February 17th, 7PM (doors at 6:30)
Terry Robb returns to the Arts Center!
Terry Robb has long been considered one of the top acoustic blues guitarists. His dynamic finger-picking style has amazed audiences worldwide and earned him international acclaim.
A member of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame, Terry is an icon of the vibrant Pacific Northwest music scene. In 2011, having won the Muddy award for best acoustic guitar an unprecedented 19 consecutive years, the Cascade Blues Association honored Terry with a namesake award: the “Terry Robb Acoustic Guitar Muddy Award” which is bestowed on a nominated guitarist from the northwest region annually.
In June of last year Guitar World magazine named Terry one of eight “Acoustic Blues Masters,” along with Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Block, Tommy Emmanuel, Buddy Guy, and Muddy Waters.
Robb’s extensive musical catalog ranges from solo acoustic guitar, ensembles and bands, to full orchestras, and includes elements of fingerstyle, blues, rock, jazz, bluegrass, Latin, hymns, and spirituals.
One of Robb’s early influences was the legendary steel-string guitarist John Fahey. He and Fahey became good friends, working and performing together, and, at the young age of 24, Terry began producing several of Fahey’s critically-acclaimed recordings – including Fahey’s 1984 album “Let Go” which Rolling Stone named one of the top three albums of the year alongside “Purple Rain” and “Born in the USA”.
When at home, he performs regularly throughout the Pacific Northwest and is a member of the tour-de-force trio Acoustic Guitar Summit (which includes Grammy winner Doug Smith, who performs annually at the Arts Center).
The Peninsula Arts Center is located at 504 Pacific Ave. N., Long Beach, WA.