Basic Background Info

Birth: Unknown
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Band: Better Than Ezra, Sugarland
Genres: Alternative Rock, Post-Grunge, Pop/Rock, Country, Country-Pop
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician


It is not surprising that Travis Aaron McNabb became a musician; his father and his grandfather both played professionally. However, they both played the guitar, and Travis McNabb immediately gravitated to the drums: he liked the way they felt and the way they made his grandmother dance. Nonetheless, Travis McNabb's father taught him to play guitar and his mother taught him the piano as a young boy.

But by the time he was fifteen, Travis McNabb saved enough money to buy a drum kit - minus the cymbals. Knowing better than to purchase cheap cymbals, his parents bought Travis a single Zildjian A crash/ride for his birthday.

Best known for his work as the drummer for Better Than Ezra, Travis McNabb has also toured and recorded with bands like Seven Simons, The Indigo Girls, Beyonce, Little Big Town, Shawn Mullens, Billy Pilgrim, The Beggars, The Wipers and Sugarland.

Travis McNabb continues to drum for Better Than Ezra and Sugarland; he also works as a session drummer when he can find the time.


Album Year Album Name Album Band
1991 Fact and Fiction Kristen Hall
1992 Better Days Shawn Mullins
1992 Killing Floor Vigilantes of Love
1994 Big Blue Sky Shawn Mullins
1994 Billy Pilgrim Billy Pilgrim
1994 Strong Hand of Love: A Tribute to Mark Heard Various Artists
1994 Welcome to Struggleville Vigilantes of Love
1995 Beggars Beggars
1995 For You Not Them Michelle Malone
1995 Words Like Numbers Andrew Hyra
1996 Curious Jan Krist
1996 Friction, Baby Better Than Ezra
1996 V.O.L. Vigilantes of Love
1997 Demolotion Umajets
1997 Killing Floor [Bonus Tracks] Vigilantes of Love
1998 How Does Your Garden Grow? Better Than Ezra
1998 Soul's Core Shawn Mullins
1999 First Ten Years Shawn Mullins
1999 Soul's Core [Bonus Track] Shawn Mullins
2001 Closer Better Than Ezra
2003 Tigers Above Tigers Below Ellis
2004 Live at the House of Blues New Orleans Better Than Ezra
2005 Before the Robots Better Than Ezra
2005 Greatest Hits Better Than Ezra
2007 Driving Blind Jim Clifford
2007 A Place to Land Little Big Town
2008 Promise Land Dar Williams
2008 Love on the Inside


2008 Alice in No-Man's Land Andi Perkins
2009 The Rebirth of Venus Ben Lee
2009 Sound the Alarm Howie Day
2009 Plays Paper Empire Better Than Ezra
2009 Live on the Inside Sugarland
2009 Gold and Green Suagrland


  • Travis's zodiac sign is scorpio.
  • Scorpios are often passionate, imaginative, persevering, and confident.

Instruments of Choice



Drums: Ludwig
Cymbals: Zildjian
Hardware: Drum Workshop
Heads: Remo
Percussion: Latin Percussion, Gauger Percussion 
Sticks: Pro-Mark

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