Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Producer

Terry Robb has long been considered one of the top acoustic blues guitarists. His dynamic fingerpicking style and ability to sound like a hard, yet sophisticated, band all within a solo performance have amazed audiences worldwide and earned him international acclaim. His ensemble playing showcases sheets of sound with lightning-fast soloing of adventurist improvisation.

From absorbing music from the great Mississippi Delta, ragtime and country artists, from swing to free jazz, Terry’s foundation is the blues but his influences and music are diverse, always possessing a personal feel unto himself: Roots with a contemporary edge, looking forward.  » Full Bio

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Terry Robb Acoustic Duo with Albert Reda

Every Thursday 8-11

Halibuts II Cocktails & Blues

2525 NE Alberta Street, Portland OR

                                            


News And Announcements

Saturday, 01 November 2014
SOLO ACOUSTIC AND DUO SHOW WITH ADAM SCRAMSTAD - NOV 14TH






Tuesday, 07 October 2014
FOUR GREAT SHOWS WITH BLUES PIANIST DAVID VEST


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9TH - THE DALLES
Considered "one of the best pianists of his generation", David Vest is well known in the Pacific Northwest from his days of fame in the Paul deLay Band and numerous performances at the Waterfront Blues Festival. Now residing in Victoria, BC, his new album "Roadhouse Revelation" has been topping the blues charts in Canada and taking him across the country for a national tour.If you're in the Columbia Gorge area, you will not want to miss Piano Night at the Dalles Civic Auditorium starring David Vest with Special Guest Terry Robb - a benefit concert for the Dalles Civic Auditorium and special evening to honor Jill Minnick and other local piano teachers.

Tickets are $12 in advance, available at Klindit's Bookseller, Columbia Music and Y102, and $15 at the door. 
www.davidvest.ca




FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10TH - PORTLAND
The Terry Robb Trio returns to Vie de Boheme with very special guest and consummate piano bluesman, David Vest!

This special evening of rockin', swingin', soulful blues is a rare opportunity to hear Terry Robb and David Vest together live - sure to be an unforgettable evening - and will be the only Portland performance for David in his NW circuit.

Backed by the incomparable rhythm section of Dennis Carter on drums and Albert Reda on bass, this will be a night of smokin' hot Boogie Woogie and Delta blues for you to dance to all night long. You will not want to miss this show! Tickets available at the door: $12/ $10 CBA members.






SATURDAY, OCT 11TH - EUGENE: 2 SHOWS!!

Well-known to blues afficianados for his long tenure with the late, great harmonica player Paul DeLay, pianist David Vest reveals in this concert his deep affection for Jazz in a concert with award-winning blues guitarist Terry Robb and jazz bassist extraordinaire, Dave Captein at Eugene's premier jazz venue, The Jazz Station.

From the first blues song ever published, to the wildest boogie-woogie, to the most advanced modern jazz, David Vest and his trio explore the connections in an extraordinary show, combining theatre, juke joint, jazz club and concert hall to create an unforgettable experience. David’s stories make the music come alive.

There’s a  line that runs from the most primitive blues and boogie woogie piano music to avant-garde players such as Thelonious Monk and Sun Ra. Vest plays it all with authority.

“A world-class entertainer,”  –  Victoria Jazz Society.

Vest Plays Monk, with detours into W. C. Handy, Sun Ra, and the stride/boogie woogie legends who influenced them all.

Plus Vest’s own compositions, including “Monklite in Vermouth” and “Thelonious Assault.”

The Jazz Station
Two Shows!

7:30 pm $12/ $10 members
9:30 pm $10/ $8 members

Advance Tickets Online!



Sunday, 14 September 2014
YUKON TOUR WITH BARBARA CHAMBERLIN AS "QUEENIE AND THE B'S"

Terry Robb returns to the Yukon for a 2 week tour with Barbara Chamberlin to promote her new album, Boomerang Girl produced by and featuring Robb on guitar.

"Exactly five years after releasing her third album, Of Ice and Men, Whitehorse singer Barbara Chamberlin is about to launch a new one titled Boomerang Girl, under the nom de guerre of Queenie and the B’s.... “It’s all blues kind of stuff. Blues is such a great base to draw from, because it’s just so solid,” she says.

For the new album, released as Queenie and the B’s, Chamberlin recruited multi-award-winning Vancouver bluesman Terry Robb as her guitarist and producer. Other musicians include bassist John Pounds and drummer Brian Foxworth, both from Portland, Oregon.

Robb will accompany Chamberlin on a community mini-tour, with performances in Mayo (September 17) and Dawson (September 18), followed by house concerts in Crestview (September 19), Marsh Lake (September 20), Haines Junction (September 24), Riverdale (September 26), ending at the Globe Theatre in Atlin (September 27). He will also be on hand for the CD release concert at the Old Fire Hall in Whitehorse on Thursday, September 25, at 8:00 p.m., along with local musicians Paul Stephens on bass, Marc Paradis on drums and Pam Phillips on back-up vocals."  - Ken Bolton, What's Up Yukon

For the new album, released as Queenie and the B’s, Chamberlin recruited multi-award-winning Vancouver bluesman Terry Robb as her guitarist and producer. Other musicians include bassist John Pounds and drummer Brian Foxworth, both from Portland, Oregon. - See more at: http://whatsupyukon.com/Arts-Entertainment/music/like-a-boomerang/#sthash.44tWiT1w.zi2In7TK.dpuf
For the new album, released as Queenie and the B’s, Chamberlin recruited multi-award-winning Vancouver bluesman Terry Robb as her guitarist and producer. Other musicians include bassist John Pounds and drummer Brian Foxworth, both from Portland, Oregon. Robb will accompany Chamberlin on a community mini-tour, with performances in Mayo (September 17) and Dawson (September 18), followed by house concerts in Crestview (September 19), Marsh Lake (September 20), Haines Junction (September 24), Riverdale (September 26), ending at the Globe Theatre in Atlin (September 27). He will also be on hand for the CD release concert at the Old Fire Hall in Whitehorse on Thursday, September 25, at 8:00 p.m., along with local musicians Paul Stephens on bass, Marc Paradis on drums and Pam Phillips on back-up vocals. - See more at: http://whatsupyukon.com/Arts-Entertainment/music/like-a-boomerang/#sthash.44tWiT1w.zi2In7TK.dpuf
For the new album, released as Queenie and the B’s, Chamberlin recruited multi-award-winning Vancouver bluesman Terry Robb as her guitarist and producer. Other musicians include bassist John Pounds and drummer Brian Foxworth, both from Portland, Oregon. Robb will accompany Chamberlin on a community mini-tour, with performances in Mayo (September 17) and Dawson (September 18), followed by house concerts in Crestview (September 19), Marsh Lake (September 20), Haines Junction (September 24), Riverdale (September 26), ending at the Globe Theatre in Atlin (September 27). He will also be on hand for the CD release concert at the Old Fire Hall in Whitehorse on Thursday, September 25, at 8:00 p.m., along with local musicians Paul Stephens on bass, Marc Paradis on drums and Pam Phillips on back-up vocals. - See more at: http://whatsupyukon.com/Arts-Entertainment/music/like-a-boomerang/#sthash.44tWiT1w.zi2In7TK.dpuf
For the new album, released as Queenie and the B’s, Chamberlin recruited multi-award-winning Vancouver bluesman Terry Robb as her guitarist and producer. Other musicians include bassist John Pounds and drummer Brian Foxworth, both from Portland, Oregon. Robb will accompany Chamberlin on a community mini-tour, with performances in Mayo (September 17) and Dawson (September 18), followed by house concerts in Crestview (September 19), Marsh Lake (September 20), Haines Junction (September 24), Riverdale (September 26), ending at the Globe Theatre in Atlin (September 27). He will also be on hand for the CD release concert at the Old Fire Hall in Whitehorse on Thursday, September 25, at 8:00 p.m., along with local musicians Paul Stephens on bass, Marc Paradis on drums and Pam Phillips on back-up vocals. - See more at: http://whatsupyukon.com/Arts-Entertainment/music/like-a-boomerang/#sthash.44tWiT1w.zi2In7TK.dpuf

For tour details visit Terry's calendar.


Sunday, 20 July 2014
TENERO MUSIC NIGHTS FESTIVAL AND EUROPEAN TOUR

Terry is thrilled to return to Switzerland for the Tenero Music Nights Festival 2014, in partnership with Cross Music Promotion. Joined by all-star musicians Marco Mangelli on bass and Alberto Pavesi on drums, the Terry Robb Band will perform Thursday, August 14th and Terry will perform a solo acoustic concert Sunday, August 17th to close the festival.


Terry Robb at 2009 ValleMaggia Blues Festival, Switzerland

Full European Tour Schedule:
August 10th, Terry Robb Band, Grotthard Cafe, Oggio, Switzerland
August 12th, Solo concert, Irish Pub, Tesserete, Switzerland
August 14th, Terry Robb Band, Tenero Music Nights festival, Tenero, Switzerland
August 17th, Solo concert, Tenero Music Nights festival, Tenero, Switzerland
August 21st, Solo concert, Alte Abtei, Wadgassen, Germany
August 22nd, Solo concert, Le Temps Perdu, Bad Munstereifel, Germany
August 28th, With Blueass Blues Band, Stadstradgarden, Orebro, Sweden
August 29th, With Blueass Blues Band, Pace Restaurant & Nightclub, Karlstad, Sweden
August 30th, With Blueass Bues Band, Olme Divershandle, Kristenham, Sweden



Saturday, 10 May 2014
TERRY ROBB FEATURED IN NEW FAHEY BIOGRAPHY

The long awaited biography on John Fahey has finally arrived!  Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey - American Guitarist spans Fahey's life and career, with interviews by friends and colleagues.

Author Steve Lowenthal interviewed Terry about his friendship and collaboration with the late, great steel-string guitarist.  The chapter "Let Go" focuses on the Fahey-Robb collaboration that produced the controversial but very successful album "Let Go", a turning point in Fahey's career, and other Fahey albums produced by and featuring Robb.







Tuesday, 15 April 2014

"WHEN I PLAY MY BLUES GUITAR" RE-RELEASE BY ALLEGRO MEDIA GROUP

We are pleased to announce the 2014 re-release of Terry's solo acoustic blues and ragtime guitar album by Allegro Media Group. Originally released by Burnside Records in 2002, "When I Play My Blues Guitar" is repackaged with new photos and available online at Allegro and Amazon's Terry Robb Store.

This time-tested classic is worthy
of repeated listening, and is the quintessential Terry Robb album establishing him as one of the top acoustic blues guitarists.

"Robb hands in a set of effective playing...His playing on Tommy Johnson's 'Bye and Bye', or on Furry Lewis' 'Judge Boushay Blues' is stellar..."
Living Blues




Saturday, 01 February 2014

"HYMN" NOW AVAILABLE FROM OREGON CATHOLIC PRESS

Terry's second collaboration with Oregon Catholic Press is his latest release, Hymn, a 12-song collection of solo acoustic guitar instrumentals offering distinctive renditions of traditional and contemporary hymns and spirituals. Terry's signature finger-picking style brings a unique sound to every song on the album. Often referred to as American primitivism, this transitional style ranges between country blues and early 20th century string-band music. Bringing this inventive, artistic style to newly arranged medleys of traditional and contemporary hymns, Terry offers distinctive interpretations of time-tested classics.

Tracks:
In Every Age | Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley | Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho | Turn Our Hearts | Medley: When I Lay My Burden Down/Peace Like a River/At the Cross I Watch and Pray | The Summons | Gaude Virgo | Center of My Life | This Little Light of Mine | Pastures of the Lord | Were You There | Sacred Silence

Hymn is available for purchase online through Oregon Catholic Press, including individual MP3 downloads, and through the Oregon Catholic Press Winter catalog.




Friday, 08 November 2013

ALAN HAGER WINS 2013 "TERRY ROBB ACOUSTIC GUITAR" MUDDY AWARD!

Terry had the pleasure of presenting this year's "Terry Robb" Best Acoustic Guitar Muddy Award to his friend Alan at the CBA Muddy Awards Banquet held at the Melody Ballroom. This is the second year in a row that Alan has won the award. Congrats, Alan!









Thursday, 03 November 2011

TERRY ROBB HONORED BY CBA WITH NAMESAKE AWARD:

After winning the Cascade Blues Association (CBA) Muddy Award for Best Acoustic Guitar an unprecedented 19 consecutive years, making Terry the only musician to win the award since the category was introduced in 1992, Terry retired as a competitor in the category of best acoustic guitar, prompting the CBA to rename the award in his honor.  At the 23rd annual Muddy Awards, Terry had the pleasure of presenting the "Terry Robb" Best Acoustic Guitar Muddy Award to its first recipient, Mary Flower. Congratulations, Mary!

Here is a complete listing of Terry's CBA Muddy Awards and Honors:

  • 2011: Namesake Muddy Award: "Terry Robb" Best Acoustic Guitar
  • 1992 - 2010: Best Acoustic Guitar
  • 2005: Best New Album - Resting Place
  • 2004: Best Performance of the Year - The Strat Daddies at Waterfront Blues Festival
  • 2001: Best New Album - CBA Muddy Hall of Fame produced by Terry Robb
  • 2000: Best Traditional Act - Terry Robb Trio
  • 1998: CBA Music Hall of Fame inductee
  • 1997: Best Traditional Act - Terry Robb Trio
  • 1991: Best Traditional Blues Player

 

Upcoming Gigs
Thursday, 20 November 2014 08:00 PM
Halibuts II Cocktails and Blues
2525 NE Alberta St Portland, OR 97211
No cover charge
Duo with Albert Reda
Saturday, 22 November 2014 07:00 PM
Private Party
Omak, Washington

Solo concert
Saturday, 29 November 2014 08:00 PM
Artichoke Music
3130 SE Hawthorne Ave, Portland, OR
Tickets/reservations $15 at 503-232-8845
Acoustic Guitar Summit 20th Anniversary Concert Series

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