Bubble Puppy Farewell Show
HISTORY: Bubble Puppy was formed in 1966 in San Antonio, Texas, by Rod Prince and Roy
Cox. With the addition of guitarist Todd Potter and David “Fuzzy” Fore on drums in early 1967,
the original line up of Bubble Puppy was complete. They then moved to Austin, Texas and signed
a recording contract with Houston-based International Artists. In 1968 the band recorded the LP,
“A Gathering of Promises”, still coveted as one of the best psychedelic rock albums of all time.
Bubble Puppy scored a US Top 10 hit in 1969 with their single, “Hot Smoke & Sassafras”. In
addition, the song was at the top of many radio station playlists over the spring & summer of
1969, earning the band an appearance on American Bandstand in April of 1969. In 1970, the
band moved to Los Angeles and changed their name to Demian. The group signed to ABC-
Dunhill Records and released one self-titled album in 1971. The band has toured or played with
Steppenwolf, Canned Heat, Grand Funk Railroad, Jefferson Airplane, and Janis Joplin.
CURRENT: On March 19, 2011, three of the original members of Bubble Puppy reunited for the
first time in 25 years for a performance at The Austin Music Awards. The band also added Mark
Miller (guitar) and Jimmy Umstattd (bass) to the line-up. In April of 2013, Gregg Stegall joined
the line-up taking Todd Potter’s place in the band. In 2019, drummer Randall Maxwell stepped in
to sub for David Fore on drums. David still appears with the band from time to time. Built to play
but one show, Bubble Puppy has now performed over 60 shows since reforming in 2010.