Mike started playing drums at the age of 6 after hearing John Bonham blasting through his sister’s record player. Mike was hooked from day one, listening to as much funk, rock, and jazz as possible. Mike became active in his local music scene in his teen years, playing with numerous cover bands on the weekends. By his early 20s, Mike had gained experience as a session drummer with local studios and started writing original music. At age 25 he was touring regionally, opening for artist such as Overkill, Step Kings, Boba Flex, Sev, and Supafuzz. Mike has played in a wide range of bands over the years, with a focus on writing original music and developing his distinctive sound. Mike has become proficient in Rock, Country, Funk, R&B gospel, Fusion Jazz, Rockabilly, and Alternative. Mike is currently the drummer / songwriter for Roots Rock trio Caleb Gilbert and the Tarshack Revival.
I’ve followed Mike’s recordings and drum work for quite a while now…The great thing about Mike is his adaptability. If you need pocket solid drumming, he’s as solid as anyone I’ve heard anywhere. He plays with soul and passion and has that “IT” factor you want a drummer to have. Mr. Fields is easy to work with and gives you EXACTLY what YOU want!
Mike Richards: Guitarist and Mandolin player for the award winning group The Chigger Hill Boys and Terri / Session Musician for Daywind Studies, Nashville TN
19" Extreme Crash
17" Extreme Crash
14" Extreme Hi Hat Pair