Jimmy Boudreau playing drums


Jim is without a doubt one of the preeminent drummers currently active on the Canadian roots music scene.  He is full of creative ideas that benefit each and every session he appears on.

Andrew Galloway
President Electro-Fi Records

"Jim's incomparable blues shuffle and infectious groove will bend your ears the first time you hear him play. An inspiring musician with decades of experience and accolades, I highly recommend any of Jim's recorded performances to any drummer who's serious about playing music for a living!"

Scott Atkins
Artist Relations - Sonor Drums Canada

"Whether it is listening with the ears of an orchestral percussionist or chasing down the complexity of a big band chart, Jimmy has the tools to make it seem completely under control.  Jimmy lays down the law and order every performance requires."

J. Richard Hutt
Record producer / owner Cedartree Recording Studio

"I recall seeing Jimmy play a shuffle in Toronto one night, and I remember at the time thinking this has to be the best left hand shuffle groove I have ever heard! The band was so locked in the groove, and it all came from his left hand. He was smokin’ that night and he's burning these days!"

Dave Rundle
President/Owner - Headhunter Drumsticks

"I was so moved by his groove...he is one of those professionals that when you´ve seen him play once you want to experience it again.  And if you haven´t, I´m telling you, you should."

Benny Greb
International recording/touring artist and clinician

"Oh yeah, I like Jimmy! He can stay in the pocket all night long!"

Mr.Snooky Pryor
Blues legend/ Harmonica player


Check out all of these world-class acts that have hired Jim to perform with them.



Mel Brown

Snooky Pryor

Hubert Sumlin

Bobby Rush

Calvin Cooke

Sam Myers

Shawn Kellerman

Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne

Chicago Pete

Jack DeKyser

Cheryl Lescom

Michael Pickett

Morgan Davis

Maureen Brown

Paul James

Kris St. Louis

Douglas Watson

Eugene Smith

Chuck Jackson

James Anthony

Terry Blersh

The Hot Flames


Paul Redick

Brett Parkin

Alec Fraser

Pete Schmidt

Waterstreet Blues Band

Finis Tasby

Angel Brown

Julian Fauth

Matt Minglewood

Shane Scott

Sherman Robertson

Daniel "Slick" Ballinger

Smokin' Joe Kubek & Benoit King



Chuck Berry

Del Shannon

Spencer Davis

Peter Noone

Kenny Munshaw

Fred Hale

Alex Chilton

Sonny Gerasi

Billy J. Kramer

Mark Lindsay

Mark Lindsay

Errol Blackwood

Gabe Lee

Kiss The Irish

Erin Benjamin

Laura Hutton

The Frigidaires

Madonna Tassi

Gerry Wall




The Western Swing Authority

The Wilkinson's

Jason Mcoy

Aaron Lines

Deric Ruttan

Charlie Major

George Fox

Julian Austin

Diane Chase

Tara Lynn Hart


John Landry

Jamie Warren

Jeff Tanner

Willie Mack

Chris Cummings

Carol McCartney

Ronny Dove

Johnny Lee

Thomas Wade

Judy Vohn

Jake Mathews

Gil Grand

Craig Young

Sean Hogan

Stacey Lee

Barnard + Brohm

J.R. Vautour

Beverley Mahood

Lynn Hansen


Shelley Rastin




Ed Bickert

Rob McConnell

Paul Read

Earl Seymore

Reg Schwager

Kevin Turcotte

Tim Louis

Peter Appleyard

Rhythm & Blues


Ben E. King

Sam Moore

Little Anthony

Shirley Auston

The Chi-Lites

Bobby Freeman

Gary U.S. Bonds

The Drifters

Freda Payne

Sam and Dave

Errol Star

Johhny Thunder



David Foster

The Mamas and the Papas

The Platters

Frankie Ford

Jim Gold

Leslie Gore

Rupert Holmes

Bryan Hyland

Buddy Knox

Chris Montez

Ray Peterson

Tommy Roe

Jack Scott

Speedo and the Cadillacs

Bobby Vee

Dennis Yost

The Chiffons

The Dixie Cups

The Marcels

The Shirelles

The Marvelettes


Don Richols

Ace Cannon

Lou Christie

Bobby Curtola


Frank Leahy

The Guse's

Gary Lewis

Eric Nagler