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, John Fullbright, Sam Baker, Kris Kristofferson, Shawn Colvin, Mary Gauthier, Ray Wylie Hubbard, porterdavis, Leah Nobel, Giulia Millanta, Ray Bonneville, Amy Cook, Garrett Lebeau, Shawnee Kilgore, Sahara Smith, The BoDeans, Danny Schmidt, Jesse Dayton, Will T. Massey, Roger Sellers, Yanka Rupkina, Michael Fracasso, Kevin Welch, Dustin Welch, Ruthie Foster, Gurf Morlix, Ellis Paul, Johnsmith, Goodnight Moonshine/Molly Venter, Will Sexton, 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'  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!

 
  • @KUTX recently posted a video on their YouTube channel from when Hayes & I did a little acoustic duo set there a few weeks ago. I'll put the link in my IG profile for a couple days....
#hayescarll #newmusic #kutx #texasmusic #swanpercussion #cajon #shakers
    @KUTX recently posted a video on their YouTube channel from when Hayes & I did a little acoustic duo set there a few weeks ago. I'll put the link in my IG profile for a couple days.... #hayescarll #newmusic #kutx #texasmusic #swanpercussion #cajon #shakers
  • Redeemed by the pseudo dippin' dots machine!!! 🙌🎉😋 #tourlife #vendingmachine #junkfood
    Redeemed by the pseudo dippin' dots machine!!! 🙌🎉😋 #tourlife #vendingmachine #junkfood
  • Major fail for the Nestle ice cream vending machine at our hotel tonight....😧😔😢 #nestle #icecream #vendingmachine #fail #tourlife #bummer
    Major fail for the Nestle ice cream vending machine at our hotel tonight....😧😔😢 #nestle #icecream #vendingmachine #fail #tourlife #bummer
  • Happy 4th of July from Ft. Worth, TX!! Thanks, Billy Bob's, that was fuuuuuuun!!! #hayescarll #billybobs #4thofjuly #texasmusic #candcdrums #drumtacs
    Happy 4th of July from Ft. Worth, TX!! Thanks, Billy Bob's, that was fuuuuuuun!!! #hayescarll #billybobs #4thofjuly #texasmusic #candcdrums #drumtacs
  • TOMORROW on American Independence Day, I'll officially release my first single, 'The Cuckoo' it's an old traditional song that I arranged a cappella w/ drums & percussion. I'll be releasing a new song a month for the next nine months, some solo percussion pieces and others with a band. Really stoked to start putting my own music out into the world!!! Thanks to @keithgary for engineering & mixing, @genericide for the amazing video @suefluger for the lovely artwork and @amycookmusic & @noelle_hampton for their beautiful vocals on this track!!! #candcdrums #swanpercussion #bosodrumsticks #crescentcymbals #remopercussion #drums #percussion #cuckoo #newmusic #fourthofjuly #texasmusic #meadowsmusic #meadowsdailygroove #shesaprettybird #snom
    TOMORROW on American Independence Day, I'll officially release my first single, 'The Cuckoo' it's an old traditional song that I arranged a cappella w/ drums & percussion. I'll be releasing a new song a month for the next nine months, some solo percussion pieces and others with a band. Really stoked to start putting my own music out into the world!!! Thanks to @keithgary for engineering & mixing, @genericide for the amazing video @suefluger for the lovely artwork and @amycookmusic & @noelle_hampton for their beautiful vocals on this track!!! #candcdrums #swanpercussion #bosodrumsticks #crescentcymbals #remopercussion #drums #percussion #cuckoo #newmusic #fourthofjuly #texasmusic #meadowsmusic #meadowsdailygroove #shesaprettybird #snom
  • Stoked to finally get these @swanpercussion & @bosodrumsticks collaborative shakers out on the market soon. I use my prototypes all the time!!
#percussion #shakers #collaboration #handcrafted #swanpercussion #drumlife #drummer #regram
    Stoked to finally get these @swanpercussion & @bosodrumsticks collaborative shakers out on the market soon. I use my prototypes all the time!! #percussion #shakers #collaboration #handcrafted #swanpercussion #drumlife #drummer #regram
  • Really stoked to start releasing my own music at the end of this week!!!! First up will be my arrangement of the traditional song 'The Cuckoo' Here is the original artwork I commissioned my friend @suefluger to do for this song. More soooooon!! #cuckoo #meadowsmusic #folk #bird #art #texasmusic #drums #percussion #shesaprettybird #newmusic #mikemeadows
    Really stoked to start releasing my own music at the end of this week!!!! First up will be my arrangement of the traditional song 'The Cuckoo' Here is the original artwork I commissioned my friend @suefluger to do for this song. More soooooon!! #cuckoo #meadowsmusic #folk #bird #art #texasmusic #drums #percussion #shesaprettybird #newmusic #mikemeadows
  • ....and it's a wrap! Another fun session w/ @keithgary 👊 #keithgaryproductions #studiolife #studiodrummer #ssl #orbstudios
    ....and it's a wrap! Another fun session w/ @keithgary 👊 #keithgaryproductions #studiolife #studiodrummer #ssl #orbstudios
  • Now THIS is a speaker!!! Whoa. #studiolife #studiodrummer #keithgaryproductions #orbstudios #austin #speaker #monitor
    Now THIS is a speaker!!! Whoa. #studiolife #studiodrummer #keithgaryproductions #orbstudios #austin #speaker #monitor
  • Session #2 of the day in progress....
First time to track in this room....sounds pretty rad so far!! #studiolife #studiodrummer #candcdrums #orbstudios #austin #keithgaryproductions #drumtacs #drumsoutlet
    Session #2 of the day in progress.... First time to track in this room....sounds pretty rad so far!! #studiolife #studiodrummer #candcdrums #orbstudios #austin #keithgaryproductions #drumtacs #drumsoutlet
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