Bob Coltman

US American folklorist, singer, songwriter, guitarist, banjoist and author born Nov. 17, 1937, New Rochelle, NY.

He became a performer in his early teens, playing 5-string banjo, guitar and other instruments. In 1954 and 1955 he traveled in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky, meeting traditional singers and collecting songs. In 1959 Bob traveled in the US west, southwest, and Mexico with skier-climber-singer Bill Briggs, influencing a number of singers who would take part in the folk song revival of the 1960s.

While in Baltimore in 1962, Coltman accompanied country, blues and jazz singer, guitarist and mandolinist Joe Bussard. He recorded 78 rpm releases under his own name and a variety of pseudonyms (Danville Dan, Georgia Jokers, Bald Knob Chicken Snatchers, etc.) for Bussard’s Fonotone Records label.
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JD-200 Bob Coltman - Lonesome Robin album art Bob Coltman Lonesome Robin(LP, Album) Minstrel (3) JD-200 US 1973 Sell This Version
JD-202 Bob Coltman - Before They Close The Minstrel Show album art Bob Coltman Before They Close The Minstrel Show(LP, Album) Minstrel (3) JD-202 US 1975 Sell This Version
JD-205 Bob Coltman - Son Of Child album art Bob Coltman Son Of Child(LP) Minstrel (3) JD-205 US 1976 Sell This Version