BIOGRAPHY:  Jimmy Mouton (drums) has been touring since the age of 16. Born and raised in the heart of the bayou country, he was molded by the sights and sounds of the great South-Louisiana culture, witness to a talent-rich environment that has produced genre-defining artists like Sonny Landreth, Allen Toussaint, Michael Doucet & BeauSoleil, and Buckwheat Zydeco. Combined with the influence of the Jazz, Second-line and Funk sounds of Creole New Orleans that produced the Meters, Neville Brothers, Dr. John and Professor Longhair, Mouton developed a unique style and approach that would thrust him into the music scene as one of the most versatile and in-demand drummers available. His performance bio presents a who’s-who of amazing musicians spreading across multiple genres of music.


He has approached all musical situations with a style, sound and feel like no other… a result of a fortunate environment of diverse cultures, influences and experience.  But his true passion for drumming lies in the feel and rhythms of Blues, Zydeco and Country music. He has played with some of Country’s best musicians, and working with Georgia-based Country band Against the Grain (House Band – Cowboys in Kennesaw, GA; James David Carter RCA project), found himself on the same bill opening for Gary Allan, Dwight Yoakum, Dierks Bently, Brad Paisley, Joe Nichols, Sara Evans, Tracey Lawrence and more. In the Blues / Southern Rock / Zyedeco arenas, he has played with the likes of Dan Toler, Bruce Waibel, Chaz Trippy and Jon Street (The Gregg Allman Band), Buckweat Zydeco, Rockin' Doopsie, Marcia Ball, Aasnson Funderburg, Wendy Rich and more. The large stage and big show are no stranger to Mouton, nor are the small stage and intimate venue. He continues to perform regularly on stages across the country and remains blessed to share the stage with some of the greatest musians entertaining masses accross the globe.


Mouton proudly endorses Yamaha Drums as an official regional artist representative.  His primary touring kit is the Yamaha Absolute Maple Custom.


(same stage, same time, as in "played together")

  • Wendell Cox
  • Clinton Gregory
  • Wet Willie
  • Jimmy Hall & Deep South
  • Jack Hall
  • Mike Chapman
  • Gene LeSage
  • Rhett Akins
  • Ike Stubblefield
  • Jeff Watkins
  • John "JT" Thomas
  • Doug Derryberry
  • Daryl Huffman
  • Jimmy Ritchey
  • Dangerous Dan Toler
  • Bruce Waibel
  • Wes Hightower
  • Lisa Cochran
  • Jason Mowry
  • Wayne Famous
  • Adam Nitti
  • Shannon Wickline
  • Francine Reed
  • John Street
  • Anson Funderburg
  • Harry Daily
  • C.C. Adcock
  • G.W. Rose
  • Doyle Bramhall
  • Doyle Bramhall Jr
  • Billy “The Kid” Murray
  • Buddy Miles
  • Fabulous Thunderbirds
  • John Sebastian
  • James Peterson
  • Lucky Peterson
  • Schascle
  • Lu Delgatto
  • David Ragsdale
  • Buckwheat Zydeco
  • Anson Funderberg
  • Marcia Ball
  • Rockin' Doopsie
    ... and many more.



  • Rhett Akins
  • The Povertyneck Hillbillies
  • Josh Turner
  • Gary Allan
  • Dwight Yoakum
  • Dierks Bently
  • Brad Paisley
  • Brian Macomas
  • Fabulous Thunderbirds
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Anson Funderberg & The Rockets
  • Little Ed & The Blues Imperials
  • Joe Nichols
  • Sara Evans
  • Tracey Lawrence
  • Buddy Miles
  • John Sebastian
  • Les Sabler
  • Richard Elliot
  • Bonnie Riatt
  • Dash Rip Rock
  • Sonny Landereth

... and many more


Yamaha Drums


Drums:  Yamaha
Series:   Absolute Maple Custom
Finish:  Red Pearl Natural
22" Kick
10" Rack Tom
12" Rack Tom
14" Rack Tom
16" Rack Tom
14" Sonny Emory Signature Snare

Hardware: Yamaha
Pedals: Yamaha DFP-8500C Double-Chain Double-Bass Drum Kick Pedal

Cymbals: Zildjian
Series: A&K
1 ­ 10" A Thin Splash
1 ­ 12" A Splash
1 ­ 13" A Master Sound Hi-Hats
1 ­ 16" A Custom Crash - Light
1 ­ 17" A Custom Crash - Medium
1 ­ 18" A Custom Crash - Medium
1 ­ 18" A Custom China
1 ­ 20" K Custom Ride ­ Medium

Microphones: AKG
Kick Drum: AKG D-112 
Toms: AKG C-418
Snare: AKG C-1000
Overheads: AKG C-1000
Mouton proudly endorses AKG microphones

Hand Tools:
Sticks - Vic Firth ­ American Classic 5-B Wood Tips / Vic Firth ­ AJ6 Jazz
Brushes – Vic Firth, Steve Gadd Model Wire Brushes / Blasticks

Drums / Cymbals: SKB Fiber Travel Cases
Hardware: Enduron Freight Boxes


1993 ­ Present; Atlanta, GA:

  • Across the Wide (Original Classic Country songs with contemporary, modern feel.  Featuring Mark Mundy, Jody Abernathy and Brad Williams);
  • Mike Veal Band (Texas R&B, Blues, Funk, Dance, Pop Variety), Peachtree Station (Country / Rock)
  • Nick Longo and Friends, featuring  Joe Reda, Billy Wilke, Nick Longo (Contemporary Jazz)
  • The Blast Band (Corporate Top 40)
  • Chasing Grace (Contemporary Christian)
  • Against The Grain (Contemporary Country)
  • Wilson Braswell (Southern Rock, Country, Rock, Dance)
  • Cross Point Church (Contemporary Christian)
  • Ten High at the Dark Horse Country Karaoke House Band (Live Band Karaoke - Classic Country)
  • First Baptist Church of Alpharetta Praise & Worship (Contemporary Christian)
  • Spank Williams & The Juniors (funk, R&B, rock, jazz)
  • Borderline (Southern Rock, Country, R&B)
  • Cupa' Jo (Louisiana Zydeco / R&B trio)
  • Above The Grain (Fusion Jazz)
  • James David Carter (Contemporary Country)
  • Andrew Black & The Believers (R&B/Blues)
  • Wild Bills Road Band (Country)
  • Peter Vogl Group (Variety / Rock / R&B / Blues)
  • The Jazz Trio featuring Tom Grose & Tommy Vickory (Traditional Jazz Trio)
  • Livin Large (Variety Rock)
  • Brad Large (rock, dance)
  • Blankety Blank (Rock)
  • Shakin' Snakes (Blues)
  • Kelly Williams Group (Rock)
  •  Uptown Express (Fusion Jazz)
  • Patty Mac & Entice (R&B Pop - Funk)
  •  Thornton-Price (Country)
  • Alan Barnes Trio (Traditional Jazz)
  • La Boucherie Jazz (Traditional Jazz Quartet)
  • Dark Horse featuring Dee Dee Cooley (Country)
  • MCA Recording Artist Billy Murray A.K.A. "Billy the Kid" (Blues)
  • Man on Fire (Progressive Rock)
  • Section 8 (Classic Rock)
  • Banks & Shane (Variety, Country/R&B/Rock)
  • Boogaloo (R&B, Blues, Rock)
  • Brian "Beno" O'Neal (Contemporary Urban Jazz)
  • The "Stars of Music" television show (country variety show)
  • The Barry Richman Band (Classic Rock / Fussion / Blues Trio).

1991 to 1993; Tampa, Florida:

  • Harry Daily (Jimmy Buffett: co-author, Volcano)
  • Telephone Kings (musicians for Gregg Allman Band, including John Street, Bruce Waibel, Chaz Trippy, Dan Toler)
  • G.W.Rose (Guitarist for John Lee Hooker, 1985-90)
  • James Peterson
  • Lucky Peterson
  • Dutch & the Masters
  • Stage jam sessions included Buddy Miles, John Sebastian, Schascle and many others.
  • Completed east-coast national tour with Tampa Bay based R&B act "Wendy and the Soul Shakers"

1989 to 1991; Los Angeles , California :

  • Grove School of Music - Van Nuys, CA. Spent most of my time studying drums, drummers and drumming... growth at it's finest.
  • Michael Fell – House Band, China Club LA
  • Stolen Goods -  a local 5-piece R&B band.

1986 to 1989; Lafayette , Louisiana
"Boogie Chillun" (R&B).  Performances included sharing the stage with acts on the Miller High Life tour in the Southeastern U.S. as well as many other festivals with numerous other Louisiana acts including Buckwheat Zydeco, Wayne Toups, Sonny Landereth and Chubby Carrier. Played with Marcia Ball, Anson Funderberg, Little Ed & The Blues Imperials, Doyle Bramhall II, Rockin' Doopsie, and more.:

University of Southwest Louisiana : 1987
Louisiana State University : 1988
Grove School of Music, Van Nuys , CA : 1989 ­1990 Included instruction from Chuck Silverman, Jeff Porcaro, Emil Richards, Tom Brechtlein and Grahm Leir
A.A. - St. Petersburg Junior College
B.S. - Business Management - National Louis University

Joe Porcaro, Zoro, Chuck Silverman, Bernard Purdie

David Garibaldi, Jeff Porcaro, Bernard Purdie, Zigaboo Modeliste, Richie Hayward, Larrie Londin