Robben Ford has received six Grammy and one Blues Music Award nominations over his career and was named one of the 100 greatest guitarists of the 20th century by Musician Magazine. He has worked with the likes of Miles Davis, Bonnie Raitt, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Gregg Allman, John Scofield, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Tom Scott, as well as his brothers in the Charles Ford Band, among other legendary performers.
He has utilized a number of guitar stylings over his career, from jazz to rock, pop to blues, all of them unique and innovative in his hands. “I go for very big and very real guitar sounds, with no more than a little delay and reverb,” he explains. “I like a great guitar through a great amp, and from there I’m golden.” He discography has an amazing thirty-five discs under his own name and with others, with his most recent solo effort Into The Sun released in 2015.
Robben Ford’s stage shows are just as captivating as his recordings. He will be returning to Portland to play a show at The Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta Street, on Friday, June 17 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available at albertarosetheatre.com for $35.00 advance and $37.00 day of show. This event is open to all ages, with minors permitted when accompanied by a parent or guardian.