David Adams

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David Adams is a heavy-hitting drummer on the CCM scene. He is the drummer as well as drum programmer with the Echoing Green, a band that has been described as the Duran Duran of the Christian music scene.…
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David Adams is a heavy-hitting drummer on the CCM scene. He is the drummer as well as drum programmer with the Echoing Green, a band that has been described as the Duran Duran of the Christian music scene. A more accurate, and to some less repulsive, description would be to say that since they began recording in the early '90s, the Echoing Green have evolved continually, on some sides finding an entirely new life in certain musical developments, such as a heavier emphasis on guitars. Here is a group that can sometimes "pass" for secular, breaking the three-minute rule some car radio listeners have for identifying, and tuning out, any form of Christian music.

Judging the Supernova album, a critic gushes "...the group sounds less like a machine and more like a band," which sounds like an improvement in just about any genre, including electronica. Yes, Virginia, there is Christian electronica; this band even released a whole album entitled Electronica in 1998. The group was founded by Joey Belville, and also features vocalist Chrissy Franklin and synthesizer programmer Jesse Dworak, whose fondness for using only his last name brings to mind the mutilations of a recital program at the hands of a blurry-eyed typesetter. Like all drummers, Adams carts his gear around for others besides his main band. He shows up on recordings by Rich Mullins, a Christian folksinger, songwriter, and recording artist who hailed from Richmond, IN.