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Terry Robb at the Axe and Fiddle
The Axe and Fiddle
Cottage Grove, OR
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Terry Robb at the Axe and Fiddle
Terry Robb is hailed as one of the finest acoustic guitarists on the international scene and a virtuoso of acoustic blues guitar. His signature fingerpicking style landed him in the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and earned him international acclaim from worldwide audiences, esteemed music critics and his distinguished peers. In his latest album Confessin My Dues, Robb draws on his deep knowledge of Delta blues, ragtime and swing in 13 original
compositions ranging from blistering instrumental blues and
stunning ragtime fingerpicking to soulful singing backed by a powerhouse rhythm section. From country blues to Coltrane, ragtime to Hendrix, Americana to American Primitivism, Confessin My Dues will captivate listeners with its melodic and rhythmic invention and musical virtuosity.

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A bonafide blues guitar star.  Mark Bialczak, The Post-Standard

"Stratospheric...a true six-stringed sorcerer, with absolutely stunning fingerpicking." - Riki Bragga, artistic director, Vallemaggia Blues Festival, Switzerland

From the first listen, Robb's guitar playing can blow you away...he's a favorite player in the Northwest, and a former buddy of John Fahey. Then it all makes sense. - John Heidt, Vintage Guitar Magazine

"Much of the blues press places Robb at the top of the heap of acoustic and electric pickers globally....a force to be reckoned with." - Tee Watts, Blues Blast

"It's the rare guitarist who can whip off a killer 12-bar blues solo, then turn around and fingerpick Travis-style with speed and subtlety. Yet Portland, Oregon, guitarist and singer Terry Robb does just that." - Ian Zack, Acoustic Guitar

Whether sliding or fingerpicking, his technique is clean and articulate; no matter how busy the material gets...it never sounds crowded or overblown." - Genevieve Williams, Blues Revue

Exquisite musicalityunquestionably, Robb ranks right up there with the heavy hitters, a player of dazzling skill and techniquefinger gawkers flood to his shows, Frank Matheis, Living Blues
"Eight Acoustic Blues Mastersfrom current blues wizards to classic mastersBuddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Tommy Emmanuel...Rory BlockEric ClaptonMuddy WatersTerry Robb."  Acoustic Nation, Guitar World
One of the best players, on acoustic and electric [guitar], embracing a range of blues styles and then some.  Dan Forte, Vintage Guitar
A virtuoso on the acoustic blues guitar.  Don Hamilton, The Oregonian
LONG BIO
TERRY ROBB has been praised by Rolling Stone, Vintage Guitar, Down Beat, Acoustic Guitar, Living Blues, Guitar Player, Blues Blast, Guitar World, Blues Matters, Blues Revue, Oprah's O Magazine and countless more esteemed journals, placing him among the top acoustic blues guitarists of our time. His signature fingerpicking style landed him in the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame, and earned him international acclaim from music critics, peers and fans.
In his latest album Confessin' My Dues, Robb draws on his deep knowledge of Delta blues, ragtime and swing in 13 original compositions ranging from blistering instrumental blues and ragtime fingerpicking to soulful singing backed by a powerhouse rhythm section. From country blues to Coltrane, ragtime to Hendrix, Americana to American Primitivism, Confessin My Dues will captivate listeners with its melodic and rhythmic invention and musical virtuosity.
Every release that Terry Robb puts out is a cause to celebrate, says Greg Johnson, president, Cascade Blues Association. There are not many guitarists in the blues or any genre that you can come by that are as detailed and clever with their creativity. Confessin My Dues is yet another example of Terry Robb doing what he does best  leaving us with a sense of awe and joy with every note he plays. Its a winning formula that continues to lead the pack.
Exquisite musicalityunquestionably, Robb ranks right up there with the heavy hitters, a player of dazzling skill and techniquefinger gawkers flood to his shows, says Frank Matheis of Living Blues magazine. Its the rare guitarist who can whip off a killer 12-bar blues solo, then turn around fingerpick Travis-style with speed and subtlety, mused Ian Zack of Acoustic Guitar magazine. And Dan Forte of Vintage Guitar magazine hailed him as one of the best players, on acoustic and electric, embracing a range of blues styles and then some.
With more than 15 releases under his name, Robbs award-winning, blues chart-topping discography features collaborations with steel-string guitar icon John Fahey, Maria Muldaur, Eddy Clearwater, Ike Willis and Curtis Salgado. He has toured nationally with Buddy Guy and Steve Miller, shared the stage with B.B. King, John Fahey, Albert Lee, Joe Cocker, Bo Diddley, David Crosby, George Thorogood, Leo Kottke, Johnny Winter and many more all-stars. He has performed as a solo artist at festivals and concert halls across the United States, Canada and Europe, and appeared as a guest of Late Night with Conan OBrien, the NBA Trail Blazers and the Oregon Symphony. As a sought-after educator, he has given fingerstyle blues and slide guitar workshops at festivals, universities and arts organizations across the United States and Canada.
An acclaimed record producer, arranger and session guitarist, his work is featured in Hollywood films, documentaries, TV programs and biographies, such as Game of Thrones, The Horse Whisperer, Dont Worry, He Wont Get Far On Foot, and Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist. He produced Alice Stuarts album Cant Find No Heaven, nominated for Grammy and Blues Music Awards, and John Faheys Let Go which received a four-star review by Rolling Stone. A member of the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame, Robb was honored the eponymous Terry Robb Acoustic Guitar Muddy Award after winning the prize for 19 consecutive years, and in 2017 he received the Lifetime Achievement Muddy Award.
Terry Robb was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, raised in the United States and resides in Portland, Oregon.

Location

The Axe and Fiddle (View)
657 E Main St
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
United States

Categories

Music > Folk

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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