Lyle Mays


Birthday November 27, 1953

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Wisconsin

DEATH DATE Feb 10, 2020 (66)

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Longtime collaborator with guitarist Pat Metheny who was responsible for most of Metheny's music.

Before Fame

He composed an album for the North Texas State University Lab Band, the first college band nominated for a Grammy.


His creativity with sounds, especially on the synthesizer, was a major part of Pat Metheny's success and led to the Pat Metheny Group being awarded several Grammys.

Family Life

His family was residing in Wausaukee, Wisconsin, when he was born.

Associated With

He composed music for the audio children's book Tale of Peter Rabbit, which was narrated by Meryl Streep.