Aaron Olwell (Juggling Traditions) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Aaron Olwell! We recorded in Charlottesville, Virginia on my recent trip South. Aaron is a fantastic fiddler and clarinetist, and I’m sure he plays lots of other things too. In fact, I think we met in a jam at my first Clifftop, and he was flatfooting while playing a double slide whistle. That was years ago, and it was the middle of the night, but I’m pretty sure that was Aaron. Anyway, there’s no antics in today’s interview, just some neat tunes of Aaron’s choosing, some hot fiddling, some ambitious banjo playing, a very unique cumberland gap, and a little chat about what makes Aaron tick. 

Tunes we’ll play:
Bumblebee in a Jug
Lost Girl
Knoxville Rag
Cumberland Gap
Magnolia One-Step
Bonus Track: Grey Eagle

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Ruth Rappaport and Ben Wetherbee (Old Time Family Band) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Ruth Rappaport and Ben Wetherbee. We recorded our jam in Bach Bui’s apartment during my Patreon-funded Boston trip a couple months ago. Ruth and Ben are a delightful mother and son duo! It was super fun and inspiring to hang out with them and imagine forming my own family band some day. I’m excited for you to hear it!

Tunes we’ll play:
Rueben’s Train
New River Train
Lee Highway Blues
Which Side Are You On?
Lonesome Road Blues
Uncle Ned’s Waltz
Bonus Track: Women Wear No Clothes At All

Which Side Are You On: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g4U40moIZk 
Ruth’s site: http://www.ruthrappaportmusic.com/ 
The Hoot Owls: http://www.thehootowls.com/ 

Sophie Enloe (Portland Old Time Part II) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is fiddler Sophie Enloe; we recorded this at her house in Portland when I was home for Christmas. She chose a bunch of bonkers tunes that I fully intend on actually learning someday. Especially Sift the Meal and Save the Bran.

Tunes we’ll play:
Cold Frosty Morning
Bonaparte’s Retreat
Christmastime in the Morning
Sift the Meal and Save the Bran
Lost Girl

Bonus Track:
Bile Dem Cabbage Down

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Gabrielle Macrae (Old Time in Portland, OR) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Gabrielle Macrae, of The Horsenecks and The Macrae Sisters!

The Horsenecks (mention CD and UK tour): http://www.horsenecks.com/ 
Old Sledge by The Macrae Sisters: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/macraesisters 
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Dotty Moore (Suzuki Refugee) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friends are Dotty Moore on fiddle and special guest accompanist, Jordan Rast, on guitar. Dotty didn’t have any particular theme in mind, so we threw a set together last minute, which I think added a pretty fun dynamic to the music and conversation. On the spectrum between jam and performance, this episode leans jam, but it’s a really hot jam! Which I think is the best case scenario for Get Up in the Cool.

Dotty’s soundloud: https://soundcloud.com/fiddlebot
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool

Tunes we play:
Devil Ate the Groundhog
Walkin’ in My Sleep
Gone to the Free State
The Blackest Crow
Policeman
George Booker

Bonus Track:
Can You Dance a Tobacco Hill?

Chris Dalnodar (Ragtime Apologist) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is fiddler Chris Dalnodar, and he brought with him a very serious topic: people should learn to play rags at old time jams and not be afraid of flat keys. And, you guys, I think he makes a pretty compelling case. 

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Jordan Rast (Growing Up Old Time) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is fiddler and songwriter Jordan Rast. Jordan grew up going to clifftop, and he shared a lot of fun stories that I vicariously enjoyed. Most people sort of stumble upon or wander into Old Time Music, but Jordan was raised on the stuff. It’s always interesting, hearing people like Jordan talk about this music; he’s not a fanatic, like most folks who find Old Time as adults, like me. To Jordan, it’s just sort of a given, more akin to going home to visit your folks. He has an appreciation for the tradition that’s had time to settle, but the  Old Time is rooted a lot deeper in him than it is in most folks. 

Buy Jordan’s album Cowboy Money: https://jordanrast.bandcamp.com/ 
Visit Jordan’s YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanRastMusic 
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool 

Tunes we’ll play:
Huldy in the Sinkhole
Unknown title Rhys Jones learned from John Summers
Making Shivers
Three Forks of the Cumberland
Over the Waterfall
Bonus Track: Sadie at the Backdoor

Carl Baron (The Fiddlers of Central West Virginia) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s episode is very special to me; it’s my interview and jam with Carl Baron. My friend Stephen Landis, former and probably future guest of the show, taught me my first tunes, but Carl Baron hosted my first old time jam, and that’s when, for better or worse, my life took a turn. He’s another one of those people that I’ve spent a lot of time with and barely know, because we’re too busy playing tunes to talk. 

So I learned a lot about Carl in this interview, and not just through our verbal conversation. Before recording this episode, I mostly associated him with the chestnuts that are typically played at the mermaid inn jam in Germantown, Philadelphia. Playing one on one with Carl is a much different experience; his old time palette is very sophisticated and he draws from a deep well of musical knowledge and experience. And the man likes some quirky tunes. 

Tunes we play: 
Rickett’s Hornpipe
Black Cat in the Briar Patch
Little Rose
Old Christmas Morning
Yew Piney Mountain
Bonus Track: L&N Rag

Contact me to buy Carl's CD's: getupinthecool@gmail.com
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Deb Shebish (Joe Dawson's Fiddle Tunes) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Deb Shebish, and she’s brought with her a handful of tunes and sweet memories of the late fiddler from Bloomington, Indiana, Joe Dawson. As transmitters of the tradition, we’re simultaneously channeling our sources, while becoming the source for someone else. Joe Dawson’s impact wasn’t far reaching, but it was deep, and thanks to good, faithful people like Deb Shebish, his influence is just going to keep growing. And it’s going to mix with Deb’s influence, which is extremely far reaching and just as deep. 

http://debshebish.com/
https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool
http://www.drfiddle.com/

Tunes we'll play:
Paddy Won't You Take a Drink of That Good Old Cider
Lady of the Lake
Indiana Waltz
Fisher’s Hornpipe
Betty and Beauty

And Bonus Track:
Pretty Polly

Don Stratton (Original Northern Flavor) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is fiddler Don Stratton, and he has some original old time tunes to share with a northern flavor. We recorded this in Alan Kaufman’s cabin during the Fiddlin’ Bear festival at Lake Genero in the Poconos; making it the final installment of that day’s marathon recording session. 

Most of the tunes in this episode are featured in Don’s CD with former guest of the show, Alan Kaufman, so if you want to hear the studio versions, go to peapatchmusic.com and order a copy or download the album. It’s a very good CD; there’s some really inspired stuff in there, including my new tune crush, Don’s original melody titled New Harbor, which we play in this episode.

Don's website: http://www.don-stratton.com/
Don and Alan's All in Good Time CD: http://www.peapatchmusic.com/
Don's contra dance band: http://www.reddogriley.com/
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool
Field Recorder's Collective: http://fieldrecorder.org/

Click here for sheet music for Don's tune New Harbor!
And click here to contact Don and Alan to get a copy of their All in Good Time book.

‎Ludvig Drevfjäll (Old Time Infatuation) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is the award winning clawhammer banjoist, old time fanatic, and fiddler, ‎Ludvig Drevfjäll. I’m really glad I had the opportunity to ask him about his story, because usually when we get together, we get straight to banjo playing and there’s not a lot of talking. 

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Trip Henderson (Old Time Harmonica) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This episode is a great departure from the fiddling you can expect to hear on this program, because my guest is Trip Henderson and his bag of harmonicas. We talk about the harmonica’s role in old time music, which led Trip to invent my new favorite word, which is: banjoistically. Also, we talk briefly about the Old Time community’s brief love affair with Tim Kaine, which in retrospect is just bittersweet to hear. 

Stillhouse Serenade https://www.facebook.com/stillhouseserenade/ 
Chittlin Cookers https://www.reverbnation.com/chittlincookers 
Whistling Wolves https://www.facebook.com/The-Whistling-Wolves-104690952925436/ 
Trip's Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/tripharmonica 
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David Deacon (Kentucky Fiddle Tunes) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is David Deacon, and he curated a nice handful of Kentucky fiddle tunes for us to play! We recorded this at the Brandywine Revival Festival last summer, hidden away up the path near a still pond with a lot of mosquitoes. You can still hear some distant jams from the other side of the holler, and a very alarming bullfrog makes an appearance. 

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Bertram Levy (Pioneer of Melodic Clawhammer Banjo) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is one of the first people I met at my first ever Clifftop, melodic clawhammer banjoist Bertram Levy. We recorded this late in the week at the Keith McManus tent, so there’s a lot of background noise, but I think it makes a nice, bustling ambiance for our competing bum-diddies. And trigger warning: this episode is all banjo duets.

Check out Bertram's website: http://bertramlevy.com/
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Andrew Finn Magill (Live at The Random Tea Room) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is the virtuosic and eclectic fiddler, Andrew Finn Magill. We recorded this interview and jam in front a live audience at The Random Tea Room in Philadelphia back in November. Finn is an extremely talented musician with a seemingly bottomless well of interesting stories and experiences. So, he’s basically a dream guest for Get Up in the Cool. And I don’t want to spoil anything in the intro, so I’ll just say that we get into some non-old time shenanigans which I’m always down for. 

Finn's Tour Dates and CD's for sale: http://www.andrewfinnmagill.com/
Like Andrew Finn Magill on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewfinnmagill/
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Best of 2016 by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This is the best of 2016 episode! I spliced together some of my favorite musical and conversational moments from last year, and I gotta say, I’m a lot better at it than those facebook algorithms. Sometime in the next couple months I’m going to make a Best of 2016 CD, and it’s going to have these tunes and a lot more, all remixed and shiny.

If you want to check out those full episodes, here are the guests’ names, in order, so you can search for them on your podcatching apps:

Adam Hurt on banjo http://www.adamhurt.com/
Harry Bolick on fiddle and vocals http://harrybolick.com/
Jody Kruskal on concertina jodykruskal.com/ 
Luke Chohany on guitar and vocals https://stringsound.bandcamp.com/releases
Rachel Junior and Helen Dana la Fleur on fiddle, viola, and vocals, respectively https://www.facebook.com/sicksadandlonesome/
Alex Kramer on fiddle http://www.alexkramermusic.com/ 
And Nikos Pappas on fiddle https://www.appalshop.org/store/june-appal-recordings/nikos-pappas-lost-in-the-lowlands/ 

REBROADCAST: Harry Bolick (Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930's) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week is another rebroadcast of an old episode, my interview and jam with Harry Bolick. I wanted to take advantage of my brief pause in posting new content to give this episode a little more love and care. Specifically, I’m slightly better at mixing than I was when I originally released this, so I tweaked a few settings and now the music sounds better. 

I’m going to keep this intro short and let Harry speak for himself. All I’ll say is that I have an enormous amount of respect for him and his musical interests and ambitions, and when the coup succeeds and Mississippi Fiddle music reigns supreme over all of Old Time, I will be among the assenting voices and I will gladly bow.

Stick around after the interview and I’ll tell you where to get Harry’s music, both recorded and printed. Then I’ll tell you how you can support Get Up in the Cool and join the exclusive inner circle of people who listen to each week’s bonus track, or the even more exclusive circle of people who get mp3’s of the tunes from each episode. 

I hope you enjoy Harry’s stories and the music he’s collected. Take a listen! 

Buy the recordings:
https://harrybolick.bandcamp.com  
Buy the book:
http://mississippifiddle.com 

REBROADCAST: Brad Kolodner (New Takes on Old Tunes) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. I’m currently on vacation in Oregon, doing Christmas with my family and recording Portland area old time players for the show, which, by the way, thank you, faithful listeners, for connecting me with some really big names in the scene out here; I hope to come back to Philly with some awesome interviews and music to share with you all. 

Anyway, I’m taking a little break from posting new episodes. Not because I’m behind schedule: I’ve actually been keeping up with my goal to record 4 interviews a month since the summer. I was worried that there would be a dry spell outside of festival season, but so far, that has not been the case. Turns out Old Time players are always down to play tunes and talk about Old Time. Who would have guessed?

So, this is a rerun of my episode with Brad Kolodner. I wanted to post it again for a couple reasons.

First: Ken and Brad have a new CD out called The Swift House, which you should buy. More details on how to buy that after the interview.

Second: The newer episodes of Get Up in the Cool sound better because I’m better at mixing now. I wanted to give Brad’s episode the same treatment. 

Stick around after the interview to find out how to support Get Up in the Cool and hear when Brad’s playing near you and how to buy his music. A quick clarification to my patreon supporters: you won’t be charged this episode or any other rerun, and I won’t typically release rewards for these episodes for the same reason. Once again, don’t worry, I’ll start airing new episodes again sometime in January. 

I hope you all like banjo duets. Here’s my jam and interview with Brad Kolodner. Enjoy!

Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool 
Buy Ken and Brad’s the Swift House:
http://www.kenandbrad.com/store/p4/The_Swift_House%E2%80%8B%E2%80%8B_%28Pre-Release_-_Ships_Jan_3%2C_2017%29.html 
Buy Charm City Junction’s album:
http://www.charmcityjunction.com/store.html 
Buy Adam’s Hurt’s album Artifacts:
https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/adamhurt5 

Gordon Arnold (Old Time Cello) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This is the last episode of 2016! As awful as this year has been, what with the fascists and the celebrity deaths, I’ve had such a great time recording this show; I think it became a real coping mechanism for me, honestly. I hope it’s been helpful for you, too. This week I’m sharing my jam and chat with Old Time cellist, Gordon Arnold. Gordon is super adventurous, which you know I love, but he’s also very rooted in the tradition. 

Gordon’s contradance band: http://www.ripthecalico.com/ 
Rip the Calico on FB: https://www.facebook.com/RipTheCalico/ 
Richmond New Year’s Eve dance: https://www.meetup.com/Norfolk-Contra-Dance/events/233798144/ 
Buy Babes in the Woods by Snow Hill Strings: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/snowhillstrings 
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: http://patreon.com/getupinthecool/ 
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Rachel Eddy (Inclusivity and Jam Etiquette) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Rachel Eddy! She wanted to talk about inclusivity and etiquette in Old Time sessions, which we sometimes touch on in this show, but Rachel approaches the topic with a lot more nuance and intention, and I really appreciated what she had to say! 

Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: http://patreon.com/getupinthecool/ 
Rachel’s website: http://www.racheleddymusic.com/ 
Ken and Brad’s new album, featuring Rachel: http://www.kenandbrad.com/store/ 
The Early May’s kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1290206309/chase-the-sun-the-early-mays-new-cd?ref=project_link