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Terry Robb will bring his all-star band to the Waterfront Blues Festival with a special electric/acoustic set. The highly-acclaimed musicians accompanying Terry include Gary Hobbs on drums, Dave Captein on bass and Eddie Parente on violin. The ensemble’s influences range from country blues to Coltrane, ragtime to Hendrix.
Some musicians win awards, then there are the very few who have awards named after them. Terry Robb – hailed as a blues guitar virtuoso and one of the finest 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 broke down and attached his name to the trophy permanently.
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, dazzled the crowd at Portland Trail Blazers games, and collaborated with the Oregon Symphony. During his multi-decade run in the spotlight – one in which he’s released fifteen acclaimed albums – he’s shown himself to be a master of nearly every blues style and technique imaginable.