Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Producer
Terry Robb: Redefining American Primitivism
Considered one of the top acoustic blues guitarists on the West Coast, Terry Robb is also an inventive and ever-evolving American Primitive master. As an heir to the late, great John Fahey’s musical legacy, Robb is an established icon in a pantheon that includes Robbie Basho, Leo Kottke, Peter Lang, John Renbourn, and Stefan Grossman.
Because American primitivism, a transitional style that ranges between country blues and early 20th century string-band music, is often nuanced by dissonance and minor tunings, it is sometimes considered esoteric and obscure, appealing only to a musically intellectual elite. But Robb has distinguished himself by redefining this complex finger-picking style, using popular and traditional genres to open up and make this approach accessible to the general music-loving public.
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News And Announcements
Sunday, 19 May 2013
ALBERT LEE with SPECIAL GUEST TERRY ROBB at ALBERTA ROSE THEATER - TUES, JULY 16TH
Legendary British country-rock guitarist and Grammy Award-winner, Albert Lee has toured and recorded with Emmylou Harris, Eric Clapton, the Everly Brothers, and even was a member of The Crickets. Emmylou Harris calls Albert Lee "a brilliant guitar player. His sound is unmistakable—often emulated, never equaled." Portland guitarist extraordinaire Terry Robb opens the show.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 8:00 PM, Doors open at 7:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
$25 Advance | $28 at the Door
Friday, 12 April 2013
MASTERS OF GUITAR: TERRY ROBB, PAUL CHASMAN & BROOKS ROBERTSON - MAY 11TH
Master Guitarists from the North West take over the historic Tower Theatre in Bend, OR on Saturday, May 11th.
Featuring genres ranging from Blues, Jazz, Bossanova, Fingerstyle, Folk, Rock, Classical and more. These versatile and equally talented guitarists will entertain local concert goers during an intimate evening of unmatched skill, style, and ability.
Friday, 01 February 2013
NEW ACOUSTIC GUITAR HYMNAL ALBUM - SPRING 2013
Terry is currently working on a new solo acoustic guitar album of Catholic Hymns to be released by Oregon Catholic Press this Spring! Check back for CD release date and performances.
Friday, 02 November 2012
ACOUSTIC GUITAR SUMMIT 18TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERTS & NEW CHRISTMAS CD: "O CHRISTMAS THREE"
Terry Robb, Mark Hanson and Doug Smith of the Acoustic Guitar Summit are pleased to announce the release of a new Christmas CD, "O Christmas Three," which will be available at their upcoming Holiday Concerts - just in the time for the holiday season! Join them for traditional carols, holiday favorities and fingerpicking originals at one (or more) of their concerts in the Portland/Vancouver area and the Gorge. For more information, read the Oregon Music News' concert review and interview with Terry Robb, or The Columbian's recent interview with Doug Smith.
Can't make the concerts? Click here to buy your copy of "O Christmas Three"!
Thursday, 01 November 2012
2012 WINNER OF "TERRY ROBB MUDDY AWARD FOR BEST ACOUSTIC GUITAR"
Congratulations to Alan Hager, recipient of the 2012 "Terry Robb Muddy Award for Best Acoustic Guitar" by the Cascade Blues Association!
Monday, 11 June 2012
MUDDYVISHNU CD RELEASE PARTY AT WATERFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL!!!
PsycheDelta Records is pleased to announce the Official CD Release Party for Muddyvishnu at The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, Friday, July 6 where The Terry Robb Band will perform on the Miller Stage from 3:45 - 4:30pm.
Muddyvishnu will be available for purchase at the merchandise booths and Terry will be available for authographs and CD signings after the performance.
Don't miss this chance to hear songs from Muddyvishnu performed live and help end hunger in Oregon with a donation to the Oregon Food Bank!
Tuesday, 05 June 2012
PUDDLETOWN BLUES BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Puddletown Blues, Vol. 2 is now available from the Cascade Blues Association! Vol. 2 is the long-awaited follow-up album to the Muddy Award and Portland Music Award nominated Puddletown Blues, Vol. 1 released in 2011. Like Vol. 1, Puddletown Blues, Vol. 2 features local Blues artists and was produced by Terry Robb. A proceed of sales will benefit an emergency fund for local musicians. Be sure to show your support of the CBA and local musicians by picking up a copy! For more information and where to purchase Puddletown Blues, Vol. 2, click here.
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
MUDDYVISHNU RELEASE BY PSYCHEDELTA RECORDS
PsycheDelta Records is pleased to announce the release of Terry Robb's much anticipated new album, Muddyvishnu, a high-energy electric and acoustic CD showcasing the Oregon Music Hall of Fame member and multiple Muddy Award winner's powerful guitar playing. Mixing blues to jazz rock, Muddyvishnu is best described as Muddy Waters meets Mahavishnu.
The album includes mostly all orginal instrumentals and features Terry's electic band, including Adam Scramstad, Dave Kahl, and Jeff Minnick, as well as Greg Fisher, Randy Smith, Bobby Torres, Albert Reda, Dennis Carter and the late John Callahan, with cover artwork by Terry's friend and mentor, John Fahey.
Chip Eagle of Blues Revue magazine writes, "[Muddyvishnu] is so complex that you can’t speak of it in such simple terms, but in terms of feel you can be very simple because it feels good. Terry knows how to convey feelings with his tools and through each song he tells a story using each note as a word...Robb is one of the cleanest guitarists with such melodic runs that even when he runs wild, its roots are thick as the redwoods or murky as Muddy’s waters."
"This is an incredible recording by Terry Robb that displays his adeptness behind all things guitar. Muddyvishnu is a mostly instrumental album and explores realms far beyond just the blues. It reaches into the heavens on tracks that sound like they have been lifted directly from the solar system." -- Greg Johnson, President of Cascade Blues Assocation; Read the full article in the the March edition of Blues Notes.
For more about Muddyvishnu, see the following media items:
- Interview of Terry by Vinny Bond Marini on "Music on the Couch" with featured songs from Muddyvishnu - listen to the podcast here
- Two-part interview of Terry in Blues Revue: Part 1 and Part 2
- Oregon Music News video and interview of Terry by Tom D'Antoni
- Review of Muddyvishnu on Delta-Slider
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Wednesday, 11 April 2012
INTERVIEW WITH GREEK BLUES SOCIETY
Michalis Limnios interviewed Terry for the Greek Blues Society, Blues.Gr. Read it here.
Thursday, 03 November 2011
"TERRY ROBB" MUDDY AWARD FOR BEST ACOUSTIC GUITAR!
After winning the Cascade Blues Association's Muddy Award for Best Acoustic Guitar an unprecedented 19 consecutive years, making Terry the only musician to win the award since the category was created in 1992, Terry retired as a competitor in the category of best acoustic guitar, prompting the CBA to rename the Muddy Award in Terry's honor. At the 23rd annual Muddy Awards, Terry had the pleasure of presenting the "Terry Robb Muddy Award for Best Acoustic Guitar" to its first recipient, Mary Flower. Congratulations to Terry and Mary!
Thursday, 04 November 2010
TERRY ROBB RECEIVES 19TH CONSECUTIVE MUDDY AWARD FOR ACOUSTIC GUITAR
Terry received the
Cascade Blue's Association's Muddy Award for Best Acoustic Guitar at the
2010 annual awards ceremony held at the Melody Ballroom.
Terry has been honored with this award since the category of Best
Acoustic Guitar was added to the Muddy Awards in 1992. Congratulations,
Here is a listing of Terry's additional Muddy Awards:
- 2009 - Best Acoustic Guitar
- 2008 - Best Acoustic Guitar
- 2007 - Best Acoustic Guitar
- 2006 - Best Acoustic Guitar
- 2005 - Best New Album (Resting Place), Best Acoustic Guitar
- 2004 - Best Acoustic Guitar
- 2003 - Best Acoustic Guitar
- 2002 - Best Acoustic Guitar
- 2001 - Best Acoustic Guitar
- 2000 - Best Acoustic Guitar, Best Traditioal Act (Terry Robb Trio)
- 1999 - Best Acoustic Guitar
- 1998 - Cascade Blues Association Music Hall of Fame inductee, Best Acoustic Guitar
- 1997 - Best Acoustic Guitar, Best Traditional Act (Terry Robb Trio)
- 1996 - Best Acoustic Guitar
- 1995 - Best Acoustic Guitar
- 1994 - Best Acoustic Guitar
- 1993 - Best Acoustic Guitar
- 1992 - Best Acoustic Guitar
- 1991 - Best Traditional Blues Player
Saturday, 17 October 2009
TERRY ROBB INDUCTED INTO OREGON MUSIC HALL OF FAME
Terry received the honor of being inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHF) at the 3rd annual award ceremony held October 17 at The Roselend. See a featured article about Terry and his OMHF induction in the Portland-based publication Mid-County Memo. Terry is also a member of the Cascade Blues Association's Hall of Fame since 1998. Congratulations, Terry!
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 06:00 PM
The Grant House
1101 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661
No cover charge
Acoustic duo with Albert Reda
Thursday, 23 May 2013 08:00 PM
Friday, 24 May 2013 08:00 PM
221 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR
Special Guest of Ty Curtis Band