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July 21, 2024

Guitarist Terry Robb coming to Talent Club

Terry Robb
Award-winning acoustic blues guitarist Terry Robb has recorded 15 albums.
August 21, 2023

The Portland-based musician is famed as a master of acoustic fingerstyle blues

Acclaimed acoustic blues guitarist Terry Robb will play a solo show at the Talent Club on Friday, Aug. 25.

Some musicians win awards. Then there are the few who have awards named after them. Robb — hailed as a blues guitar virtuoso and one of the finest acoustic guitarists on the international scene — is one of those musicians. The Vancouver-born, Portland-based bluesman took home the Muddy Award for best acoustic guitar so many times that the Cascade Blues Association finally attached his name to the trophy permanently.

The deets
Terry Robb solo
Talent Club
114 Talent Ave., Talent
Friday, Aug. 25, 8 p.m.
Tickets, $20: talentclublive.com

Recognition for his artistry doesn’t stop there. The Oregon Music Hall of Famer has been praised by Rolling Stone, Acoustic Guitar, Down Beat, Guitar Player, Vintage Guitar, Living Blues and Oprah’s O magazine, extolling his talents as a finger-picker, singer, songwriter, arranger and producer. He’s toured the country with Buddy Guy, Steve Miller, Robin Trower, and John Fahey, appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” entertained the crowd at Portland Trail Blazers games, and collaborated with the Oregon Symphony. During his multi-decade career — one in which he’s released 15 acclaimed albums — he’s shown himself to be a master of nearly every blues style and technique imaginable.

And there’s no better representation of his mastery than “Confessin’ My Dues.” The 13-track collection of Robb’s original tunes draws on influences as varied as country blues, ragtime, Coltrane, Hendrix, Americana and American Primitivism. Released in 2019, the album soared to the Billboard Blues Album Chart, Living Blues Radio Report, Roots Music Report Blues Album Chart and the UK’s International Blues Broadcasters Album Chart, earning him another Muddy Award for Northwest Recording of the Year and a Blues Music Award nomination from the Blues Foundation.

Robb is an acclaimed fingerstyle guitarist, singer, composer, arranger and record producer. His work is featured in Hollywood films, documentaries and biographies, including “Game of Thrones,” “The Horse Whisperer” and “Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist.” He is associated with the American Primitive guitar genre through his collaborations with Fahey, and is regarded as a virtuoso of acoustic blues guitar. Robb has performed at festivals and concert halls across the United States, Canada and Europe.

For more information, visit terryrobb.com.

Source: News release. Email Ashland.news at news@ashland.news.

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