Mike Buck
  Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Mike Buck has become one of the most influential drummers on the roots music scene.  Known for his solid backbeat, Buck has played all over the world with variety of bands.
  As a teenager, he played around Fort Worth in places such as the Cellar, the Bluebird and the Chicken in a a Basket.  After playing drums with Robert Ealey and the Five Careless Lovers, Johnny Carroll and countless other Fort Worth bands, Buck moved to Austin while in his twenties.
  Teaming up with Keith Ferguson (bass), Jimmie Vaughan (guitar) and  Kim Wilson (vocals and harmonica), Buck joined the Fabulous Thunderbirds playing on the band's first two records "Girls Go Wild" and "What's the Word."  These two albums played an influential role in introducing blues music to more of a widespread audience.
  Shortly after leaving the T-Birds in 1981, the Le Roi Brothers formed.  With  more of a raw, in your face sound, Buck along with guitarists Steve Doerr and Don Leady quickly became the roots rock  band to see.  Now, over 25 years later with a few personnel changes, the Le Roi Brothers continue to bring their unique brand of rock and roll to the stage.
  Along with his regular gigs with the Le Roi Brothers, Buck found time to play and record with other groups as well.  The "Big Guitars From Texas" album paired Buck and Ferguson along with axe slingers Casper Rawls, Denny Freeman and Evan Johns.  This album was nominated for a Grammy.
  Throughout the late 80s and 90s, Buck played with Texas music legend Doug Sahm both in town and around the world.
  In the early 90s Buck and Ted Roddy put together a group called the Naughty Ones which combined Latin, lounge and swing grooves.
Mike Buck at the Continental Club. Photo by Susan Monsees.
Mike Buck behind the wheel of his Studebaker. Photo by Hans Eriksson.
   Some of the other artists Buck has worked with include Lazy Lester, Lightnin' Hopkins, Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Bo Diddley.
  In 2001, Buck and guitarist  Eve Monsees decided to put a band together that would combine blues with 60s rock and roll which led to the formation of the Exiles.
  Buck continues to play regularly at night and work during the day at Antone's Record Shop.
Mike Buck Selected Discography

Big Guitars From Texas "Trash, Twang & Thunder"
Johnny Carroll "Texabilly"
Eve and the Exiles “Blow Your Mind”
Eve Monsees & the Exiles
Fabulous Thunderbirds "Girls Go Wild"
Fabulous Thunderbirds "What's The Word?"
Lazy Lester "All Over You"
Lazy Lester "Blues Stop Knockin'"
LeRoi Brothers "Open All Night"
LeRoi Brothers "Check This Action"
LeRoi Brothers "Forget About The Danger"
LeRoi Brothers "Kings Of The Catnap"
LeRoi Brothers "Viva LeRoi"
Lord High Fixers "The Beginning Of The End...The End Of The Beginning"
Naughty Ones "I Dig Your Voodoo"
Toni Price "Hey"
Toni Price "Low Down And Up"
Toni Price "Swim Away"
Texas Tornados "Best Of..."
Various Artists "Blues Guitar Women"
Various Artists "Turban Renewal- A Tribute To Sam The Sham"
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