Adam Shumski

Adam Shumski

Location (Philly Neighbourhood): West Philly

Hometown: York, PA


Current Project(s)/Band(s): Vita and the Woolf, Maitland, Rosu Lup, Mother Moses, The Electives, Dane Galloway, CVGES, The Raknoss

Past Project(s)/Band(s): Family Vacation, Audra Mclaughlin Band, Islands Apart

Instrument(s) you play: Drums

What else do you do in the Philly music scene?  I teach music lessons and dance at shows as much as possible


Location of Photo(s): The Headroom

What do those location(s) mean to you?:

I've recorded at The Headroom a few times with different artists and it's always been great. Maitland recorded part of our album here, and today I'm recording drums for a single with Rosu Lup. Any time I get to make music, play foosball, introspectively gaze at my city through an artsy window, and read a book about peanuts I'm happy. 


Favourite Place in Philly: Ikea 

Favourite Watering Hole/Coffee Spot: Gold Standard

Favourite Restaurant: Memphis Taproom 

Favourite Pizza Spot: Blackbird Pizzeria

Favourite Philly Venue: Johnny Brenda's (classic)

Favorite Cheesesteak Place: Hibiscus Cafe


Recording Space: The Headroom or Spice House Sound 

Favourite Philly Band(s):  Hop Along, Son Step, Ellen Siberian Tiger, My Son Bison, Hall and Oates 


Best show you’ve seen in Philly:  I recently saw Kneebody at Johnny Brenda's and it was fantastic

What are you listening to now:  Dirty Projectors!!! 


If you could sum up in one sentence what Philly / Philly music scene means to you, what would it be?   I moved here to go to music school and have been a full-time musician/teacher ever since, so I owe a lot of my professional success to the city of Philadelphia and its music scene. 


Life motto: c'est la vie

Random Fun Fact: I've been teaching myself French for the past 9 months and I love it

Childhood Dream Job: full-time musician ~woah, full circle

Pets: I had a hedgehog named Sophia once, does that count? 


Future plans: Continue touring, recording, teaching and in general hitting stuff against other stuff to make music