Terry Robb Duo
  • Terry Robb Duo
  • at Line & Lure
  • Saturday, September 14th 2019
  •   6:00pm

Terry Robb Duo

Terry Robb is one of the top acoustic Blues guitarists of our time. His signature fingerpicking style has earned him international acclaim from worldwide audiences, music critics and his distinguished peers. Incorporating elements from the Mississippi Delta music tradition, Ragtime, Country, swing and free Jazz, Robb has built a unique Blues sound that has made him a legend in his prolific music career spanning more than four decades. The multitude of awards Terry Robb has received speak to his seminal talent as a blues guitarist. Robb has been inducted into both the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame. He single-handedly defined the Muddy Award for Best Acoustic Guitar, winning the prize 19 consecutive years from its inception in 1992 to 2011. In 2011, the award was renamed the “Terry Robb" Acoustic Guitar Muddy Award to honor his landmark contributions to Blues music. In 2017, he received the Muddy Award for Lifetime Achievement.  

Robb was born in British Columbia, raised in the United States and resides in Portland, Oregon. He achieved greatness at an early age, performing with Ramblin’ Rex of Frank Zappa / Captain Beefheart fame, Canned Heat’s Henry Vestine, and steel­-string guitar icon John Fahey. At age 24, Robb’s collaboration with Fahey led to producing several of his critically­-acclaimed recordings, including Let Go which earned Fahey a four-star review by Rolling Stone. As an acclaimed producer and session guitarist, Robb has contributed to numerous award-winning projects, including Alice Stuart’s Grammy- and Blues Music Award-nominated album Can’t Find No Heaven. With more than 15 albums under his name, his award-winning, blues-chart topping discography features collaborations with John Fahey, Eddy Clearwater, Maria Muldaur, Ike Willis and Curtis Salgado. He has performed at festivals, theaters and clubs across the United States, Canada and Europe, toured with Buddy Guy and Steve Miller, and shared the stage with B.B. King, Albert Lee, Joe Cocker, Bo Diddley, David Crosby, George Thorogood, Leo Kottke, Johnny Winter and countless more all-stars. He has appeared as a guest of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” the NBA Trail Blazers and the Oregon Symphony.