When I was out west earlier this month, an old running buddy — let’s call him Marv — and I grabbed daughter Elly and revisited one of our early haunts, a little blues joint outside Vancouver, WA known as the Cascade Tavern. That night, we were treated to the musical stylings of Bug Henderson, who had been booked into the Portland Blues Festival that weekend until the promoter pulled the gig on him at the last minute.
Bugs was not a happy man about that cancellation — in fact, he put an awful lot of feeling that night into a song about how hard it is to make a living with his “starvation box” of a guitar. But since he was in town anyway, he ended up at the Cascade. His loss was our gain, because he’s quite a picker.
Here he is playing Dylan’s “Highway 61,” Texas blues style. Enjoy your evening folks.