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!

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  • Workin' on my multi-tasking groovin' today...low-fi hi-tech hybrid jamz. Gonna take some work to get this stuff down...super fuuuun though!!!!! #meadowsdailygroove #candcdrums #pocketpiano #drumlife #drums #maraca #roland #spdsx #hybrid #teamremo #drumtacs #lowboybeaters #bosodrumsticks #snareweight #keplinger
    Workin' on my multi-tasking groovin' today...low-fi hi-tech hybrid jamz. Gonna take some work to get this stuff down...super fuuuun though!!!!! #meadowsdailygroove #candcdrums #pocketpiano #drumlife #drums #maraca #roland #spdsx #hybrid #teamremo #drumtacs #lowboybeaters #bosodrumsticks #snareweight #keplinger
  • Late night bizarre funky metal soundziziz!!!#meadowsdailygroove #drumlife #candcdrums #gong #metal #shaker #teamremo #drumtacs #maraca #bosodrumsticks #snareweight #drums #drummer #groove #keepingaustinweird #lowboybeaters #triangle
    Late night bizarre funky metal soundziziz!!!#meadowsdailygroove #drumlife #candcdrums #gong #metal #shaker #teamremo #drumtacs #maraca #bosodrumsticks #snareweight #drums #drummer #groove #keepingaustinweird #lowboybeaters #triangle
  • Mid day hump day jamz....loopin' my @critterguitari pocket piano & makin' a mess on top...fuuuuuun !!! πŸŽΆπŸŽ‰ #meadowsdailygroove #critterandguitari #candcdrums #drumlife #chingring #keplinger #bosodrumsticks #loop #teamremo #drumtacs #lowboybeaters #snareweight
    Mid day hump day jamz....loopin' my @critterguitari pocket piano & makin' a mess on top...fuuuuuun !!! πŸŽΆπŸŽ‰ #meadowsdailygroove #critterandguitari #candcdrums #drumlife #chingring #keplinger #bosodrumsticks #loop #teamremo #drumtacs #lowboybeaters #snareweight
  • Tonight being Fat Tuesday I should probably eat some Cajun or Creole, but being the contrarian that I am this week I decided to go w/ grilling Salmon & some asparagus & cherry tomatoes in a balsamic redux πŸ’₯πŸŽ‰ Happy Mardi Gras, y'all!!! #salmon #grill #homecooking #healthyfood #organic #fattuesday
    Tonight being Fat Tuesday I should probably eat some Cajun or Creole, but being the contrarian that I am this week I decided to go w/ grilling Salmon & some asparagus & cherry tomatoes in a balsamic redux πŸ’₯πŸŽ‰ Happy Mardi Gras, y'all!!! #salmon #grill #homecooking #healthyfood #organic #fattuesday
  • Made some fresh guac & delicious beef tacos for dinner....I know it's the Chinese New Year (Happy New Year!) but I was feelin' Tex Mex this eve πŸŽ‰ #beef #tacos #itswhatsfordinner #homecooking #delicious #texmex #organic
    Made some fresh guac & delicious beef tacos for dinner....I know it's the Chinese New Year (Happy New Year!) but I was feelin' Tex Mex this eve πŸŽ‰ #beef #tacos #itswhatsfordinner #homecooking #delicious #texmex #organic
  • My sweet little set up for this afternoon's gig at ABIA!! #music #airport #abia #austin #texasmusic
    My sweet little set up for this afternoon's gig at ABIA!! #music #airport #abia #austin #texasmusic
  • Tomorrow I'll be unleashing my inner folk singer/songwriter to do this kinda thing at the Austin airport (ABIA) over at Annie's from 1-3pm. If you're flyin' through come say hello!! I don't get to play guitar & sing often, but I sure enjoy doin' it!! πŸŽΆπŸŽΈπŸŽ€πŸŽ‰ #meadowsdailygroove #songwriter #texasmusic #austin #abia #lariveeguitars #singing #originalmusic #indiemusic #bestshecan #folk #acoustic #acousticguitar #music #meadowsmusic #newmusic
    Tomorrow I'll be unleashing my inner folk singer/songwriter to do this kinda thing at the Austin airport (ABIA) over at Annie's from 1-3pm. If you're flyin' through come say hello!! I don't get to play guitar & sing often, but I sure enjoy doin' it!! πŸŽΆπŸŽΈπŸŽ€πŸŽ‰ #meadowsdailygroove #songwriter #texasmusic #austin #abia #lariveeguitars #singing #originalmusic #indiemusic #bestshecan #folk #acoustic #acousticguitar #music #meadowsmusic #newmusic
  • STOKED to announce that we (@swanpercussion) will finally be bringing back the original (since 1972) Fat Congas back to the marketplace VERY SOON!! We purchased Fat Congas a few years ago & it's taken a lot of work going through everything and consulting w/ Rick Buscemi (the original owner/creator) to dial it in just right. We've finally lined up the sources to get the high grade materials to make these as they were originally created & dialed in the manufacturing process here in Texas. We bought the company because we did not want to see them disappear from the market, as we were big fans of their products. At Swan we never made similar style Cajons, because Rick had already created perfection for what he was going for!! Initially we'll be releasing the popular Bajo and String Cajons and we will add to the line from there (Batajons, etc...) We'll do some real studio demos soon, but here's a little iPhone clip of a String Cajon fresh off the assembly line!! #fatcongas #swanpercussion #cajon #playcajon #original #madeintexas #handcrafted #percussion #drums #drummer #comingsoon #drumlife #meadowsdailygroove
    STOKED to announce that we (@swanpercussion) will finally be bringing back the original (since 1972) Fat Congas back to the marketplace VERY SOON!! We purchased Fat Congas a few years ago & it's taken a lot of work going through everything and consulting w/ Rick Buscemi (the original owner/creator) to dial it in just right. We've finally lined up the sources to get the high grade materials to make these as they were originally created & dialed in the manufacturing process here in Texas. We bought the company because we did not want to see them disappear from the market, as we were big fans of their products. At Swan we never made similar style Cajons, because Rick had already created perfection for what he was going for!! Initially we'll be releasing the popular Bajo and String Cajons and we will add to the line from there (Batajons, etc...) We'll do some real studio demos soon, but here's a little iPhone clip of a String Cajon fresh off the assembly line!! #fatcongas #swanpercussion #cajon #playcajon #original #madeintexas #handcrafted #percussion #drums #drummer #comingsoon #drumlife #meadowsdailygroove
  • 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
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