Byron Metcalf is an award-winning musician and recording artist, shamanic practitioner and ceremonial leader. Byron’s highly successful music business career spans over five decades and covers a wide variety of musical styles and genres. A professional drummer at age 15, Byron has played on several gold and platinum albums (most notably Kenny Rogers’ album “The Gambler”). He has performed at top concert venues including Carnegie Hall, The Greek Theater, The LA Forum, Universal Amphitheater, The Grand Ole Opry, and Wembley Arena (London), as well as headliner showrooms in Las Vegas, Reno, and Lake Tahoe. Byron also performed on The Tonight Show, The Grammy Awards, The American Music Awards, CMA Awards, ACM Awards, Fantasy Island, Hee Haw, Good Ole Nashville Music, and many others.
Starting in 1988, Byron began focusing his musical talents toward the healing arts, creating musical sequences for Holotropic Breathwork workshops, and facilitating men’s workshops and shamanic drumming circles and ceremonies. Since 1997, Byron has been producing solo CD projects and collaborating with other artists including Steve Roach, Mark Seelig, Dashmesh Khalsa, Ron Oates, and several other musical guests. Byron's 1998 solo release “Helpers, Guides & Allies” was rated #4 in Backroads Music's 1998 Best of Year Selections in the World Music category. Byron collaborated with award winning recording artist and sonic innovator Steve Roach on the critically acclaimed 2-disc epic “The Serpent’s Lair” (Projekt Records, 2000). “Not Without Risk” (Dr Bam’s Music, 2001) was Byron's second solo project followed by “Wachuma’s Wave” (Spotted Peccary, 2003), a collaboration with German artist Mark Seelig (with Steve Roach), which was chosen by Backroads Music as the #1 Release of 2003 in all categories.
In 2005, Byron teamed up with Monroe Products to produce a “meta-music” version of Byron’s critically acclaimed “The Shaman’s Heart” (with Steve Roach)."The Shaman’s Heart with Hemi-Sync" won the 2006 Visionary Award for "Best Innerspace/Meditational/Healing CD". Monroe Products also released a meta-music version of “Not Without Risk” (re-sequenced and re-titled as “Spirit Gathering”) in late 2006, and a meta-music version of "Wachuma's Wave" (re-titled as "Deep Time Dreaming") in 2007. More recent albums include “A Warning From the Elders” (Dr Bam’s Music, 2007), “Nada Terma” with Mark Seelig & Steve Roach (Projekt, 2008) “Dream Tracker” with Dashmesh Khalsa & Steve Roach (Dr Bam’s Music, 2010), and “The Shaman’s Heart II” featuring Steve Roach (Projekt, 2011). Newer albums include the collaboration with Steve Roach “Tales From The Ultra Tribe (Projekt, 2012), “Medicine Work” with Rob Thomas of “Inlakesh” (Dr Bam’s Music, 2013), “Intention” with Mark Seelig (Projekt, 2014), “Monuments of Ecstasy” with Steve Roach & Rob Thomas (Projekt, 2015), “Spirit of Healing” with Sandra Ingerman (Sounds True, 2015), “Earth Luminous” with Erik Wollo (Projekt, 2016), and Byron’s current solo release “Shamanic Trance Dance” (Sounds True, 2016).