Papa John Creach

po_Creach-Papa-JohnPapa John Creach (born John Henry Creach; May 28, 1917 – February 22, 1994) was an American blues violinist.

He played for Jefferson Airplane (1970–1972), Hot Tuna, Jefferson Starship, Jefferson Starship – The Next Generation, the San Francisco All-Stars (1979–1984), The Dinosaurs (1982–1989), and Steve Taylor. Creach recorded a number of solo albums and was a frequent guest at Grateful Dead and Charlie Daniels Band concerts. He was a regular guest at the early annual Volunteer Jams, hosted by Charlie Daniels, which exposed him to a new audience that was receptive to fiddle players.