Terry Robb & Adam Scramstad
“The matter is clear. Terry Robb is one of our finest acoustic guitarists today. He’s not just technically sublime; he plays with unrestrained passion you will feel deep down inside.” - Living Blues Magazine
Terry Robb is definately one of the top acoustic blues guitarists of our time. His signature fingerpicking style has earned him international acclaim and world-wide recognition by music critics, audiences and his own peers. Incorporating elements from the Mississippi Delta music tradition, ragtime, country, swing and free jazz, Robb has built a unique blues sound that has made him a legend in his prolific music career spanning more than four decades.
The multitude of awards Terry has received speaks to his seminal talent as a blues guitarist. He has been inducted into both the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame. He single-handedly defined the Muddy Waters Award for Best Acoustic Guitar, winning the honor 19 consecutive years, from 1992 until 2011. Upon his retirement from the competition in 2011, the award was named the "Terry Robb Best Acoustic Guitar" Muddy Award to honor his landmark contricutions to blues music.
Terry was born in British Columbia, raised in the United States and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. He achieved greatness at an early age, performing with Ramblin' Rex of Frank Zappa / Captain Beefheart fame, Canned Heat's Henry Vestine and steel string guitar icon John Fahey. At the age of 24, Robb produced and played accompaniment on Fahey's 1984 release "Let Go", which received a four-star review by Rolling Stone and let to numerous subsequent collaborations for which Robb served as Fahey's producer and session guitarist.
With more than 15 releases under his name, Robb's recordings feature many award winning collaborations. He has toured internationally sharing the stage with such artists as Buddy Guy, Steve Miller, BB King, Joe Cocker, Leo Kottke and many more all-stars. -
Special guest Adam Scramstad, joins Terry for this special evening of fingerstyle guitar, roots & blues music. Adam is an award winning Acoustic/Electric Finger-style & Blues Musician. A strong and creative Songwriter, Scramstad’s repertoire also covers a broad range of early American Folk/Blues artists’ works – such as: Son House, Bukka White, Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Lightning Hopkins, Blind Blake, John Fahey, Elizabeth Cotton.
Although he maintains a focus on Solo Acoustic Delta Slide & Country Blues (both vocal and instrumental), Adam also regularly performs with Blues Guitar Legend Terry Robb (Adam’s Producer & Mentor)– as an acoustic duo as well as slinging electric guitar in the acclaimed Terry Robb Band. You can hear Adam’s rhythm & lead electric guitar work throughout the 2012 Terry Robb Band release “Muddyvishnu”.
The Upstairs Lounge is a licensed restaurant and bar, doors open at 6 pm for dinner service, the concert starts at 7:30 pm. Please note this is a LISTENING VENUE