Craig Walkner

Craig Walkner

 Madison, Wisconsin, USA
SoloRockEDM

Drummer/Composer Craig Walkner is a six-time Wisconsin Area Music Industry award winner and holds a degree in Percussion Performance from UW-Madison. He has toured the US and performed in front of thousands, opening for The Fray, Gin Blossoms, Hanson, Luce, and Michael Glabicki (Rusted Root).

Biography

Craig Walkner is a six-time Wisconsin Area Music Industry award winner
and holds a degree in Percussion Performance from UW-Madison. A veteran
of the live and studio scene, he has appeared on 14 albums that have
been heard on national and international radio, TV, and film. He has
toured the US and performed in front of thousands, opening for The Fray,
Gin Blossoms, Hanson, Luce, Michael Glabicki (Rusted Root), Ozric
Tentacles, and The Gufs, and alongside such drumming greats as Louie
Bellson and Steve Houghton.

A highly acclaimed percussion
instructor, Craig has taught students of all ages and abilities for over
10 years. In addition, he has proofed percussion manuscripts for some
of today's most in demand percussion books published by Hal Leonard. He
has also composed music for the short films, All The Colors of Steve
(Wonder Pictures) and Conjured (Wonder Pictures), as well as performed
on Dan Maske's instructional keyboard book, Progressive Rock Keyboard,
also published by Hal Leonard.

Craig currently performs and
records in the bands Fringe Character, Bascom Hill, Far Corner, Snarling
Adjective Convention, and Yeti Rain. He has also performed with
American Idol Season 8 contestant Kendall Beard, and American Idol
Season 9 contestant Stephanie Daulong. Former bands include EXIT, the
2004 Wisconsin Area Music Artist of the Year, and Justin Black & Big
Heart, from Austin, TX. He released his solo ambient album,
"Introversion" under the moniker Moo in 2011.

Discography

2013 Yeti Rain:  Stars Fall Darkly (Self-released)

2011 Moo:  Introversion (Self-released)

2011 Short Film Score:  All The Colors of Steve (Wonder PIctures)

2010 Yeti Rain:  III (Crimsonic)

2010 Short Film Score:  Conjured (Wonder PIctures)

2009 Far Corner:  Intermission (Cornered Music)

2008 Snarling Adjective Convention: Bluewolf Bloodwalk (Unicorn Digital)

2007 Dan Maske: Progressive Rock Keyboard (Hal Leonard)

2007 Far Corner: Endangered (Cuneiform Records)

2006 Various Artists: Cuneiform Records: Promo 4 (Cuneiform Records)

2005 Various Artists: Cuneiform Records: Promo 3 (Cuneiform Records)

2005 Various Artists: Loud Enough to Get Your Sound (WMSE Productions)

2004 Far Corner: Far Corner (Cuneiform Records)

2003 EXIT: Scenes From Next Week

2002 Scattershot: Extrasexual Behavior

2000 Earthboys: Musical Catechism

2000 Tim Penn: All This Dreaming That I Do...