banjo duet

Molly Tenenbaum (Mystery, Joy, and Old Time Banjo) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is old time banjoist and poet Molly Tenenbaum.

Tunes we’ll play:
Sail Away Ladies
Sikepa Inongwa Mukaye
Betsy
Roscoe’s Gone
Such a Gittin Upstairs
Bonus Track: Jack Wilson

Visit Molly's website for her old time music albums and poetry: https://mollytenenbaum.com/
Augusta Old Time Week: https://augustaheritagecenter.org/old-time/
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Cameron DeWhitt's website: http://www.camerondewhitt.com/
Listen to Think Outside the Box Set: http://boxset.website 

Brooks Masten (Banjo Builder) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Brooks Masten. The banjo builder!

Tunes we’ll play:
Sandy River Belle
Barlow Knife
Rats Gone to Rest
Rocking in the Weary Land
Cumberland Gap
Bonus Track: Moist and Musty

Brooks' Website: https://www.brooksbanjos.com/
Contact Brooks: brooksbanjos@gmail.com
Follow Brooks on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brooksmasten/  
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Ken Perlman (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 Ken Perlman. The Ken Perlman!

Tunes we’ll play:
Billy in the Lowlands
Folding Down the Sheets
Squirrel Hunters
Grover Jones Waltz
Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase
Bonus Track: Jerusalem Ridge

Frails and Frolics: http://kenperlman.com/frails-frolics/
or CD Baby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/kenperlman2
Ken’s Website: http://kenperlman.com/
Ken’s work on the music of Prince Edward Island: http://kenperlman.com/pei-fiddling-materials/
Attend one of Ken’s camps: http://kenperlman.com/music-camps/
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William Seeders Mosheim (Maker of Banjos and Tunes) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is William Seeders Mosheim, of Seeders Instruments and Carling and Will! We recorded this in front of a live audience at Black Creek Fiddlers’ Reunion, and I’ve been eager to share it with everyone who couldn’t make it in person! Big thanks again to Teri and the gang for hosting us! 

Tunes we’ll play:
Fort Smith Breakdown
Red Prairie Dawn
Cherokee Shuffle
Spotted Sandpiper
Black Creek
Bonus Track: Bee’s wings
 

Get a custom banjo or guitar from Seeders Instruments: http://seedersinstruments.com/
Get a Seeders banjo from The Music Emporium: http://themusicemporium.com/banjos/perpage/24/manufacturer/Seeders  
Carling and Will's website: http://carlingandwill.com/      
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Listen to Think Outside the Box Set: http://www.boxset.website/    

Agnes Brogeby, Erling Bronsberg, Kristian Herner, Lydia Malmqvist (My New Swedish Pals) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! I have a lot of friends this week! Agnes Brogeby, Erling Bronsberg, Lydia Malmqvist, and Kristian Herner, from the bands The Rockridge Brothers, Six String Yada, and Friendly Neighborhood Stringband. And they’re all from Sweden! This session was thrown together pretty last minute, late in the week during Clifftop, but it was exactly what I needed after a week of pretty cerebral interviews and tunes. We basically played a bunch of Old Time song chestnuts, and we had a blast. 

Tunes we’ll play:
Train on the Island
Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key
Katie Dear
Walk Along John to Kansas
Gospel Plow
Bonus Track: The Strike Song from Pajala

Six String Yada at the South Side Cavern in Stockholm: https://www.facebook.com/events/132744920703813/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22messaging%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22attachment%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%7B%7D%7D]%22%7D

The Rockridge Brothers (Kristian Herner) http://rockridgebrothers.com/ https://www.facebook.com/rockridgebrothers/

Buy their albums: https://itunes.apple.com/se/artist/rockridge-brothers/id283781304

Six String Yada (Erling and Agnes) http://www.sixstringyada.com/ https://www.facebook.com/sixstringyada/

Buy their albums: http://www.sixstringyada.com/album/

Friendly Neighbourhood Stringband https://www.facebook.com/FriendlyNeighbourhoodStringband/

Bonefaas Banjos: http://www.johannesbonefaas.com/

Hilarie Burhans (Queen of Burhania) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is clawhammer banjoist, restaurateur, and queen of Burhania, Hilarie Burhans. We recorded this episode at the Brandywine Revival Festival, and I’m really excited for you to hear it! Hilarie is one of my very favorite humans; she’s charming and generous and hilarious, and I think she’s responsible in no small part for the quality of the culture of Old Time Music, which is mostly why I play, so I feel a lot of gratitude and respect for her.

Oh, and Hilarie Burhans is badass at the banjo. She’s one of the best. Her rhythm is unstoppable, her tone is incredible, and the way she adapts fiddle melodies to the banjo, I think, makes her one of the musically wisest players in the old time community. You have to have a real insight into what makes a tune special to make it sing on the banjo the way Hilarie can.  

Buy Hotpoint Stringband’s albums: http://www.hotpointstringband.com/music/4590975104 
Follow Sugar Pie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janehilariekelliesabra/ 
Buy Sugar Pie’s album A Message From Home: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/sugarpie2# 
Subscribe to Hilarie’s youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/clawhammerlady 
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool 

Tunes we’ll play:
Cumberland Gap
Avalon Quickstep
Squirrel Hunters
Jeff Sturgeon
Missing You All the Way Home
Bonus Track: Jane and Hilarie’s Tune
 

Seth Swingle (Old Banjo Tunes in Rare Tunings) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This is a very special episode of Get Up in the Cool, because my guest is Seth Swingle. We recorded this interview at Clifftop last year, very late in the festival. Seth was actually my eighth recording that week, so when he said he wanted to showcase solo banjo music in weird tunings, I said, so you mean I don’t have to learn any tunes? I can just sit and listen to you??? I was very excited.

Tunes we’ll play
Shortenin’ Bread
Lost Gander
Buck Creek Gals
Grigsby’s Hornpipe
Whoop ‘Em Up Cindy
Rye Whiskey
Bonus Track: Rebels’ Raid

Buy Seth's new album: http://www.sethswingle.com/store/ 

RSVP to Seth's Old Time Banjo Workshop and Concert (Facebook event) 

Jake Blount (Reparations) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s guest is one of my dearest friends in the Old Time community, Jake Blount, and this is his second appearance on Get Up in the Cool. I love having Jake on the show, because he’s an incredible musician, and he’s uniquely insightful and sometimes incisive about the roots of this music and the way people perceive it and the discrepancies between the two. Jake actually throws a lot of shade in this interview, which is an interesting choice, considering he’s on the show to promote his new EP with Tatiana Hargreaves, no big deal, and some of the things he says might make his audience defensive. 

But every grievance Jake expresses is matched and exceeded with this effusive gratitude, and humility, which he articulates just as eloquently. So, I’m just going to go ahead and encourage you to adopt an open posture while listening to this, because the things Jake has to say are things we need to hear, and no one is going to communicate them as clearly, or as gracefully as he does. If you can do that, you will be touched by this music in the way it’s intended, which is to bring joy, through discomfort. 

Stick around after the interview and I’ll give you a sneak peak at Jake’s new EP. You don’t want to miss it. Here’s my wonderful conversation with Jake Blount, who I like a lot. Enjoy.

Tunes we’ll play:
Indian on a Stump
Snowshoes
Sally Ann
Georgia Belles
Johnny Court the Widow
Bonus Track: Running Home to Doris
 

Jake’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/notjacobnotblunt/ 
Jake’s first episode: http://www.camerondewhitt.com/getupinthecool/jakeblount 
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool 

Spencer Family and Friends (Living Links to the Source) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This episode features a lot of my new friends! Thornton, Emily and Kilby Spencer, Kelly Brieding and Debbie Bramer. Kilby Spencer reached out to me a while back with some recommendations for guests, so I crashed at his and Kelly’s place in Crumpler, North Carolina, and he lined up some amazing guests for me, including Shohei Tsutsumi, whose episode aired last week. 
 
Before my trip, I hadn’t heard a lot of this style of fiddling and banjo playing, so I was pretty blown away when we got started. I’m used to playing this nonspecific, northern, festival-style, so let’s just say I expended a lot effort trying to keep up with these folks. Unfortunately, because there were six of us playing in a living room, this episode was a little more difficult to mix than the average one-on-one session. You only really notice it on a couple songs were the vocals get a bit lost. I hope the energy of the jam makes up for it

Tunes we’ll play:
Sugar hill
Johnson boys
Lost Indian
Eighth of January
Stagger Lee
John Brown’s Dream

Spencer Family and Friends’ bands:
http://whitetopmountainband.com/ 
https://crookedroadramblers.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/crookedroadramblers/ 
http://kelleyandthecowboys.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/Kelley-and-the-Cowboys-349823465031/ 
Field Recorders’ Collective: 
http://fieldrecorder.org/ 
https://fieldrecorder.bandcamp.com/ 
Buy Get Up in the Cool vol. 1:
https://camerondewhitt.bandcamp.com/ 
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Tim Rowell (Will Teach You How to Play Banjo) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! I hope you’re ready for more banjo duets, because this week’s friend is Tim Rowell! Tim’s a fantastic clawhammer banjoist, tune collector, and educator, and we had an awesome time hanging out in Bach Bui’s apartment in Boston. And Bach joins us for most of the tunes, kind of playing fiddle back up while we take the melody; it’s awesome.

Tunes we’ll play:
Spider Bit the Baby
Stump-tailed Dolly
Lost Girl
Glory in the Meetinghouse
Hanings Farewell
Half Irish
Bonus Track: Willot’s Hornpipe

Tim's website: https://timrowell.com/ 
Banjo Camp North: http://musiccampsnorth.com/2017-banjo-camp-north/ 
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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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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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‎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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