"...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 5-9, 2017, Chicago Blues Camp

  • August 25 & 26, 2017, Trinidaddio Blues Festival, Trinidad, Colorado

  • 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 25, 2018, With Dave Specter,Trinidaddio Blues Festival, Trinidad, Colorado