Travis Laws is a professional drummer from the Dayton, OH area who has been playing drums since he was 2 years old.
By age 7, he was playing in his local church. He also played for his fathers’ southern gospel group “Firstborn” from this time until he was 13. Travis, being self-taught, hit a creative “wall” at age 15 and began taking lessons from the great Dayton, OH drummer Craig Carroll. He taught Travis how to read drum transcription and made him understand “why” he played what he played. Around the same time, Travis was taken under the wing of his uncle and nationally recognized guitar player Randy Miller. Randy hired Travis for his first recording session and in Travis’s words “turned me into a musician”. It was at this point in Travis’s life when he knew in his heart that with hard work, determination, and God’s favor, he would achieve his dream of becoming a professional musician.
Since that time, Travis has had the honor of working on the road with many regional and national acts including Broken Yoke, Jared Mahone, Abi Cook, David Story, Kelsey Skaggs, Champion, Everyday Sunday, Amante Lacey, Polly Mae, The Donnie Reis Band, Shawn McDonald, Kris Allen, Francesca Batestilli, Blanca, Side Walk Prophets, Chloe Lowery and Rocktopia. Beyond live performing, Travis is no stranger to recording and producing in the studio and has recently produced Chloe Lowery’s album “The In Between” releasing Spring 2019.
It is Travis’s goal to not only be the best drummer that he can be, but to also be a positive role model and example to every person he meets. “Making music for me has never been about being famous or becoming rich. I just want to make an impact on the lives of the people I come in contact with. Music will come and go. The impact you leave on someone’s life will stay forever”.
As of 2016, Travis has made Nashville TN his new home where he is pursuing touring and studio work.
Travis is endorsed by Heartbeat Percussion, Snareweight, Innovative Percussion, Barton Drums and 1964 Ears.