Monday, February 20, 2012

Guitar Stars Come Together In Support Of Texas Blues Guitar Legend Bugs Henderson

Benefit Bugs, a special musical event and auction in honor of Bugs Henderson, will be held at the Palladium Ballroom, 1135 South Lamar Street in Dallas, Sunday, March 4, with doors opening at 1:00 p.m. Several friends and guitar legends, including Andy Timmons,Van Wilks, Lance Lopez, David Grissom, Paul Reed Smith and others have announced they will be playing together at Benefit Bugs to help Texas guitar legend, Bugs Henderson with his medical expenses and his fight against cancer. Tickets, priced from $25-$75, are now on sale at, or charge by phone at 888-929-7849.

Bugs Henderson has been a Dallas-area blues music institution since moving there from Tyler, TX. He came to Dallas in order to join the scene of a bar called The Cellar in the early 1970s. From there he moved on to playing theatres and arenas, opening and playing with guitar icons including B.B. King, Freddie King, Ted Nugent, Johnny Winter, Roy Buchanan and Eric Clapton.

Many of the best blues guitarists, including Clapton and King would go see Henderson play as they viewed him as one of the best.

Guitar Player Magazine stated, "Bugs Henderson should be declared a national treasure."

All Music Guide says of Henderson's 1994 release 'Daredevils Of The Red Guitar', "This is the stuff guitar heroes are made of".

A partial list of the musicians who have signed up to play at Benefit Bugs follows:

1.The Forever Fabulous Chicken Hawks
2. Marc Benno
3. Ray Wylie Hubbard
4. Jimmy Wallace & The Stratoblasters
5. Smokin Joe Kubek
6.  Johnny Hiland
7. Jr and The Journeyman featuring Kirby Kelly
8. Dave Millsap
9. Bill Ham
10. Rhett Butler
11. Paul Reed Smith
12. David Grissom
13. Quinten Hope
14. Anson Funderburgh
15. Maylee Thomas
16. Lance Lopez
17. Mouse and The Traps
18. Brady Mosher
19. Van Wilks
20. Danny Sanchez
21. Andy Timmons
22. Bo and Jim Frontal Lobotomy Boogie Band
23. Jamie Oldecker
24. Nitzinger
25. Mike Morgan
26. Mike Rhyner
27. Jason Elmore

Those who would like to make a donation may do so by going to PayPal and enter email address

Bugs Henderson with Freddie King  "Boogie On Down"

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