Terry Robb — hailed as a blues guitar virtuoso and one of the finest acoustic guitarists on the international scene — will perform at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Saturday, Nov. 23. The Vancouver-born, Portland-based bluesman took home the Muddy Award for Best Acoustic Guitar so many times that the Cascade Blues Association finally broke down and attached his name to the trophy permanently.
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 Trowrer and John Fahey, appeared on Late Night With Conan O’Brien, dazzled the crowd at the Rose Garden during Portland Trail Blazers games, and collaborated with the Oregon Symphony.
During his multi-decade run in the spotlight – 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 original tunes draws on influences as varied as country blues to Coltrane, ragtime to Hendrix, and Americana to American Primitivism. Released May 31 to worldwide acclaim, 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.
From his Pacific Northwest tour with Robin Trower to his main stage performance at the 2019 Waterfront Blues Festival, Robb delivers blistering live performances on his Confessin’ My Dues Tour.
“One of the hottest acts I have seen in some time,” lauded Greg Johnson, president of the Cascade Blues Association. “’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. It’s a winning formula that continues to lead the pack.”
Doors for the 7 p.m. show open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $10-22 online at https://lincolncity-culturalcenter.org.