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Bugsy Maugh
Hometown - Omaha, Nebraska
Bands
Yard Dog Band
Sen-Say-Shuns, The
Biography
Former longtime Omaha, Nebraska resident currently living in Rosendale,Missouri, Bugsy Maugh, was inducted into The Nebraska Music Hall of Fame at his Annual Paul Butterfield Blues Band "Blues Bust" in St. Joseph, MO on April 8, 2000. He has performed on many occasions in the St. Joseph-Kansas City - Omaha area, as well as throughout the country during his storied career. He has also appeared on numerous occasions throughout Nebraska including Grand Island, Lincoln, Kearney, North Platte, Fremont and Norfolk.

The legendary blues and rock performer spent much of his youth in Omaha, NErubbing shoulders with many great performers. He played with the late Omahan Ron Tuccitto in the mid-60's in The Sen-Say-Shuns, as well as other storied musicians such as Buddy Miles, Stemsie Hunter, Dave Uecker, Mike Sund, Herbie Rich & Billy Rich.

In the late 1960's, he joined The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Many groups throughout the country have lobbied to have The Paul Butterfield Blues Band inducted into The National Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Led by Butterfield on harp - the band included at various times, the late Michael Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop on guitars, Mark Naftalin on keyboards and the late Billy Davenport on drums.

With Maugh on bass and vocals, the band released its most successful album "The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw" in 1967. Maugh also performed on Butterfield's 1968 release "In My Own Dreams" & performed live with Janis Joplin.

After leaving Butterfield's band - he performed and recorded on Todd Rundgren's album "Something-Anything". He then released several solo albums on Dot-ABC Paramount Records - "Bugsy" and "Inside Bugsy" ( as Bugsy Maugh's Blues Band).

Maugh has continued to perform in the St. Joseph-Kansas City area, as well as a regular performer at national blues fests throughout the country.

He has coordinated regular reunion sessions with members of Paul Butterfield's bands, including recent mini-tours with original members Mark Naftalin, Danny Draher and the late Billy Davenport. Playing lead with Maugh in recent years has been Omaha Bluesman, Bob Bordy, best known for his work with "Crackin'".