Bugs Henderson/Shufflekings - Guitarbazndrumz
Poor David's Records 1992
Review Published Jan 1, 1999
Artist Spotlite on Bugs Henderson
EB Rating - 5.0
- Take Your Time
- Good Stuff
- That's The Truth
- When A Man Loves a Woman
- The Road
- Rock Me Baby
- C&W Medley
- Encore "Shake Rattle & Roll"
Let me start off with a word to those of you who are already Bugs fans. Gather
$17 and mail your order to Poor David's Pub
today. You will love Guitarbazndrumz.
I have 9 Bugs CDs, most of them highly regarded, and this has easily become my favorite. It's well worth
the extra effort to get a copy.
OK then, now for the rest of you.
Bugs Henderson is not strictly a bluesman or blues-rocker. He does play a lot of blues. He also plays a lot of
rock n' roll, some pop, a little country, ballads, 60's instrumental rock (a la The Ventures),
and whatever else strikes his fancy. I'm not aware of anyone else who records with as much diversity as Bugs
does. He seems equally at ease with all of these styles. In case you haven't yet gotten the point, Bugs
is one hell of a guitar player. Throughtout all these mood swings though,
the inspiration for all this music, the blues, is never
too far removed. I can't think of a dramatic quality to describe his vocals,
but he gets this job done in fine fashion as well.
It's obvious from listening to this CD that Bugs thrives in a live environment. From
beginning to end you can hear Bugs interacting with the crowd, talking, kidding around, and just
having fun with them. He weaves extra enjoyment into the set by sharing little bits of insight
here and there, and frequently encourages (and gets) audience participation. Besides
Guitarbazndrumz being full of good music and great guitar,
it's also tons of fun. This is definitely a "wish I coulda been there" CD. I would love to take
credit for discovering this CD on my own, but the truth is it was recommended by a visitor on the
message board a while back.
As far as I know, the only way to get this CD is directly through
Poor David's Pub in
Dallas TX, where the CD was recorded. As of this writing, they are not set up for internet orders, so
you'll have to contact them to confirm availability & price, and get their postal address. Don't forget to tell
them EB sent you.