Who is this guy?

Mike Meadows is a producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, based in Austin,TX. He is an award winning drummer and percussionist. Originally from Atlanta,GA, Mike has been playing music since age three. From Classical & Jazz to Rock & World Music he's seen it all (and played some of it too). His greatest passion is performing, creating, and recording a variety of musical styles all around the world. He is also co-inventor of The Black Swan Drum and co-founder of Swan Percussion. Mike's other passions include hypnosis, mind reading and other esoteric 'mystery' arts. Send all inquiries to meadowsdrums@gmail.com

Worked with?

Some artists Mike has performed and/or recorded with include: Ben Kweller, Hayes Carll, porterdavis, Jenn Grant, John Fullbright, Sam Baker, Kris Kristofferson, Shawn Colvin, Mary Gauthier, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Leah Nobel, Giulia Millanta, Ray Bonneville, Amy Cook, Shawnee Kilgore, Sahara Smith, The BoDeans, Danny Schmidt, William Harries Graham & The Painted Redstarts, Jesse Dayton, Will T. Massey, Roger Sellers, Yanka Rupkina, Michael Fracasso, Amy Sue Berlin, Garrett Lebeau, Kevin Welch, Dustin Welch, Ruthie Foster, Gurf Morlix, Ellis Paul, Johnsmith, Goodnight Moonshine/Molly Venter, Will Sexton, Robert Steele, Rebecca Loebe, Grace Pettis, Pierce Pettis, Sarah Bowman, The Bowmans, Nels Andrews, John Pointer, Kina Grannis, Amy Speace, Jon Vezner, Zoe Lewis, Charlie Faye, Kevin Carroll, Drummassage, Bukka Allen, Colin Gilmore, HuDost, Suzie Vinnick, Amilia K Spicer, The Hudsons, Randy Weeks, Ramsay Midwood, Kara Grainger, Lalo, Rachel Loy, Urban Grind,The Princely Players, Brian Webb, Nathan Hamilton, Kim Patty, Joe Lee King, The Nasty Clan, Sally Allen, Najeeb Sabour, Joni Bishop, Jason Weems, Mikele Kreitner, Aaron Navarro, Kristin Cifelli, Rana, geminarius, .WAV, Idgy Vaughn, honeydoglovewagon, MZ. Fishe and The New Groove, AvA, Mark Noseworthy, Far From Blue, Nine Times Blue, Philip Boone, Kirk Waldrop, The Atlanta Boy Choir, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and many others.

Of Special Note

Mike has traveled to Ghana, West Africa twice now, to study the music of the Ewe, Dagara, and Ga people with the Agbeli family and Bernard Woma. He plans on continuing his studies there and looks forward to future visits! He also traveled to Zimbabwe in 2012 & 2014 and was fortunate enough to study Mbira with one of the masters, Newton Gwara (aka 'Matemai'). He looks forward to more studies with him as well!

As a member of the Atlanta Boy Choir starting at age 5 (his first audition) he began touring in Europe every summer with them at the age of 9. As well as singing in the choir, he was also the 'little drummer boy'Β  for many years. He received an amazing education on music, performance, and life from the director Fletcher Wolfe, and through his experiences as a member of the ABC. The first recording he was a part of (Benjamin Britten's War Requiem) was with the ABC and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus and it won 2 Grammys!

In 2009 he had the good fortune of receiving the Austin Music Award for Best Drummer/Percussionist. Quite an honor in a city that's known for it's great musicians and rich musical history!

Β 
  • Great to get some hang time w/ my amigo @aaronsteele_damn & see him crush it w/ @chromesparks last night in Austin!!! Cool for me to hear the OG #Superflyer kick out front tooπŸŽΆπŸ‘ŠπŸŽ‰πŸ™ŒπŸ‘ #regram #latetgram #austin #chromesparks #candcdrums #drumlife #drummer
    Great to get some hang time w/ my amigo @aaronsteele_damn & see him crush it w/ @chromesparks last night in Austin!!! Cool for me to hear the OG #Superflyer kick out front tooπŸŽΆπŸ‘ŠπŸŽ‰πŸ™ŒπŸ‘ #regram #latetgram #austin #chromesparks #candcdrums #drumlife #drummer
  • Post birthday breakfast 😳 Thanks so much for all the texts,calls,messages,e-mails, cards, cupcakes, cakes, and hugs & smiles yesterday!!! I feel truly overwhelmed & loved & grateful to have such a wonderful family & amazing friends!! THANK YOU!!!πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸ™Œ side note - anyone want some cupcakes? I've got a few to share😁 #birthday #love #family #friends #cupcakes
    Post birthday breakfast 😳 Thanks so much for all the texts,calls,messages,e-mails, cards, cupcakes, cakes, and hugs & smiles yesterday!!! I feel truly overwhelmed & loved & grateful to have such a wonderful family & amazing friends!! THANK YOU!!!πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸ™Œ side note - anyone want some cupcakes? I've got a few to share😁 #birthday #love #family #friends #cupcakes
  • Today's my day of birth, so here's a dirty lil' birthday jam to celebrateπŸŽ‰ I'll be playin' my usual Wednesday night (when I'm home) gig at The @continentalclubatx w/ @williamhgmusic & The Painted Redstarts 9:30pm...I hear there will be cake, so come hang & eat some chocolate goodness with meπŸ«πŸŽ‚πŸ’₯ #drumlife #birthday #drummer #meadowsdailygroove #candcdrums #snom #12thandvine #walnut #poplar #bosodrumsticks #teamremo #drumtacs #assumecontrol #snareweight #ludwig #lowboybeaters #sweetspotclutches
    Today's my day of birth, so here's a dirty lil' birthday jam to celebrateπŸŽ‰ I'll be playin' my usual Wednesday night (when I'm home) gig at The @continentalclubatx w/ @williamhgmusic & The Painted Redstarts 9:30pm...I hear there will be cake, so come hang & eat some chocolate goodness with meπŸ«πŸŽ‚πŸ’₯ #drumlife #birthday #drummer #meadowsdailygroove #candcdrums #snom #12thandvine #walnut #poplar #bosodrumsticks #teamremo #drumtacs #assumecontrol #snareweight #ludwig #lowboybeaters #sweetspotclutches
  • Stopped by the @swanpercussion workshop today & they surprised me w/ lunch & a delicious chocolate birthday cake!!! Thanks y'all!! πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸ™Œ #TEXAS #hillcountry #percussion #birthday
    Stopped by the @swanpercussion workshop today & they surprised me w/ lunch & a delicious chocolate birthday cake!!! Thanks y'all!! πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸ™Œ #TEXAS #hillcountry #percussion #birthday
  • Monday evening vibes...makin' loops w/ the @critterguitari #pocketpiano & messin' w/ grooves over the top. Here's a mellow one that I was just workin' different hi-hat patterns & fills & going between 16th & triplet feelsπŸŽΆπŸ‘Š #sweetspotclutches #candcdrums #snareweight #drumtacs #critterandguitari #teamremo #superflyer #meadowsdailygroove #lowboybeaters #loops #synth #electronicmusic #hybrid #drumlife #bosodrumsticks
    Monday evening vibes...makin' loops w/ the @critterguitari #pocketpiano & messin' w/ grooves over the top. Here's a mellow one that I was just workin' different hi-hat patterns & fills & going between 16th & triplet feelsπŸŽΆπŸ‘Š #sweetspotclutches #candcdrums #snareweight #drumtacs #critterandguitari #teamremo #superflyer #meadowsdailygroove #lowboybeaters #loops #synth #electronicmusic #hybrid #drumlife #bosodrumsticks
  • Monday vibes...today I'm workin' on some bass lines w/ a 1/2 time shuffle & landing on the @critterguitari #pocketpiano after a fill...and also keepin' both sticks in play in the gaps....fuuuuun stuff πŸŽΆπŸŽ‰ #drumlife #drummer #meadowsdailygroove #critterandguitari #candcdrums #practice #bosodrumsticks #superflyer #lowboybeaters #drumtacs #slingerland #snareweight #teamremo
    Monday vibes...today I'm workin' on some bass lines w/ a 1/2 time shuffle & landing on the @critterguitari #pocketpiano after a fill...and also keepin' both sticks in play in the gaps....fuuuuun stuff πŸŽΆπŸŽ‰ #drumlife #drummer #meadowsdailygroove #critterandguitari #candcdrums #practice #bosodrumsticks #superflyer #lowboybeaters #drumtacs #slingerland #snareweight #teamremo
  • Love doin' overdubs at home! Percussion for @travislinville 's next record!! #percussion #drumlife #studiolife #overdubs #austin
    Love doin' overdubs at home! Percussion for @travislinville 's next record!! #percussion #drumlife #studiolife #overdubs #austin
  • Fuuuuun times jammin' w/ my homie @travislinville at @strangebrewatx last night!!! πŸ“·- @vfremin #latergram #drumlife #austin #candcdrums #swanpercussion #percussion #drums #bosodrumsticks #drumtacs #blackswandrum
    Fuuuuun times jammin' w/ my homie @travislinville at @strangebrewatx last night!!! πŸ“·- @vfremin #latergram #drumlife #austin #candcdrums #swanpercussion #percussion #drums #bosodrumsticks #drumtacs #blackswandrum
  • When I was 18 and headed to my High School graduation I had to put a spare tire on, on the side of I-75. In Atlanta. Wearing my brand new suit. Today's challenge in my driveway was thankfully much less stressful.
    When I was 18 and headed to my High School graduation I had to put a spare tire on, on the side of I-75. In Atlanta. Wearing my brand new suit. Today's challenge in my driveway was thankfully much less stressful.
  • Here's a little clip of something I'm workin' on w/ my @critterguitari pocket pianoπŸŽΆπŸŽ‰ #meadowsdailygroove  #drums #synth #critterandguitari #candcdrums #bosodrumsticks #pocketpiano #superflyer #lowboybeaters #drumtacs #songwriting #beats #snareweight #teamremo #drumlife #drummer
    Here's a little clip of something I'm workin' on w/ my @critterguitari pocket pianoπŸŽΆπŸŽ‰ #meadowsdailygroove #drums #synth #critterandguitari #candcdrums #bosodrumsticks #pocketpiano #superflyer #lowboybeaters #drumtacs #songwriting #beats #snareweight #teamremo #drumlife #drummer
http://instagram.com/meadowsdrums