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May 31, 2019, NiaSounds
ALBUM CHART DEBUTS:
#39 on Top 100 Billboard Blues Album Chart, July 2019, USA
#33 on Top 50 Blues Album Chart and #1 on Top 50 Acoustic Blues Album Chart, Roots Music Report, June 2019, USA
#19 on Top 25 Living Blues Radio Report, June 2019, USA
#30 on Top 50 IBBA Blues Album Chart, April 2019, UK
“Heart Made of Steel” #23 on Top 50 Blues Song Chart and #1 on Top 50 Acoustic Blues Song Chart, Roots Music Report, July, 2019, USA
LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE: "Simply breathtaking perfection…Confessin’ My Dues is thoroughly satisfying…the matter is clear: Terry Robb is one of our finest acoustic guitarists today. He’s not just technically sublime; he plays with unrestrained passion that you will feel deep down inside." - Frank Matheis, June/July 2019 Issue 261, pp 57-58
BLUES MATTERS MAGAZINE: “It is impossible to overstate the significance and sheer delight of this outstanding, clever and creative album from a true blues legend at the top of his game.” - The Bishop, Aug/Sep 2019, Issue 109, pp 104-106.
VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE: “Robb demonstrates blues’ expansiveness and his own versatility, not on a travelogue of covers, but in an album of originals. And it’s difficult to think of anyone that could pull that off as well….In Terry Robb’s hands, it not only makes perfect sense, it makes perfect blues sense.” - Dan Forte, Sep 2019, Vol. 33 No. 11, pg. 108.
CASCADE BLUES ASSOCIATION: “Every release that Terry Robb puts out is a cause to celebrate. There are not many guitarists in the blues or any genre that you can come by that are as detailed and clever with their creativity. Confessin’ My Dues is yet another example of Terry Robb doing what he does best – leaving us with a sense of awe and joy with every note he plays. It’s a winning formula that continues to lead the pack.” - Greg Johnson, president, Feb 2019
TORONTO BLUES SOCIETY: "As if to remind us of his virtuosity, he opens with a jaw-dropping instrumental, “Butch Holler Stomp”. He follows that with a very different but equally amazing “Still On 101”…“Now Vestapol” is an instrumental medley, one of whose pieces is the traditional “Prodigal Son” by Rev. Robert Wilkins, which may well be the best played version you’ll ever hear... “A beautifully recorded and superbly played acoustic blues album." - John Valenteyn co-founder, July 2019
A special Limited Edition Advance Release of Confessin’ My Dues at Music Millennium in Robb’s hometown of Portland, Ore., rose to #1 in sales in its debut week, and the album charted in the Top 50 Most Played Albums in April by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association (IBBA) in the UK.
Terry Robb (acoustic and resonator guitars, vocals); Dave Captein (standup bass) and Gary Hobbs (drums) featured on tracks 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 and 12; Adam Scramstad (electric rhythm guitar) and Stuart (backing vocals) featured on track 12. Produced by Terry Robb. Executive producer Stuart. All songs written by Terry Robb except "How A Free Man Feels" written by Robb and Stuart, and "Now Vestapol" written by Robb, John Fahey, Robert Wilkins and a traditional. Recorded at Falcon Recording Studios in Portland, Ore. Sound engineering by Dennis Carter. Mastering by Brian Gardner. Album design by Chris Thompson.