He has performed on many occasions in the
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 performers now
inducted into the Nebraska Music Hall of Fame. 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
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'".
One of the finest Bluesmen on bass and vocals, The Nebraska
Music Hall of
Fame is honored to have inducted Bugsy Maugh
into The Hall of Fame.