"...one of Chicago's great blues bassists." Bass Player Magazine

Harlan Lee Terson has been a familiar figure on Chicago's musical landscape for 40 years, recording and touring internationally with some of Chicago's greatest blues artists. He has played bass on more than forty five recordings and jingles, two of which have been nominated for the Grammy award. He maintains a busy performing and teaching schedule, contributing his deep, steady groove to various bands and projects.


Harlan Lee Terson On Line Demo


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Recent and Upcoming Highlights

(Detailed Schedule Here)

  • June 11, 2016, Chicago Blues Festival Crossroads Stage with Nora Jean Bruso, 2:30 PM

  • June 12, 2016, Chicago Blues Festival, Petrillo Bandshell, Tribute to Otis Rush, 8:00-9:30 PM

  • August 27, Trinidaddio Blues Festival, Trinidad, Colorado


  • First Tuesday of every month; Check out The Fabulous Fish Heads LIVE and enjoy fresh seafood at Shaw's Crab House in Chicago.

  • Second Tuesday of every month at Shaw's Crab House in Chicago, Dave Specter

  • Thursday blues jam at Rosa's Lounge