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Burch, Mike (25th January 1966-Present)

He is a drummer, percussionist and singer who has worked with many groups and artists. He has been a guest musician with Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band where he performed drums on the track “USS Zydercosmobile” and also worked with other acts such as Buckwheat Zydeco, Mason Dixon, Ty Herndon, Delbert McClinton, Walter Jr. and Wayne Toups & Zydecajun.

He was a member of River Road from 1989 until they disbanded in 2000 and appeared with them on the chart entering songs “Breathless”, “ I Broke It, I’ll Fix It” and “Nickajack”.  They re-united in 2011 to release an EP.

Albums he can be heard on include on Choo Choo Boogaloo by Buckwheat Zydeco, The Far Side of the World by Jimmy Buffett, Chez Les Cajun by the Cajun All Stars, Last Train to Memphis by Bobby Charles, Road We’re On by Sonny Landreth, Road I’m On ny Nick Myers and the compilations Christmas Gumbo, Evangeline Made: A Tribute to Cajun Music and Louisiana Legends among others.

He can also be heard performing on drums for Sonny Landreth.

Here he is on drums with Sonny Landreth and Lazy Lester in a performance of “Tell Me Pretty Baby”…

Sources:

  1. http://www.pearldrum.com/m_burch.asp
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Road_(band)
  3. http://buffettnews.com/modules.php?name=SongDatabase&file=bandmember&bid=210
  4. http://downloads.walmart.com/swap/
  5. http://www.walterjr.com/word.html
  6. http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Mike%20Burch:1927046115?sort=date
  7. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=11:jvfwxq95ldfe
  8. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:jvfwxq95ldfe~T4