Oprah listed performer hits Oak Bay stage
In advance of his January 12th sold-out show at Victoria's Oak Bay Recreation Center, Terry was interviewed by Christine Van Reeuwyk of Oak Bay News about his connections to Victoria, British Columbia and John Fahey.
Below is an excerpt:
"Robb and cohorts aren’t unknown in these parts. He performs a lot with David Vest and Big Hank Lionhart who along with Mark “Westcoast” Comerford, both members of Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band, make up The Blue Hearts.
In fact he was in the audience a few years ago when “Hank and David were doing a Christmas show and David called me up on stage.” They’ve performed together on both sides of the US/Canada border since then.
It's not a hardship for Robb, who lives in Portland but maintains Canadian citizenship. He and wife Katie love to hit Victoria for fun. They visit Beacon Hill Park and James Bay, places of his youth – when his grandfather had a barbershop “by where Eatons used to be”, grandmother was an antique appraiser and mom worked at the legislative buildings.
“I love Victoria and my wife likes it too, we come up there at least once a year even if I’m not working. It’s a great getaway for us it’s kind of like going to Europe without the hassle,” Robb says. “I always tell people you gotta have chips from Canada it’s the best.”
He’s working this trip though, promising a half and half show of classics and originals in his signature style....“I always throw in a Fahey song because I worked with John Fahey for a long time and it’s fun to play,” Robb says."
Read the full interview here.