Premiere: Austin Meade – “Growing Pains”

Austin Meade is a young cat that we’ve been excited about for a quite a while. A millennial with a 70’s soul, Meade’s songwriting skills are beyond his years. His guitar prowess adds some vintage rock ‘n’ roll edge that contrasts his smooth melodies that are easy on the ears. We’ve featured Meade on 20 Questions and he’s played River Jam several years running, including last year’s Saturday night full band performance at the River Road Ice House.

Austin Meade’s latest album, “Waves” hits the streets on March 1st.  As the title suggests, Meade looks at life through a surfer’s eyes, riding the crests while enduring the troughs.  Sometimes you reminisce on the epic rides with exuberance; sometimes you lick your wounds and learn from the wipe outs.

We’re fortunate to give you a sneak peek by premiering the track “Growing Pains” here at Galleywinter. Meade’s upbeat but mellow delivery is backed by a groovy drumbeat that gets your head nodding from the get-go. It’s an open the sunroof type of tune that will turn your spirits after a challenging day.

Meade told us:

“’Growing Pains’ was one of the first songs that I put together for this album ‘Waves’. I was at a crossroads in life… deciding whether to keep pushing forward, or dropping my goals to please someone else. It’s a hard thing to realize that someone or something you love just isn’t right for you. But after making the decision to go for what I wanted, I became much happier. It felt like the universe was lining things up in perfect order for me. Every now and then I’ll hit a wave of bad luck, but then it turns back around. ‘Growing Pains’ is that voice in the back of my head every now and then that reminds me of how things used to be.”

We dig it so much that we’re giving away an Austin Meade autographed vinyl of “Waves.” Leave a comment below and we’ll pick a winner.


Cody Starr

Staff writer and resident website mechanic. Raised in DFW, but recently left the big city for quieter, small(er) town life. Family guy, Aggie, software developer, Ticket's Own. I occasionally write for The Dallas Observer, my editor there probably hates me.

21 thoughts on “Premiere: Austin Meade – “Growing Pains”

  • February 13, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Great song! Gonna be a hit!!

  • February 13, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Gig ‘Em!

  • February 13, 2019 at 12:01 pm


  • February 13, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Great song

  • February 13, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    I like Austin’s Satan & St Paul better than Fullbright’s original. Great job.

  • February 13, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Gonna have to dive deeper into his stuff!

  • February 13, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Really like the song!

  • February 13, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Really like this. Cant wait for the full album.

  • February 13, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Good stuff, like his music a lot

  • February 13, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    I will literally buy a record player if I win this!

  • February 13, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Dig the song, can’t wait to hear the rest

  • February 13, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Austin never disappoints! As groovy as you can get! <3

  • February 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Sounds like Fergie and Jesus….but in a rock band.

  • February 13, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Misplaced Texan here. Send some of the awesome Galleywinter up to RVA. Pumped for this release

  • February 13, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Can’t wait for this album. Saw Austin at an early set at Medicine Stone last year for the first time and loved it. John Fulbright was in the audience and he brought him up to do Satan and St. Paul with him. It was very cool.

  • February 13, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Miss having him play at local beer joint. Great music, good grooves, and the one artist missing from my vinyl collection….

  • February 13, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    I first found Austin’s music at medicine stone 2018 and was blown away by him! Looking forward to his new album!

  • February 14, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Been following Austin and the guys for a while. Love their vibe and music!!

  • February 14, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    One of my favorite young artists. He’s gonna be big. Would love this.

  • February 15, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Love this guy. Can’t wait for some
    New music.

  • February 17, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Austin Meade RULES

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