Robb was born in British Columbia but raised in the U.S.; he currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where he has lived for many years.

Internationally-renowned blues guitarist Terry Robb is coming to Dunsmuir this month for his third Siskiyou County performance. Robb’s 15th solo album, “Confessin’ My Dues,” will be released on May 31. Advance copies will be available at his concert at POPS Performing Arts and Cultural Center in Dunsmuir on April 10.

Robb was born in British Columbia but raised in the U.S.; he currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where he has lived for many years.

At eight years old, Robb began learning to play guitar. He learned blues and country techniques and began playing in bands at the age of 12. Robb is a self-taught guitarist who’s developed his style through listening to records and watching others play.

He’s also had the good fortune to watch some of the greats, including Louie Armstrong and the Beatles. Asked which musicians are among his influences, he named “old blues guys” like Muddy Waters and Charley Patton. He also noted Johnny Cash, Django Reinhardt and John Coltrane as inspirations.

Robb counts himself lucky to have made a career as a musician. “You have to use your gift or it’ll go away,” he mused. He said his favorite aspect of what he does is simply the joy of entertaining others.

Robb regularly plays at festivals and recently performed at South by Southwest, a major annual musical festival in Austin, Texas.

He has toured nationally 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 many more. Robb has also 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 O’Brien,” the NBA Trail Blazers and the Oregon Symphony.

Robb said he knew he wanted “Confessin’ My Dues” to have the sound of a Jimi Hendrix record. Because he was going for a certain sound, he said mixing the album took some time.

A press release details, “On 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. Renowned jazz musicians Gary Hobbs and Dave Captein are featured on drums and upright bass throughout the album, and blues guitarist Adam Scramstad makes a guest appearance on electric rhythm guitar.

Drawing from the well of country blues to Coltrane, ragtime to Hendrix, Americana to American Primitivism, Confessin’ My Dues represents a lifetime of musical experiences and influences for Robb. ‘I wanted a modern take on familiar themes without leaving tradition behind,’ says Robb. ‘I’ve been wanting to record with Gary and Dave for a long time. They are world class musicians, and I knew they would bring a fresh and unique approach to what I was after.’”

Robb’s music can be heard on Pandora and Spotify. He will play live at POPS Performing Arts and Cultural Center in Dunsmuir on April 10, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets for $10 in advance. Tickets are also available for $13 the day of the show. For questions, call (530) 235-2809.