Like a riff that goes on and on, award-winning guitarist Terry Robb has been praised by Rolling Stone, Vintage Guitar Magazine, Living Blues Magazine, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Blues Revue and more.
Robb is scheduled to bring his signature fingerpicking style to Pops Performing Arts and Cultural Center on Sacramento Ave. in Dunsmuir Tuesday, May 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
With more than 15 releases under his name, Robb’s discography features collaborations with John Fahey, Eddy Clearwater, Maria Muldaur, Ike Willis, and Curtis Salgado.
He produced Alice Stuart’s album “Can’t Find No Heaven,” which was nominated for Grammy and Blues Music awards. He has toured nationally with Buddy Guy and Steve Miller, and performed alongside B.B. King, Albert Lee, Joe Cocker, Bo Diddley, Leo Kottke, Johnny Winter and many more all-stars.
He has appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “West Coast Live with Sedge Thomson,” and as a guest soloist of the NBA Trail Blazers and The Oregon Symphony.
A resident of Portland, Ore., Robb has been inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame.
Incorporating elements from the Mississippi Delta, ragtime, country, swing and jazz, Robb has built a unique blues sound and has earned praise as a dynamic live performer.
In 2011 he was honored with the eponymous “Terry Robb” Acoustic Guitar Muddy Award after winning the award for 19 consecutive years; and in 2017 he received the Lifetime Achievement Muddy Award.
Writing about John Fahey’s “Let Go,” Kurt Loder of Rolling Stone states, “What distinguishes this LP is Robb’s superb production... Robb is an extraordinarily sympathetic accompanist.”
“A bonafide blues guitar star,” Mark Bialczak declared in The Post-Standard.
In Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Ian Zack wrote, “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.”
“From the first listen, Robb’s guitar playing can blow you away,” wrote John Heidt in Vintage Guitar Magazine.
Admission to the May 8 concert in Dunsmuir is $10 to $15.