Jeff Howe is a Texas born drummer currently performing and recording  with Texas singer/songwriter Max Stalling. Max's latest recording will be released in early spring 2018.  This is a live, un-plugged show from the Mucky Duck in Houston.  Jeff also freelance's with various other Texas music artists.   But Jeff is more than just a drummer.  He is also a songwriter, producer and sought after drum instructor. Step inside and take a look around at the comings and goings of Jeff Howe.  

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New Pages for Website 

Hi Everyone! I've added 2 new pages to my website. The first page is for my new band Steinsultz & Howe. This is in collaboration with my pal Jason Steinsutlz. This project gives Jason and I a great opportunity to perform songs we've written together and separately and to also play with some of our favorite players: Joey Carter, Ruben Salazar and Michael J. Smith. Check out the page and give a listen.

The second page is a digital EPK (Electronic Press Kit). If you're in the biz, you know what this is for!

Steinsultz & Howe CD Out Now! 

A year in the making but worth the wait, The Deep End by Steinsultz and Howe.  Jason Steinsultz and Jeff Howe, rhythm section for the Max Stalling Band, have combined their individual songwriting talents on their debut release. With the help of Producer/guitarist Michael J. Smith and many of their close friends, the duo has produced an album reflecting Jason and Jeff's musical interests into a new yet familiar sound!

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New Max Stalling CD is out! 

The new Max Stalling release, Portmanteau, Live at the Mucky Duck is now out and available online and at select retailers.  The CD was recorded live in Houston at The Mucky Duck in an all acoustic "unplugged" fashion. The drum set used was a unique collection of percussion instruments built around a suitcase used as a bass drum!  Check it out!!

New Max Stalling CD Release 

Max Stalling's new CD, "Portmanteau" will be released on August 10 at his Houston, Tx show at The Mucky Duck. The CD was recorded live at the Mucky Duck in the summer of 2017 and features popular Max Stalling favorites as well as 2 new songs. The disc will be available everywhere.

New Music for 2019! 

Jeff is teaming up with long time Max Stalling bassist Jason Steinsultz on a CD of new music.  The as of yet untitled disc will consist songs written by both Jeff and Jason and include production/guitar duties by Michael Smith.  The pair will be in the studio in December and January with an early spring release.  The CD will feature many prominent Texas musicians contributing their talents.  More info to come!

Jeff Howe is back with Max Stalling! New music in the works! 

Jeff Has returned to the Max Stalling Band playing Honky - Tonks all across Texas and the Southwest. The band has just completed recording a special live, "jug band" record in Houston at the famous Mucky Duck.  Jeff used his "Rattle Trap Drum Set" for the recording.  The set uses a suitcase as a bass drum along with an assortment of percussion instruments giving the music a new twist and different feel.  Be sure to come to a show and say welcome back to Jeff and look for the new CD sometime before Christmas.

Science Shows Drummers Are Fitter and Happier Than Everyone Else 

Science Shows Drummers Are Fitter and Happier Than Everyone Else Image Credit: Getty Images Science Shows Drummers Are Fitter and Happier Than Everyone Else Tom Barnes's avatar image By Tom Barnes April 28, 2015 LIKE MIC ON FACEBOOK: Any drummer knows that strange and wonderful feeling you get after an intense session. "When it's over, you can hang yourself up to dry. To me, that's the most satisfying feeling in the world," Greg Fox, one of the New York music scene's most sought after drummers, told the Washington Post. "That feeling of exerting yourself — it's so vital." But that sensation is more than mere pleasure. Drumming is unlike any other form of musical expression in that it carries profound and scientifically proven health benefits. Several scientific studies have shown that playing drums can provide a measurable impact on stress relief, cardio health and general happiness. Drummers might actually be the fittest and happiest people you know — no other instrument comes close. The body: A host of studies show that drumming can relieve stress, lower blood pressure and strengthen the immune systems of those who play. Extended periods of drumming release endorphins and enkephalins, neurotransmitters that act as natural painkillers and mood enhancers. In short, your body signals to you what your neighbors won't — keep drumming. "This is the 'high' that many drummers feel even hours after playing," Asif Kahn, a board-certified internist and avid drummer, wrote in the publication Modern Drummer. "It translates to reducing our systolic and diastolic pressures and also to reducing or smoothing out our heartbeat." Reducing one's blood pressure can benefit heart health, which can reduce the likelihood of heart attacks, strokes and breakdowns in the immune system. According to Michael Drake, author of several books on the therapeutic value of the drumming, the fact that playing drums requires a great degree physical exertion as well as a deep focus on almost every limb and muscle in the body, encourages more emotional release and stress relief than instruments that only require the mental bandwidth of the hands and fingers. That means guitarists and pianists don't get nearly the same rush. Source: Giphy The immune system: Additionally, neurologist Barry Bittman has found that drumming in group settings can significantly reduce stress and promote white blood cell and natural killer cell activity, which battle virally infected and cancerous cells. It isn't just about physical symptoms, though — drumming even helps you manage your job better. In other studies Bittman found that engaging in group drumming can significantly reduce fatigue, hostility, depression and other burnout symptoms in people working high-stress jobs. SPONSORED Due to a limited amount of experimental controls, it's unclear how many of these benefits can be attributed to the act of drumming itself or to community established in the therapeutic setting. But Bittman still believes drumming plays an integral role in the healing. "An historical review disclosed that drumming as a healing ritual has been used for thousands of years by many civilizations throughout the world," he told Remo's HealthRHYTHMS project. "From a global perspective, our findings simply serve to validate the wisdom of the ancients." Source: The Washington Post/Getty Images The mind: Other studies show that drumming may neurologically induce powerfully positive feelings. In his book The Healing Power of the Drum, psychotherapist Robert Lawrence Friedman shares an interview from Barry Quinn, a clinical psychologist specializing in neurofeedback and stress management. Quinn says drumming can change a person's brainwave patterns by prompting the release of alpha waves, which are associated with a "general feeling of well-being and euphoria." Quinn took a group of highly stressed patients at risk for addiction and sleep deprivation. "The instructions I gave them were to drum a soft slow heartbeat type of rhythm," he told Friedman in the book. "Not everyone followed the instructions. A couple did some emotional expressive drumming ... but I found that 50% of the ones I tested got a normal Alpha wave pattern after thirty minutes of drumming, which means that their Alpha waves doubled." The results were immediate. "I was also impressed by the fact that the Alpha waves occurred in these hypervigilant, high-stressed people after only 20-30 minutes," he said. "It wasn't after five sessions. It was immediately after the first drumming session." That's something that drummers feel every day. Source: YouTube The research about drumming's potential therapeutic effects is still in its infancy, but it points to one truth: Drumming is one of the best things you can do for your mind and body. Most of the research just provides support for the things drummers already feel. That feeling of well-being and relief after playing doesn't change even if you know the names of the neurotransmitters behind it. But all this science may just add one more layer to the old adage that a band is only as good as its drummer. It may be that a band is only as intelligent, happy and healthy as its drummer, too.

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Jeff and Jason Drum Battle in Alice, TX

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