On Confessin' My Dues, Terry Robb draws on his deep knowledge of Delta blues, ragtime and swing in 13 original compositions ranging from blistering instrumental blues and stunning ragtime fingerpicking to soulful singing backed by a powerhouse rhythm section. From country blues to Coltrane, ragtime to Hendrix, Americana to American Primitivism, Confessin’ My Dues will captivate listeners with its melodic and rhythmic invention and musical virtuosity. The album marks Robb's 15th solo recording, and represents a lifetime of musical influences and experiences.
In his Vintage Guitar review of Confessin’ My Dues, noteworthy music critic Dan Forte writes “Robb demonstrates blues’ expansiveness, and his own versatility, not on a travelog of covers but on an album of originals. And it’s difficult to think of anyone who could pull that off as well...In Terry Robb’s hands, it not only all makes sense, it makes perfect blues sense.”
“Every release that Terry Robb puts out is a cause to celebrate,” says Greg Johnson, president, Cascade Blues Association. “There are not many guitarists in the blues or any genre that you can come by that are as detailed and clever with their creativity. Confessin’ My Dues is yet another example of Terry Robb doing what he does best – leaving us with a sense of awe and joy with every note he plays. It’s a winning formula that continues to lead the pack.”
Terry Robb (acoustic and resonator guitar, vocals); Dave Captein (standup bass) and Gary Hobbs (drums) featured on tracks 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 and 12; Adam Scramstad (electric rhythm guitar) and Stuart (backing vocals) featured on track 12.
All songs written by Terry Robb (NiaSounds) except “How A Free Man Feels” written by Robb and Stuart (NiaSounds), and “Now Vestapol” written by Terry Robb, John Fahey, Robert Wilkins and a traditional song. Produced by Terry Robb. Executive Producer Stuart. Recorded at Falcon Recording Studios, Portland, Ore. Engineered by Dennis Carter. Mastering by Brian Gardner. Photography by Stuart. Album design by Chris Thompson.