Bugs Henderson & The Shuffle Kings

Genres: Blues
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s


1944, Palm Springs, California, USA. A guitarist who has enjoyed cult status for more than a decade, Henderson grew up in Tyler, Texas, close to the Louisiana border. By the early 60s, he was recording sessions at the town’s Robin Hood Studios, where later, ZZ Top recorded their early albums. In 1964, he was in a local garage band, the Sensors, when he met Ronnie Weiss with whom he formed Mouse And The Traps, a folk rock band that eventually relocated to Dallas and had a minor hit with ‘A Public Execution’. In 1971, he returned to Tyler and played in a country band until he was contacted by John Nitzinger, who was recording for Capitol Records and needed a guitarist. Despite touring with Leon Russell, B.B. King and the Allman Brothers Band, Henderson left in 1974 to form his own trio with Bobby Chitwood and Ron Thompson. With the Shuffle Kings, he has kept the trio formula for most of the succeeding 20 years, occasionally augmenting the line-up...

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