Cool On The Bloom

by Terry Robb

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In his debut album with NiaSounds, Terry Robb displays the fingerstyle guitar mastery and signature acoustic blues sound that has earned him praise from worldwide audiences, music critics and distinguished peers in his prolific career spanning four decades. On Cool On The Bloom, Robb blends acoustic and bottleneck guitars, instrumentals and vocals throughout ten melodic original compositions and two distinctive covers of Rube Lacey and The Turtles. Whether backed by a quartet or flying solo with his famous one-man-band ability, the multi-award winner gives blues aficionados and guitar enthusiasts something to marvel at on Cool On The Bloom.

Critical Acclaim for Cool On The Bloom:

2017 Blues Blast Music Award nominee: Best Acoustic Album

“One of the best players, on acoustic and electric, embracing a range of blues styles and then some…single-note soloing over a slow blues is perhaps the litmus test for any blues guitarist, but it's especially hard to pull off on acoustic. Robb dives headfirst on "Late Night Kahl," and proves more than up to the challenge.” - Dan Forte, Vintage Guitar Magazine, Nov 2017

“Much of the Blues press places Robb at the top of the heap of acoustic and electric pickers globally... Cool On The Bloom is a collection of Mr. Robb’s latest acoustic fretwork sensibility. He plucks with a broad stroke, finely tuned, combining elements of Ragtime, Delta Boogie, Piedmont style Blues, slick jazz arpeggios and scales with a subtle hint of Segovia sensibility. Out of the gate Cool On The Bloom is a force to be reckoned with. He comes right at the listener with track 1, “Soc Hop.” His fingers fly fancifully. Like Lightnin’ Hopkins on speed dial.” – Tee Watts, Blues Blast, Issue 11-27, July 2017

"Transcendent fretboard mastery…unquestionably, Robb ranks right up there with the heavy hitters, a player of dazzling skill and technique. He could go to any guitar festival and show them a few chords. Cool On The Bloom packs all that." - Frank Matheis, Living Blues, Issue 246, Jan 2017

"No better way to start than with “Soc Hop,” a nifty-fingered jazz-country tune that show he’s master of what he does...this man’s articulate playing is perfect." - Pete Innes, Blues Matters, Issue 94, Feb 2017