Scotty Leach (Keeps Coming Back to 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 Scotty Leach! Scotty was one of the first names on my list when I started asking people to be on my show, because he was basically the first friend I made at my first Clifftop. That was almost 4 years ago, and I think playing with Scotty that week was yet another point of no return for me and my relationship with Old Time music. Scotty’s fiddling… the best way I can think to describe it is “flippantly brilliant.” Case in point: he won first prize in the Morehead fiddling contest last year playing a tune he learned in a jam right before he went on stage. But more than just his fiddling, I really like him. I would go visit Scotty even if he wasn’t an old time musician, which is like the main reason I visit people any more. It was really neat to hear Scotty’s story. Somehow, a lot of the details were new to me, so once again, I’m glad for the pretense of this show to get to know my friends better. 

Tunes we play:
Julianne Johnson
Mose Coffman’s Lost Indian
Katydid
Don Messer’s Breakdown
L&N Rag
Altamont
Bonus Track: Bill Brown

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