original fiddle tunes

Ellen and Pete Vigour (Uncle Henry's Favorites) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Ellen and Pete Vigour from Uncle Henry’s Favorites! They came up from Charlottesville for the Brandywine Revival and I was happy to be able to steal them away for a minute. You’ll get to hear their musical and romantic origin stories, some great tunes and songs, excellently performed, and an old timey definition of the word spooning. So stick around for that. 

Tunes we’ll play:
Come Take A Trip In My Airship/Kennedy Rag
Walking In My Sleep
Don’t Let My Ramblin’ Bother Your Mind
Halfway Pond
Way Down in Union County
Kiss Me Quick
Bonus Track: Nashville Jailbreak

Uncle Henry’s Favorites’ website: http://unclehenrysfavorites.com/
and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/unclehenrysfavorites
Pete’s website: http://vigourmusic.com/
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Listen to Think Outside the Box Set: http://boxset.website

Riley Calcagno (Wants to Hang Out Backstage) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Riley Calcagno of The Onlies, and more recently of Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno. We recorded this interview at the East Vancouver Old Time Social about a month and a half ago in front of a live audience, and because it was part of the festival, our interview was a bit shorter than a normal episode; we didn’t want to cut into the show upstairs. But I promise the time is densely packed with great music and conversation that more than makes up for its brevity.

Tunes we'll play:
Old Man Gone
Lost Girl
Sal Won’t You Marry Me
Irish Polka
Cups and Mugs
Bonus Track: Susan’s Gone

Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno's website: http://vivandriley.com/
and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vivandriley/
Vivian Leva's website: https://vivianleva.com/
and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vivianleva/
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Listen to Think Outside the Box Set: http://boxset.website  

Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones (A Trip to Dittyville) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! Many of you already know this week’s friends, because they’re some of Old Time’s most active performers, educators and recording artists: Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones. We met at the Portland Old Time Music Gathering a couple months ago, and ever since, I’ve been thinking a lot about they said in our interview, both verbally, and musically. 

Tunes we’ll play:
Blackie and Emma / Rolling in the Dust
Ain’t It Crazy How Things Don’t Go
Halloween Wedding March
Pretty Little Widder
Kingdom Come
Bonus Track: Eadle Alley

Erynn and Carl's website: http://dittyville.com/ 
The Swannanoa Gathering's website: https://www.swangathering.com/
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Bitter Bloom (Domenica Romagni and Mark Harris) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are cellist Domenica Romagni and guitarist Mark Harris from Philadelphia’s own Bitter Bloom. We played some great tunes I’d never played before, like Quit That Tickling Me and Brown Button Shoes, as well as an original that just might be the crookedest tune I’ve ever played.

Tunes we’ll play:
Quit That Ticklin' Me
Sal’s Got Mud Between Her Toes
Dishes Need Washed
Brown Button Shoes
Marcus Martin’s Grey Eagle and Horseshoe Bend
Bonus Track: Lost Boy

Like Bitter Bloom on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BitterBloomMusic/
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Scott Mathis and Linda Askew (Music from the Tohono O'odham Nation) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Scott Mathis and Linda Askew, and they brought with them GuAchi music from the Tohono O’odham nation! We recorded this in the middle of Clifftop week at Keith McManus’ tent down in the swamp.

Tunes we’ll play:
Pinto Beans
Ali Oidak Polka
Valse de los Panos
Mi Suegra Apreta Mis Botas
Polka De Rafa
Deschutes Or Lose It
Bonus Track: Wish I Had My Time Again

Buy Gu-Achi Fiddlers - Old Time O'odham Fiddle Music: http://www.canyonrecords.com/shop/index.php?app=ecom&ns=prodshow&ref=CR-8082

Contact Scott Mathis to get his and Linda's music: mandowork@msn.com

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Jake Blount and Cameron DeWhitt (Live at John Salmon's House) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Jake Blount, and today’s episode is a show that we played as a duo in Philly at John Salmon’s house. 

Tunes we’ll play:
Rolling River
Tie Your Dog Sally Gal
Georgia Belles
44 Gun
Over the Flatlands
Dull Chisel
Block Captain
Bonus Track: Last of My Kind

Jake’s website: http://jakeblount.com/
Buy Jake’s EP with Tatiana Hargreaves, Reparations: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/jakeblount
Like and follow Jake on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/notjacobnotblunt
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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/    

Hen's Teeth (Jane Rothfield and Nathan Bontrager) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Jane Rothfield and Nathan Bontrager, AKA Hen’s Teeth! We played some old time music that I’m excited for you to hear. We recorded this interview a few months ago at Clifftop, and I’ve been saving it for a special occasion, which this certainly is, because it’s the last week of Get Up in the Cool month! 

Tunes we’ll play:
Coondog
Day Four Jig/Day Four Reel
Chilly Winds
Sports Are Sports
Sullivan’s Hollow
Bonus Track: Tuffet

Stuff to plug: 
Hire Hen’s Teeth: http://www.janerothfield.com/untitled-c6sa 
Buy Off the Cuff and on the Fly: https://hensteethduo.bandcamp.com/releases 
Hen’s Teeth on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hens-Teeth-905763856138217/ 
Sign up for Janie’s Jumpstart: http://www.janiesjumpstart.com/ 
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Hunter Walker (Dulcimer Ambassador) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Hunter Walker from Long Point String Band, with special guest guitarist and also friend Brian Bell! Hunter plays the mountain dulcimer, an instrument I haven’t had much exposure to, so… I’m probably not qualified to say this, but I think he’s probably the best. I heard him play for the first time the night before we recorded this and I had an immediate, physically emotional reaction. The man’s music is breathtaking. And when it’s not breathtaking, it’s super fun and clever. I'm excited for you all to hear it!

Tunes we’ll play:
Hangman’s Reel
Shelvin’ Rock
Marlboro County
So Sang the Mountain
Maysville
Bonus track: Piney Woods

Long Point String Band's Self-titled album: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/longpointstringband 
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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 
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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
 

Rusty and Nancy Neithammer (Twin Fiddling/Hanging Out with Tommy) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Rusty and Nancy Neithammer! I’ve been trying to get them on the show for quite a while, because they’re the best. And they have awesome stories about hanging out with Tommy Jarrell and Bruce Greene!

Tunes we’ll play:
Cindy
Moonlight
Give the Fiddler a Dram
Neithammer Honeymoon
Polly’s Mountain Kettle
Bonus Track: Aldeline Waltz

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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 
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Mark Simos (The Other Side of Complexity) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Mark Simos, fiddler and professor at Berklee College of Music. I visited him in his home back in February when I took my Boston trip. I didn’t know Mark at all prior to our session, but both Mark Kilianski and Adam Hurt recommended him, so my expectations were high. And I wasn’t disappointed! Mark’s a fantastic fiddler and he has a lot of ideas about what music is and why it’s important; traditional music especially. So, basically the perfect Get Up in the Cool guest. It was nice to not feel like I was being self-indulgent when I wanted to wax philosophical about fiddle tunes, he was right there with me. But, don’t get the wrong idea, this is by no means an overly talky episode. Mark curated a great jam of great versions of great tunes, with an emphasis on effective, intentional simplicity. I’m really excited for you to hear it!

Tunes we’ll play:
Old Aunt Jenny With Her Nightcap On
Old Billy Hell
Poor Little Johnny’s Gone to the War
Duck River
Shaking Down the Acorns
aking Down the ShAcorns
Bonus Track: Run All Night

Mark's CDs:
https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/MarkSimos
http://www.5-string.com/

Mark's songwriting book, Songwriting Strategies: A 360º Approach
(Berklee Press/Hal Leonard 2014)
www.songwritingstrategies.com
www.360songwriting.com - community site (w/book audio files)
https://www.facebook.com/songwritingstrategies/

Mark's blog: 
http://songwriterscompass.wordpress.com/

Mark’s artist/songwriter site
www.devachan.com

The Singer Songwriter Handbook, which features Mark's chapter, "The Performing Songwriter's Dilemma":
http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/the-singer-songwriter-handbook-9781628920291/

Miles of Music camp:
http://www.milesofmusiccamp.com/ 

Berklee’s Summer Songwriting Workshop (June 26 - 30):
https://www.berklee.edu/summer/programs/songwriting

California Coast Music Camp July 9 - 15:
https://www.musiccamp.org/2017

Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon:
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That Radiolab episode I mentioned:
http://www.radiolab.org/story/debatable/

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 
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool

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.