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September 5, 2010

Bugsy Maugh

Bassist for Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Former longtime Omaha, Nebraska resident currently living in Rosendale,Missouri, Bugsy Maugh, was inducted into The Missouri Music Hall of Fame at JoeStock 2010 in St. Joseph, MO on September 5, 2010.

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, NE rubbing 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 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'".

One of the finest Bluesmen on bass and vocals, The Missouri Music Hall of Fame is honored to have inducted Bugsy Maugh into The Missouri Music Hall of Fame.

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