Hargus "Pig" Robbins


Oral History Information

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Musician, Keyboardist

Hargus “Pig” Robbins became a member of the Nashville studio group of musicians known as the A Team. As a gifted piano player, Pig gained the attention of producers such as Owen Bradley and Chet Atkins who repeatedly used him to back singers and performers for countless hit recordings. While interviewing Pig it was clear that it might be easier to list the recording artists he did NOT work with either on stage or in the studio. As a result of his prolific career he can be heard on influential recordings that changed the way people thought about the music of Nashville in the 1960s and 70s. It was not all country music; in fact Pig played a range of styles including the blues and rock and roll.