Adam Nurre is a percussionist, bassist, educator, and composer based in Austin, Texas. Adam is currently the drummer for songwriters David Ramirez and Rod Melancon, and touring bassist for country artist Jeremy Pinnell. His recent recording credits include albums and singles with Spicy Loops, Rod Melancon, Carson McHone, Drew Carman, Hank Erwin, Garner Sloan, Earl "Pottymouth" Arbuckle, and multiple sessions with Grammy-winning producer Adrian Quesada. In addition to his full-time projects, Adam also works regularly as a freelance drummer, bassist, and pianist around Austin, including performances with songwriters Ben Ballinger, Christy Hays, Chris Porter, Jackie Myers, Tyler Wallace, Jonathan Terrell, Jeff Hortillosa, Ben Balmer, and Jacob Alan Jaeger,
as well as The Dreamland Big Band, R&B outfit Willie D & the Hip Pockets, pop duo Wild Disguise, western swing quintet Rollfast Ramblers, and the AllRhythms Brazilian/Afro-Cuban Ensemble. Adam is also a founding member of prog-jazz trio The LateTalkers and psych-metal band Prayer.
Adam is proud endorser of:
DREAM Cymbals, MAPEX Drums, and HUMES & BERG Cases
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Adam got his start performing and teaching in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metro area, where he resided until relocating to Texas in 2012. His musical versatility became a useful skill early on, as he played on numerous projects ranging in genre from rock and country to funk and jazz, and all points in between. A 2011 graduate of Northern Kentucky University, Adam holds a BM in Music Education with a minor in percussion performance. He was named winner of the first annual NKU Symphonic Winds Solo Competition in spring 2010, and was a two-time recipient of the NKU Corbett Scholarship for the Arts in 2010 and 2011. As a marimba soloist, Adam was invited to perform with the NKU Symphonic Winds at the OMEA convention in January 2011, with the Lakota West HS Wind Ensemble in fall 2011, and with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as part of their ‘Young Peoples Concerts’ educational series for the 2010-2011 season.
In addition to performing and recording sessions, Adam maintains a studio of private lesson students while also leading after-school programs, clinics, and masterclasses at elementary, middle, and high school campuses. He currently teaches and performs with musical outreach program AllRhythms, and offers private lessons on drum set, percussion, bass, guitar and piano at Trevelise Musique in northwest Austin. His past teaching work includes service as assistant percussion instructor at Rouse HS/Wiley MS (Leander TX), director of percussion at Colerain HS (Cincinnati OH) and assistant percussion instructor at Conner HS (Hebron KY), as well as part-time teaching and consulting work with numerous band programs in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Texas.
When he is not gigging, touring, or teaching, Adam has also found success as a composer and arranger. In addition to writing wind and percussion arrangements for marching bands in Ohio, Kentucky, and Texas, he has also been called upon for string and wind arrangements for studio sessions, and commissioned for original solo percussion pieces and chamber music for college recitals. In 2016, Adam was hired by Austin community ensemble Panoramic Voices to write full orchestra arrangements to accompany songwriter Carson McHone at their annual "Indie Orchestra Night" concert.
In addition to compositions and arrangements, Adam has also established a long list of clients around the US seeking charts and transcriptions, a new venture with projects ranging from simple chord charts for songwriters to transcribing surf guitar solos to writing Real Book style lead sheets for modern jazz music. In 2018, Adam began writing and recording a series of original instrumental pieces collectively called "The HouseDog Sessions", a solo project where he acts as engineer, guitarist, pianist, bassist and drummer. Adam has recently taken interest in film and game scoring, and is always working on expanding his composition portfolio.
See below for a comprehensive list of performance experience, recording credits, and teaching resume.