From the great state of Texas, De’Marcus Walker is a professional musician, composer, and educator. He is an MTD Recording Artist and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of North Texas where he studied music education and received the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Brass Award. With over twenty years of experience, he has been blessed to perform bass guitar and tuba with extraordinary artists and ensembles.
Walker’s latest endeavor is the release of his highly anticipated debut album “Salt and Light.” It features master musicians from Snarky Puppy, The Funky Knuckles, Ghost-Note, Forq, and more! From bass guitar, to tuba and piano, De’Marcus pours his entire heart into the record. Twenty-Eight friends, five to whom have received Grammy Awards, compliment seven of the eight original compositions that are sure to please!
Born in Tyler, Texas to Paul and Betty Walker, De’Marcus is the youngest of four siblings. His father and older brother played a major role in the beginning of his musical journey. At the tender age of four, they pushed him to sing and play drums in church. By age eight, he began piano with tuba and bass guitar to follow by age twelve. During the week he performed jazz and classical music at school and on the weekend Gospel music with the family group, The Walker Family.
De'Marcus and his wife, Shatara, live in Josephine, Texas with their two children, Harmoni and Dorian. He credits all of his accomplishments (and those to come) to the grace and power that work through him, from his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.