Derek Mixon is a drummer known primarily for his years of recording and touring with Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton. Originally from Louisiana, Derek grew up in a melting pot of musical styles which led him to develop a unique, organic drumming style deeply rooted in American music. Since 2001 he has lived in Nashville, TN and stayed busy as an in-demand studio and touring drummer. In addition to his work with Chris Stapleton since 2013, Derek has performed or recorded with Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, Dwight Yoakam, Steve Wariner, Shelby Lynne, Rodney Crowell, Hayes Carll, Sturgill Simpson, Sam Lewis, Maren Morris, Marty Stuart, and many others. He is a three-time ACM Drummer Of The Year nominee and endorses Ludwig drums and percussion, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks, Remo drumheads, and Golden Age Supply Company.
I find inspiration in music, art, books, food, sports, and nature.
Be on time, be nice, and play the right notes.
I enjoy the combination of a 22" K Light Ride and 18” A Medium Crash in the studio.
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