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, Shawn Colvin, Jenn Grant, John Fullbright, Sam Baker, Kris Kristofferson, porterdavis, Oh Pep!, Mary Gauthier, Travis Linnville, Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Grahams, Leah Nobel, Giulia Millanta, Ray Bonneville, Amy Cook, Shawnee Kilgore, Sahara Smith, The BoDeans, Danny Schmidt, William Harries Graham & The Painted Redstarts, Jesse Dayton, Leeann Atherton, Julianne Banks, Marcus Brown, Will T. Massey, Roger Sellers, Yanka Rupkina, Michael Fracasso, Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds, 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!

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  • Thanks for the phenomenal homecoming, Austin!! So much fuuuuuun!! Nothing quite like having 20,000 people come out to cheer you on!!! Tomorrow we start our west coast tour in Portland, OR at The Alladin Theater!!#hayescarll #bluesonthegreen #kgsr #austin #loversandleavers #drumlife #candcdrums #teamremo #drumtacs #lowboybeaters #istanbulagop #snareweight #americana #songwriter #texasmusic #countrymusic #latergram #regram
    Thanks for the phenomenal homecoming, Austin!! So much fuuuuuun!! Nothing quite like having 20,000 people come out to cheer you on!!! Tomorrow we start our west coast tour in Portland, OR at The Alladin Theater!!#hayescarll #bluesonthegreen #kgsr #austin #loversandleavers #drumlife #candcdrums #teamremo #drumtacs #lowboybeaters #istanbulagop #snareweight #americana #songwriter #texasmusic #countrymusic #latergram #regram
  • Czech one too....checkin' of the sonic fidelity at Zilker Park for @kgsr's Blues On The Green w/ @hayescarll !! Should cool down a bit by the time we play this eve (8:45pm). #drumlife #hayescarll #bluesonthegreen #austin #texasmusic #americana #countrymusic #songwriter #loversandleavers #candcdrums #teamremo #istanbulagop #lowboybeaters #drumtacs
    Czech one too....checkin' of the sonic fidelity at Zilker Park for @kgsr's Blues On The Green w/ @hayescarll !! Should cool down a bit by the time we play this eve (8:45pm). #drumlife #hayescarll #bluesonthegreen #austin #texasmusic #americana #countrymusic #songwriter #loversandleavers #candcdrums #teamremo #istanbulagop #lowboybeaters #drumtacs
  • Had an absolute blast this past week on tour with @ohpepmusic !! Great music & lovely people!! Their debut record #stadiumccake just came out a couple weeks ago & it's stellar...so go buy it!!! Now I'm flyin' back to Austin to play @kgsr 's #bluesonthegreen w/ @hayescarll tonight, before we turn around and continue the #loversandleavers tour starting in Portland, OR on Friday!! βœˆοΈπŸŽΆπŸŽ‰β€οΈπŸ™Œ #tourlife #drumlife #ohpep #candcdrums #lowboybeaters #tackleinstruments #newmusic #music #superflyer #drumtacs #teamremo
    Had an absolute blast this past week on tour with @ohpepmusic !! Great music & lovely people!! Their debut record #stadiumccake just came out a couple weeks ago & it's stellar...so go buy it!!! Now I'm flyin' back to Austin to play @kgsr 's #bluesonthegreen w/ @hayescarll tonight, before we turn around and continue the #loversandleavers tour starting in Portland, OR on Friday!! βœˆοΈπŸŽΆπŸŽ‰β€οΈπŸ™Œ #tourlife #drumlife #ohpep #candcdrums #lowboybeaters #tackleinstruments #newmusic #music #superflyer #drumtacs #teamremo
  • Stoked to get my new personalized utility pouch from @tackle_instrument in Minneapolis tonight!! Playin' at @thecedar w/ @ohpepmusic at 8:30pm!! #regram #tourlife #drumlife #custommade #drum #accessory #quality #leather
    Stoked to get my new personalized utility pouch from @tackle_instrument in Minneapolis tonight!! Playin' at @thecedar w/ @ohpepmusic at 8:30pm!! #regram #tourlife #drumlife #custommade #drum #accessory #quality #leather
  • Good times w/ @ohpepmusic at @lh_schubas last night in Chicago! Thanks for the love!!! Tonight we're at @thecedar in Minneapolis!! My last date with them on this tour, as tomorrow I join back up w/ @hayescarll at @kgsr's Blues On The Green and then a West Coast run!! πŸŽΆπŸŽ‰πŸ™Œ #tourlife #drumlife #ohpep #stadiumccake #newmusic #livemusic #candcdrums #teamremo #istanbulagop #lowboybeaters #tackleinstruments #regram #latergram #superflyer #spdsx #hybriddrums #roland
    Good times w/ @ohpepmusic at @lh_schubas last night in Chicago! Thanks for the love!!! Tonight we're at @thecedar in Minneapolis!! My last date with them on this tour, as tomorrow I join back up w/ @hayescarll at @kgsr's Blues On The Green and then a West Coast run!! πŸŽΆπŸŽ‰πŸ™Œ #tourlife #drumlife #ohpep #stadiumccake #newmusic #livemusic #candcdrums #teamremo #istanbulagop #lowboybeaters #tackleinstruments #regram #latergram #superflyer #spdsx #hybriddrums #roland
  • They got us (@ohpepmusic) dialed in here at @audiotree !! Stoked that they have a sweet @ccdrumco linebacker for me!! Live at 3pm www.audiotree.tv #tourlife #drumlife #candcdrums #lowboybeaters #tackleinstruments #teamremo #istanbulagop #livemusic #liverecording #audiotree #ohpep #stadiumccake #hybriddrums #vintagedrums #roland #spdsx #keplinger #chingring #soundcheck #songwriter #drumsoutlet
    They got us (@ohpepmusic) dialed in here at @audiotree !! Stoked that they have a sweet @ccdrumco linebacker for me!! Live at 3pm www.audiotree.tv #tourlife #drumlife #candcdrums #lowboybeaters #tackleinstruments #teamremo #istanbulagop #livemusic #liverecording #audiotree #ohpep #stadiumccake #hybriddrums #vintagedrums #roland #spdsx #keplinger #chingring #soundcheck #songwriter #drumsoutlet
  • Going live on @audiotree with @ohpepmusic at 3pm Central Time today!!! Go to www.audiotree.tv to check it out. Link in profile. πŸŽΆπŸŽ‰πŸ™Œ #tourlife #audiotree #ohpep #stadiumccake #newmusic #livemusic #music #candcdrums #drumlife #hybriddrums #teamremo #roland #spdsx
    Going live on @audiotree with @ohpepmusic at 3pm Central Time today!!! Go to www.audiotree.tv to check it out. Link in profile. πŸŽΆπŸŽ‰πŸ™Œ #tourlife #audiotree #ohpep #stadiumccake #newmusic #livemusic #music #candcdrums #drumlife #hybriddrums #teamremo #roland #spdsx
  • Cap timeπŸ‘Š #tourlife #coffee #cappuccino #goodcoffee
    Cap timeπŸ‘Š #tourlife #coffee #cappuccino #goodcoffee
  • Quick late lunch travel stop at @anchorbarwings w/ @ohpepmusic to have some of OG Buffalo Wings!! #tourlife #ohpep #buffalowings #anchorbar #tour #lunch #friedfood
    Quick late lunch travel stop at @anchorbarwings w/ @ohpepmusic to have some of OG Buffalo Wings!! #tourlife #ohpep #buffalowings #anchorbar #tour #lunch #friedfood
  • Had a good time one morning in Glasgow a few months back w/ @hayescarll & @geoffqueenmusic for Ricky Ross's Another Country show. The show (video & audio) is now posted:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07j7dsq Link in IG Profile for the next couple days too. #tourlife #drumlife #loversandleavers #hayescarlltour #hayescarll #bbcscotland #candcdrums #swanpercussion #indexdrums #teamremo #tackleinstruments #drumtacs #lowboybeaters
    Had a good time one morning in Glasgow a few months back w/ @hayescarll & @geoffqueenmusic for Ricky Ross's Another Country show. The show (video & audio) is now posted:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07j7dsq Link in IG Profile for the next couple days too. #tourlife #drumlife #loversandleavers #hayescarlltour #hayescarll #bbcscotland #candcdrums #swanpercussion #indexdrums #teamremo #tackleinstruments #drumtacs #lowboybeaters
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