VIGF 2018 welcomes


“One of the best players, on acoustic and electric, embracing a range of blues styles and then some.” - Dan Forte, Vintage Guitar Magazine, Nov 2017 Vol 32. No. 1

“Unquestionably, Robb ranks right up there with the heavy hitters, a player of dazzling skill and technique. He could go to any guitar festival and show them a few chords.” - Frank Matheis, Living Blues Magazine, Jan 2017 No. 246

Multi-award winning fingerstyle guitarist, composer, arranger and producer, Terry Robb is among the top acoustic blues guitarists of our time. His signature fingerpicking style has earned him international acclaim from music critics, peers and fans. Incorporating elements from the Mississippi Delta, ragtime, country, swing and jazz, Robb has built a unique blues sound that has made him a legend in his prolific music career. As an acclaimed producer and session guitarist, he has contributed to countless award-winning projects.

The multitude of awards he has received speak to his seminal talent as a blues guitarist. Terry Robb has been inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame. 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.

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,” 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.

Terry Robb was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, raised in the United States and currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

“What distinguishes this LP [“Let Go” by John Fahey]…is Robb’s superb production…Robb is an extraordinarily sympathetic accompanist.”

- Kurt Loder, Rolling Stone

"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."  - Ian Zack, Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“From the first listen, Robb's guitar playing can blow you away...he's a favorite player in the Northwest, and a former buddy of John Fahey. Then it all makes sense.” - John Heidt, Vintage Guitar Magazine

“Whether sliding or fingerpicking, his technique is clean and articulate; no matter how busy the material never sounds crowded or overblown." - Genevieve Williams, Blues Revue

“A bonafide blues guitar star.” – Mark Bialczak, The Post-Standard