Authors

Devin Walker

Devin “Uncle Devin” Walker is quickly becoming a leader in the children’s music industry. His “Uncle Devin’s Drum Tales” CD won a 2013 Parents’ Choice Presentation Award and his children’s book, “The ABCs of Percussion with Music” CD, was named a 2015 National Parenting Publication Awards Bronze winner. He is also a Teaching Artist and Artist Roster member with Young Audiences/Arts for Learning—Maryland, where he performs assemblies and residencies in schools throughout the state.

Uncle Devin was a panelist and a featured artist at the annual KindieFest Conference in Brooklyn, New York (2012 and 2013), and has performed at the Kennedy Center, the National Theater, the Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater, Governor’s Island (New York), the World Café Live (Wilmington, Delaware), Kids Place Live—Sirius/XM Radio, Kids Really Rock (Boston, Massachusetts), Jammin’ Java (Virginia), Overtown Youth Center (Miami, Florida), numerous libraries, day care centers, summer camps and more. He was also the recipient of the 2013 Creative Curriculum Award for his volunteer work with the Homeless Children’s Playtime Projects in Washington, D.C., performing monthly music events for the children of the homeless.

Uncle Devin has been performing as a drummer and percussionist for more than thirty years, playing with local and international groups, such as Fertile Ground, Soul-In-Motion Players, Bottomland, the UMBC Jazz Ensemble, the Lafayette Gilchrist Project, the Contee AME Zion Church Connection, Sense of Urgency Band, and Godisheus International Funk Band. One of Devin’s greatest musical moments was when he accompanied on drums the Great Dizzy Gillespie during a 1985 Jazz Workshop in Baltimore, Maryland. Devin’s vast experience as a social justice activist is expressed in his music.