"...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)

  • September-October, 2017, European Tour with Tad Robinson & Dave Specter

  • October, 2017, Delmark Records recording session with Marty Binder, Steve Freund, Tad Robinson and Ken Saydak. To be released March, 2018

  • March 16, 2018, Release of Rockwell Avenue Blues Band, Back To Chicago on Delmark Records

  • June 8, 2018, Rockwell Avenue Blues Band, Chicago Blues Festival Crossroads Stage, 1:30 PM

  • June 8, 2018, Dave Specter, Chicago Blues Festival Crossroads Stage, 2:45 PM

  • August 24, 2019, Rockwell Avenue Blues Band,Trinidaddio Blues Festival, Trinidad, Colorado

  • February, 2019, Delmark Records recording session with Dave Specter

  • June 2-7, 2019, Chicago Blues Camp

  • October, 2019, Delmark Records releases Dave Specter's Blues From The Inside Out