I didn't know of Bugs til the mid 90s.First time I saw him play,he played til three am.leaving us wanting more.I saw him a few more times,and he even signed a copy of my favorite cd."Thats the Truth".He will be deeply missed!
I am so Sad / Lawrs Van (Big Fan )
Whenever he'd come up to the NW I'd make him him shake my left hand to get some good voodoo! He was always so nice (& funny) & willing to talk to me. I rem first hearing him on a radio interview & then chasing down every CD he ever made. Damn I miss already. So much. He got me playing again & at age 60 I will think of him everytime I play. Close
Blues Alive / Carlene Hunt-Perryman (Friend and Fan )
I remember your live album At Last with great fondness. Your structure was always perfect and the vibe full of feeling. You have earned your place in the Pantheon of Texas musicians who will never be forgotten. Thanks for the good times and memories and for being part of our lives. May Unequah look upon you in a good way and may you have a good journey through the Spirit World. Close
St. Louis is missing you / Carl Elsea (Fan)Read >>
St. Louis is missing you / Carl Elsea (Fan)
I have been a fan for many many years, the best of times at Off Broadway, he was a humble master of blues rock...best guitarist of all time. My condolences to his family, St. Louis is crying tonight. Close
I listened to Bugs from the Nitzinger days to last last time he played Gruene Hall. He rocked my world and he had sweet famly. I loved to go Gruene to see him, Patty and Zoey working and playing around what a hoot. He will always be in my heart and him and the family in my prayers.
On the big stage / Michael Eckeberger (Friend & fellow musician ) My condolences to all who were fortunate enough to call him a friend! Last night I got some old pictures out from the time we went to Atlanta w/ Freddie King to play Alex Cooleys' Electric Ballroom. (almost 40 years ago) Just brings back some great memories! That is where Ted Nugent jammed w/ the band using Stevie Davis's guitar and rig. What a trip!!!!! I can only imagine who he is playing with on the "big stage" now!! You will be missed!! Rock on...................Close
Goodbye chum / Graeme (fan)
Heaven will be rocking now !!! Close
I'm so sad today ... / Peter (the shuffleking fan )Read >>
I'm so sad today ... / Peter (the shuffleking fan )
R.I.P. Bugs !
I will never forget the show on Oktober 14th 1994 as I saw you first time here in Europe / Austria. After 10 minutes, all the people in that small club were dancin' on the tables. I never saw this before. It's a sad day for all the blues guitar luvers ... I'm so sad.
RIP/ John Wineinger (Fan)
Man...God may the Good Man Rest in Peace!
A sad day indeed...... Close
BUGS AND FANNIE ANN'S / KARAN WRIGHT (Friend and BIG Fan )Read >>
BUGS AND FANNIE ANN'S / KARAN WRIGHT (Friend and BIG Fan )
BUGS PLAYED AT OUR CLUB, FANNIE ANN'S (MY FATHER DICK WRIGHT) IN DALLAS, MANY A NIGHTS WITH HIS BAND AND LYNN GROOM, AT THE TIME. I REMEMBER SETTING THINGS UP AND COULDN'T WAIT FOR HIM TO COME UP ON STAGE. IT WAS WONDERFUL BEING THERE, AND WATCHING THEM FROM AFAR. WHAT A GREAT AND FUNNY MAN BUGS WAS. AND A WONDERFUL MUSICIAN! BUGS ALWAYS LISTENED AND TREATED US LIKE FAMILY AND NEVER WAS TOO BUSY TO STOP, LISTEN AND TALK AND TELL MANY STORIES! HE WAS THERE FOR MY FATHER (DICK WRIGHT) WHILE DAD WAS FIGHTING CANCER AND WAS REALLY NEAT WATCHING THE SMILE ON DADDY'S FACE AND HIS EYES LIGHT UP WHEN BUGS WOULD SEND HIM THINGS AND BEST WISHES. GOING TO REALLY MISS YOU BUDDY, BUT I KNOW YOU'RE ROCKIN' THE HOUSE UP IN HEAVEN NOW. I PRAY FOR PEACE AND COMFORT TO HIS WIFE, CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN. WE WILL ALL SEE YOU SOON BUDDY! R.I.P. I LOVE YOU, KARAN WRIGHT Close
A cold, cold feeling... / Giovanni Robino (Promoter & Fan )Read >>
A cold, cold feeling... / Giovanni Robino (Promoter & Fan )
I was so sad to hear from my friend Ray about Bugs!
Man...it was and honour to have met you even if just one time and also a privilege to have talked with you about blues and bluesmen, sitting by your side, during the meal before you rocked the house on this stage. Keep on rocking ,man! R.I.P. Close
St Louis Fan / Todd Finn (Fan)
Long time fan greatful to have had the opportunity to see Bugs so many times in St Louis. RIP to a truely passionate and humble musician. Close
You will be deeply missed..... / Ray Bodenstein (European artist agent )Read >>
You will be deeply missed..... / Ray Bodenstein (European artist agent )
I will miss you deep from my heart bugs and i´m glad i had at least the opportunity to work with you for a while. keep it rockin´bugs - whereever this will be now. R.I.P.
I was a fan from the first time I saw him. / Jim Saylors (Ardent Fan )Read >>
I was a fan from the first time I saw him. / Jim Saylors (Ardent Fan )
God Speed Bugs. I still have the original cassette of the first Bugs Henderson album I bought. I remember seeing Janie Fricke come out of the audience one night and sing "She Thinks I Still Care" with Bugs. Pretty cool. Thinking I might just get that cassette out today and listen to it. Close
Say it ain't so. / Buddy Whittington (worshipper/erstwhile student )Read >>
Say it ain't so. / Buddy Whittington (worshipper/erstwhile student )
My co-conspirator in guitar Mouse Mayes (not Ronnie Weiss, that other Mouse) hit the nail straight on the head tonight at the gig when he looked at me and said, 'It's the end of an era.' And it truly is. I don't know a guitar enthusiast from anywhere in Texas (or anywhere else for that matter) that wasn't influnced by Mr Bugs Henderson. I have listened to Bugs and John Nitzinger around Ft Worth and Dallas since I could sneak in a nightclub (I just missed the Cellar, it was gone by the time I turned 16 in '72) and I just can't imagine what the world of the electric guitar will be like without Bugs in it. He always made me feel good about myself as a player, and was the funniest guy ever to talk to. I love you Bugs, THANKS for all the times you either let me come up and play a tune with you, or you stopped by one of our gigs unannounced and thrilled us all to death by sittin' in. May God Bless and keep Patty and all the family until we meet again.
Church and School / Dave Hobbs (fan/musician)
i had the great honor of opening for Bugs years ago in Abilene. That was the first time i saw him. My bass player told me watching him was like "going to church and school all at the same time". He couldn't have been here more right. Since then I've seen and spoke with him many times and if he didnt remember who i was i didn't know it. He was such a humble man and maybe the greatest musician i've ever seen. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family in their time of need. A more gentle soul i have never met and i feel blessed to have been on the same stage. Bless you Bugs and thank you for giving a young guitarist something to strive for. RIP Close