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

Friday, 28 November 2014



"Amazing diversity and chops..." 
-- The Oregonian
"These are guitarists at the top of their form." 

-- The Dalles Chronicle



Acoustic Guitar Summit

20th Anniversary Holiday Concert Series

 

Join Mark Hanson, Terry Robb and Doug Smith in celebrating the 20th anniversary of their popular holiday concert series. Performing throughout the Portland Metro, SW Washington and northern California, each concert will be a festive celebration of holiday classics, AGS originals, and songs from their 2012 holiday album "O, Christmas Three."

Mark Hanson and Doug Smith received Grammy Awards for their contributions to Henry Mancini's Pink Guitar CD, while Terry Robb is honored in the Oregon Music and Cascade Blues Assocation Halls of Fame and with a namesake award as Best Acoustic Guitarist. Together, they are Portland's virtuoso guitar trio.

"World class music without world class egos to match."
-- Two Louies

20th Annual Holiday Concert Series
  • Saturday, November 29th, 3:00pm: In-store performance at Music Millennium, Portland, OR
  • Saturday, November 29th, 7:30pm: Artichoke Music, Portland, OR
  • Friday, December 5th, 7:30pm: "Frog Pond" Church, Wilsonville, OR
  • Friday, December 12th, 7:30pm: Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro, OR
  • Saturday, December 19th, 2:00pm & 7:30pm: Matinee and Evening House Concerts, Shingle Springs, CA; tickets & info at dcthomas5256@gmail.com
  • Sunday, December 14th, 3:00pm: St. John's Episcopal Church, Lodi, CA
  • Friday, December 19th, 8:00pm: Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA; ticket, room & dining packages available
For more information, visit www.acousticguitarsummit.net.



Thursday, 27 November 2014
WED, DECEMBER 10TH: TERRY ROBB TRIO AT PAPA HAYDN'S JO BAR & ROTISSERIE

Looking forward to returning to Papa's Hadyn's Jo Bar & Rotisserie on Wednesday with the incomparable Dave Captein on bass and Dennis Carter on drums. Join us for an intimate evening of swing, blues, standards and originals plus fantastic food, drinks and atmosphere at one of Portland's best restaurants. 6:30pm, no cover.












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.




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
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 09:00 PM
The Blue Diamond
2016 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR
No cover charge
Guest of AC Porter and the Live Wires
Saturday, 27 December 2014 03:00 PM
Vertical Restaurant & Sports Bar at Mt Hood Meadow
14040 Oregon 35 Mt Hood Parkdale, OR 97041
No cover charge
Terry Robb Trio
Thursday, 01 January 2015 08:00 PM
Halibuts II Cocktails and Blues
2525 NE Alberta St Portland, OR 97211
No cover charge
Acoustic duo with Albert Reda

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