Cleve Warren

Cleve Warren has been a continually working and respected local and regional drummer for the last 45 years. His journey has produced a musician stylistically versatile, and of great depth. He is a music historian with extensive knowledge of musical artists in live and recorded events. Cleve has played in forty states, and five countries, and has been in over fifty-seven bands. He has a B.A. from O.C.U. in History, and is a member of the Creek Nation. Cleve is in the Kansas Music Hall of Fame. In 1996, the band he founded and led, Smilin’ Vic and the Soul Monkeys, won First Place at The International Blues Talent Competition in Memphis, Tennessee, sponsored by The International Blues Foundation. Cleve has innumerable music friends across the country, and has led eleven drum clinics with some of the best known drummers in the business. His is a contributing writer for Modern Drummer Magazine, and teaches at the Academy of Contemporary Music, University of Central Oklahoma. HIs newest band is The Mojo Men.

Bands Cleve Warren has opened for and musicians he has played with:

Kenny Rodgers and the First Edition; Delbert McClinton; Archie Bell and the Drells; Lonnie Mack; Jerry Jeff Walker; Marcia Ball; Barbara Fairchild; Lou Ann Barton; Billy Joe Shavers ; James Cotton; Becky Hobbs; Fabulous Thunderbirds; Tommy Jennings; Etta James; George Jones;
Bonnie Raitt; Ray Price; Maria Muldaur; Garth Brooks; Charles Brown; Riders in the Sky; Taj Mahal; Gene Autry; Jimmy Thackery; Danny Cooksey; Johnny Copeland; Three Dog Night; Luther Allison; Huey Lewis and the News; Ruth Brown; George Strait; Ann Peebles; Asleep at the Wheel;
Susan Tedeschi; Lacy Jay Dalton; James Cotton; Doc Severensen; Memphis Horns; Gene Watson; Lou Rawls; Chubby Checker; Edgar Winter;
Pete Fountain; Gary P. Nunn; Tejanas Dames; W. C. Clark; Dwight Yoakum; David Halley; Butch Hancock; B. W. Stevenson; Townes VanZandt;
Jimmy Dale Gilmore; Junior Brown; Tex Thomas; Michael Martin Murphy; Steve Earle; Janie Fricke; Jessee Ed Davis