|Birth name||Buddy Henderson|
October 20, 1943|
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
|Died||March 9, 2012
Jefferson, Texas, US
Buddy Henderson (October 20, 1943 – March 8, 2012), better known as "Bugs" Henderson, was a blues guitarist who was popular in Europe and from the 1970s was based in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, where he was known as a local blues guitar legend. He was born in Palm Springs, California, and spent his early life in Tyler, Texas, where he formed a band called the Sensores at age 16, and later joined Mouse and the Traps. In Dallas-Fort Worth during the early 1970s, he was lead guitarist for the blues/rock band Nitzinger before forming the Shuffle Kings and later a band that was eponymously named.
Henderson played with blues legends such as B. B. King, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters and Stevie Ray Vaughan, also with Rhythm and Blues saxophonist Don Wise and rock guitarist Ted Nugent. He died from complications of liver cancer just four days after a benefit concert in his name. The performers at the 11-hour “Benefit Bugs” event included Ray Wylie Hubbard, Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King, and Mouse & the Traps, the band from early in his career with the hit songs, “A Public Execution” and “Maid of Sugar – Maid of Spice” that featured his guitar solos.
- 1972 - One Foot In History
as The Bugs Henderson Group
- 1978 - At Last-Live
- 1981 - Still Flyin'
as Bugs Henderson
- 1982 - Back Bop! The Unreleased '82 Sessions
- 1993 - Years In The Jungle
- 1995 - Daredevils Of The Red Guitar
with The Stratoblasters
- 1986 - Texan Eagles
as Bugs Henderson & The Shuffle Kings
- 1988 - American Music
- 1992 - Gitarbazndrumz (Live)
- 1995 - That's The Truth(Live)
- 1996 - Four Tens Strike Again
- 1998 - Have Blues...Must Rock
- 2000 - Call Of The Wild (Live at the Meisenfrei)
- 2001 - Adventures Of The Shuffle Kings
- 2004 - Stormy Love
- 2004 - Stormy Love
- 2006 - Electric Snow
- 2008 - Blue Music
with R. Buchanan, F. King, T. Nugent, J. Winter
- 1997 - Legendary Jams 1976-1980
- Heartbroke Again, Blue Flame, BFBL001, 1998
- Philpot, Robert (10 March 2012). "Bugs Henderson, local blues guitar legend, dies at 68". Fort Worth Star Telegram. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
- John Nitzinger
- Claiborne, Casey (9 March 2012). "Local musician remembers East Texan and music legend Bugs Henderson". KETK. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
- Tarradell, Mario (9 March 2012). "Local blues legend Bugs Henderson, 68, dies four days after benefit concert". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
- Christensen, Thor (5 March 2012). "Concert review: Tears and laughter at Bugs Henderson benefit". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 16 March 2012.