Mike Meadows is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter based between Austin,TX and Nashville,TN. He is a Grammy winning vocalist and a Grammy nominated drummer and percussionist. Originally from Atlanta,GA, Mike has been playing music since age three. From Classical & Country to Pop & World Music he's seen it all (and played some of it too). His greatest passion is to create, produce, and perform music in a variety of genres all around the world. He is also a co-designer of C&C Drums Superflyer Kit, co-inventor of The Black Swan Drum, co-founder of Swan Percussion, and has designed a variety of percussion instruments for Swan and other companies. Mike's other passions include hypnosis, mind reading, sleight of hand, and other esoteric 'mystery' arts. Send all inquiries to meadowsdrums@gmail.com

Worked with?

Some artists Mike has recorded and/or toured with include: Willie Nelson, Shawn Colvin, Kris Kristofferson, Hayes Carll, Ben Kweller, the BoDeans, Amber Rubarth, Abra Moore, William Fitzsimmons, Ryan Montbleau, John Fullbright, Sam Baker, Mick Flannery, Mary Gauthier, Oh Pep!, Gina Chavez, Amy Cook, Jenn Grant, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Angel Snow, Chris Smither, Ray Bonneville, Travis Linnville, William Harries Graham, Jon Dee Graham, Ruthie Foster, Sousou & Maher Cissoko, Jesse Dayton, Michael Fracasso, porterdavis, Matt Harlan, Gravity vs Magnetism, Curtis McMurtry, Ellis Paul, The Grahams, Leah Nobel, Eric Bettencourt, Giulia Millanta,Troy Campbell, Shawnee Kilgore, Sahara Smith, Danny Schmidt, Chris Fullerton, James Junius, Leeann Atherton, Julianne Banks, Marcus Brown, Will T. Massey, Roger Sellers (aka Bayonne), Yanka Rupkina, Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds, Garrett Lebeau, Kevin Welch, Dustin Welch, Gurf Morlix, 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, Amy Sue Berlin, Kim Patty, Joe Lee King, The Nasty Clan, Sally Allen, Najeeb Sabour, Joni Bishop, Jason Weems, Mikele Kreitner, Aaron Navarro, Kristin Cifelli, Rana Mansour, 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 & 2017  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!