Hornby Island Blues Workshop



Terry Robb - Guitar



Although he may fly under the radar for some in the mainstream blues and roots audience, Terry Robb has a huge recognition factor with other musicians. His life work reads like an amazing chapter of the book of the best west-coast musicians. Robb is simply a startlingly impressive fingerstyle guitarist who draws on the traditions of Delta Blues, jazz, folk ragtime and country. He is also an in-demand composer, arranger and producer. His work with string artists like Stefan Grossman, Cutis Salgado, Alice Stuart and especially John Fahey, for whom Robb produced arranged and accompanied eight of Fahey’s albums, have Made Terry Robb a member of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame, and earned him an eponymous "Terry Robb" Muddy Award for Best Acoustic Guitar.

Prized and sought-after as an instructor, Terry Robb brings a unique experience as fingerstyle guitarist, who is at home on both electric and acoustic instruments. His knowledge of the American primitive guitar style is impressive having worked with Fahey who invented it and along side practitioners like Leo Kottke, Bob Hadle, Robbie Basho and William Ackerman.

Hornby Blues has had Terry Robb on its radar for years and in 2020 we get to fulfill that desire. Guitar students who take his classes are indeed in for a major musical instructional treat.

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