Fathas Day with The Muthas, Sunday, June 16, 7:30 pm

Sorry Muthas that is!

When discussing plans for Fathers’ Day with the intended guest of honor, say the words “West Bank” to him and watch his reaction.  If he gets real quiet and seems to have a wistful look in his eye, you need to celebrate Fathers’ Day with him at the Cedar Cultural Center, Sunday evening, June 16 at 7:30pm.

The “West Bank” has been the hub around which the acoustic music scene in the Twin Cities has revolved for several decades.  Papa John Kolstad, one of the shakers and movers of that scene has put together a wonderful gathering for that evening, featuring the music and the musicians who were pivotal in developing the musical reputation of that portion of Minneapolis.

The gathering has been called to celebrate the CD release of the album Mill City Blues originally released in 1971 and featuring Papa John and Soupy Milton.  The album has been out of print for years and has never been available in CD format.  There’s a stack of them on the counter as you walk in at Homestead.

To help in the celebration, Papa John has called on his band mates from The Sorry Muthas who while calling Minneapolis home, toured throughout the country in the late 60s and early 70s.  Joining them will be many other performers who experienced that era first hand as well as several musicians who were prevented by the accident of birth from participating at that time, but who are very much a part of the Twin Cities acoustic music scene today.

In the order in which they come to mind, you will be hearing from Papa John Kolstad, Judy Larson, Cal Hand, Bob Stelnicki, Rod Bellville, Gary Schulte, Amanda Hand, Bill Smith, Cadillac Kolstad, Katey Bellville and Marilyn Hand.  You, as an acoustic music lover, probably recognize every name, and with a gathering of this nature and magnitude, I’m sure there will be a few more names on the list by the end of the evening.

Anyone who has a father, is a father or just plain enjoys good music should plan on being at the Cedar Cultural Center, Sunday, June 16 preferably with your father.  Doors open at 7:00.  The fun begins at 7:30.  (Well actually it began 50 years ago, but it’s never too late to catch up).  See You There!  And check the photo – weren’t they a prophetic looking bunch.

Sorry Muthas




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