The Uncle Devin Show!Washington, DC
Uncle Devin has gained national acclaim as a leader in the children’s music industry. His “Uncle Devin’s Drum Tales” CD won a 2013 Parents’ Choice Presentation Award. He was a 2012 and 2013 showcased artist and panelist at KindieFest in Brooklyn, NY and a Roster and Teaching Artist for the Young Audiences/Arts for Learning – Maryland. His show is a live, interactive musical experience that cultivates the minds of children through percussion instruments and is a dynamic cross between Fat Albert and Schoolhouse Rock.
Uncle Devin is both a drummer and percussionist, and, therefore, is known as the original “Drumcussionist.” His drum set consists of a combination of real drums/ percussion instruments, and the latest in electronic drums. This hybrid drum set allows him to play the normal drum groove along with the additional color that is normally played by an additional percussionist and musicians. He also uses an assortment of percussion instruments, including cowbells, triangles, shakers, congas and timbales, as learning tools for his message.
Uncle Devin is a former volunteer, mentor and co-coordinator of a mentorship program at two elementary schools in Prince George’s County, MD; a former church youth Director in Washington, DC, and a former youth Counselor for an at-risk youth program with a non-profit organization geared toward the academic and social development of children. He has been performing as a drummer and percussionist for over 25 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, MD. Devin’s vast experience as a social justice activist is expressed in his music. He is a former member and co-founder of the ElectroKoustic Band formed in 2009 in Washington, DC. www.theuncledevinshow.com
The Uncle Devin Show on MyLITV
This is a video of The Uncle Devin Show performing in Long Island, NY in February 2011, with Arch Thompson (a.k.a. Mr. Grasshopper) on flute and Roberto Tyson (a.k.a. Tico Tico) on guitar.
Just One of Those Days – Uncle Devin – Drumtales!
Uncle Devin’s first animated cartoon video of his song, “Just One of Those Days,” off of his award-winning CD entitled, “Uncle Devin’s Drum Tales!”