Guitar Player magazine says, "Bugs Henderson should be declared a national treasure." Guitar One calls him, " the world's greatest unknown guitar player." Blues professor Dave Rubin adds, "the best kept secret in Texas, a pastel of original blues and rock." No doubt about it, Bugs Henderson is a bona fide living legend. His fans adore him, his peers applaud him, and Texas blues-rock wouldn't be what it is today with out his influence.
Bug's Blues celebrates the incredibly versatile and amazing chops that make up Henderson's legendary style. Bugs demonstrates his unique style by soloing over different blues and rock grooves, breaking down both his right and left hand techniques, walking you through specific licks note-for-note.
Bugs lays out many of his favorite licks, from country bends and whole tone licks to octave and chromatic moves. He also talks about hybrid picking, explains his use of pedal point licks, demonstrates pedal steel bends and open string tele-style moves and shows how to create open position licks from chord shapes. Along the way, you'll learn about bending, vibrato, dynamics and phrasing, and licks in the style of everyone from Freddie King, Albert Collins and B.B. King to James Burton and Roy Clark.
You'll get an in-depth look at Bugs' rhythm playing as he explains everything from his use of chromatic passing chords and signature turnarounds to how to create parts by thinking like a horn section and how to make fewer notes sound funkier. Bugs shows you how to play rhythm guitar in a power trio as well as a bigger band setting. Bugs also shares wisdom gleaned from thousands of gigs working with hundreds of top players all over the globe.