Papa John Kolstad

What do you make or do?
Blues and Swing Music

Artist Bio:
This talented graduate of Berklee College of Music performed as a soloist at the Smithsonian Bicentenial Folk Life Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Winnipeg and others. Papa John has been Artist in Residence at Rutgers University, DeKalb University and the University of Minnesota.

Papa John was the founder of the band The Sorry Muthas who played across the country in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Papa John, Cal Hand, Bill Hinkley, and Judy Larson of The Sorry Muthas recorded with Rosalie Sorrels on the 2009 Grammy nominated album “Strangers In Another Country” a tribute to their friend U Utah Phillips.



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