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!

 
  • ...and here's a #latergram of me right before our Sunday set w/ @jenngrantmusic  at the @calgaryfolkfestival gettin' ready to rawk my @ccdrumco #superflyer prototype, that treated me oh so well on this tour!! 📷- Butch Norton #candcdrums #calgaryfolkfest #jenngranttour #drumbros #drumlife #tourlife
    ...and here's a #latergram of me right before our Sunday set w/ @jenngrantmusic at the @calgaryfolkfestival gettin' ready to rawk my @ccdrumco #superflyer prototype, that treated me oh so well on this tour!! 📷- Butch Norton #candcdrums #calgaryfolkfest #jenngranttour #drumbros #drumlife #tourlife
  • Here's a #latergram from Sunday night at @calgaryfolkfestival of another one of my favorite drum homies, Mr. Jamie Dick, crushin' it w/ Rhiannon Giddens!! #calgaryfolkfest #drumlife #drumbros #tourlife
    Here's a #latergram from Sunday night at @calgaryfolkfestival of another one of my favorite drum homies, Mr. Jamie Dick, crushin' it w/ Rhiannon Giddens!! #calgaryfolkfest #drumlife #drumbros #tourlife
  • My favorite part of playin' festivals is catchin' up with friends that I only get to see a few times a year. Here's a pic of one such friend that always puts a smile on my face & teaches me somethin' new! The inimitable Butch Norton!! #drumlife #drumbros #tourlife
    My favorite part of playin' festivals is catchin' up with friends that I only get to see a few times a year. Here's a pic of one such friend that always puts a smile on my face & teaches me somethin' new! The inimitable Butch Norton!! #drumlife #drumbros #tourlife
  • Fun times at the Calgary Folk Fest w/ @jenngrantmusic & Aqua Alta!! #tourlife #jenngranttour #aquaalta #calgaryfolkfest #calgary #drumlife #candcdrums #superflyer #teamremo
    Fun times at the Calgary Folk Fest w/ @jenngrantmusic & Aqua Alta!! #tourlife #jenngranttour #aquaalta #calgaryfolkfest #calgary #drumlife #candcdrums #superflyer #teamremo
  • Pullin' double duty in Calgary this weekend w/ both @aquaaltamusic & @jenngrantmusic....just had a solid Aqua Alta hang to get the musics happenin'!! Gonna be fuuuuuun!! #calgaryfolkfest #jenngranttour #aquaalta #music #tourlife #regram
    Pullin' double duty in Calgary this weekend w/ both @aquaaltamusic & @jenngrantmusic....just had a solid Aqua Alta hang to get the musics happenin'!! Gonna be fuuuuuun!! #calgaryfolkfest #jenngranttour #aquaalta #music #tourlife #regram
  • We were graciously invited to have our morning coffee on set of @heartland_on_cbc & check out a taping. They use @jenngrantmusic 's song 'Dreamer' as the theme song. It's the longest running 1hr drama on Canadian TV & the #1 show on CBC. Fun times!! 🎉
#jenngranttour #tourlife #cbc #heartland #dreamer #calgary #calgaryfolkfest
    We were graciously invited to have our morning coffee on set of @heartland_on_cbc & check out a taping. They use @jenngrantmusic 's song 'Dreamer' as the theme song. It's the longest running 1hr drama on Canadian TV & the #1 show on CBC. Fun times!! 🎉 #jenngranttour #tourlife #cbc #heartland #dreamer #calgary #calgaryfolkfest
  • Pre- 'tweener' photo-ops w/ @jenngrantmusic & @danielledwell at #calgaryfolkfest .....Stoked to be here all weekend!! #jenngranttour #tourlife #canada
    Pre- 'tweener' photo-ops w/ @jenngrantmusic & @danielledwell at #calgaryfolkfest .....Stoked to be here all weekend!! #jenngranttour #tourlife #canada
  • I call this masterpiece 'Trees in time lapse mode' #nature #trees #canada #tourlife #jenngranttour
    I call this masterpiece 'Trees in time lapse mode' #nature #trees #canada #tourlife #jenngranttour
  • Mountains! #nofilter #tourlife #jenngranttour
    Mountains! #nofilter #tourlife #jenngranttour
  • Lunch in Canmore was sooooo goooood!!!
#tourlife #jenngranttour #roadfood #canmore #canada
    Lunch in Canmore was sooooo goooood!!! #tourlife #jenngranttour #roadfood #canmore #canada
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