toured with bassist Percy Jones of the popular fusion groups Brand X and Niacin. He then toured with St. Vincent for over a year which included opening for Arcade Fire and playing at Coachella. He joined the percussion group SLAMM lead by Carmine Appice and performed with them at Modern Drummer Festival.

Adams went on to become a founding member of the epic indie rock group The Ludlow Thieves. He then joined the band Miggs who toured opening for Plain White T’s, Scott Weiland, and KT Tunstall, and worked with legendary producer Phil Ramone on their album 15th and Hope. Walker is currently drumming with numerous artists and pursuing his original projects. He endorses Ddrum drums and Amedia Cymbals.