Travis Shane Meeks – American musician, as well as the lead singer, guitarist, and a songwriter of the acoustic rock band “Days of the New”.
Meeks was born in Indiana, and that’s just the place where his career starts out. By the age of 8, Travis was already playing guitar and perform some covers, as well as self-wrote songs. From 11 to 15, he went to various rehabilitation centers and a year in special schooling. At the same time, Travis created an experemental rock band “Bad Dreemz”, which included Jesse Vest and Matt Taul. Soon after, he went further and created another band, this time a heavy-metal on called “Dead Reckoning”, and in 1995 after moving to Louisville, the band got recalled to a “Days of the New”.
At the age of 17, Meeks and fellow teenage band members Matt Taul, Todd Whitener and Jesse Vest were signed to a major record label. In to years after “Days of the New” was born, they released their widely successful self-titled Yellow album that included the single, “Touch, Peel and Stand.” The song rose to #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and became the group’s signature piece.
Meeks has standing invitations to perform at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, as well as to front the Boston Pops. Recently, he has begun referring to himself as a maestro due to his self-taught mastery of the acoustic guitar and incorporation of classical sounds into his music