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Ethan Hawkins (If You're Not Having Fun, You're Not Doing it Right) 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 my favorite flat-pickers, songwriters, and old time musicians, Ethan Hawkins. I met him at Mt. Airy a couple years ago, and immediately got a big ol’ crush on him. He’s a very good guitarist, with a dreamy voice, and he’s a very animated performer, so I’m really glad I got him on video. Oh, did I not mention that? Check out Get Up in the Cool's Facebook page and you'll find some videos from this episode. 

Tunes we'll play: 
Josie-O
New Harbor
How’s Your Family Been? (what’s the official title?)
Winderslide
Greasy Coat
Road to Malvern
Bonus Track: Grigsby’s Hornpipe

http://www.iamgailanne.com/
http://www.jubals-kin.com/

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

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That Radiolab episode I mentioned:
http://www.radiolab.org/story/debatable/

Shohei Tsutsumi (Old Time in Japan/Appalachian Studies) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Shohei Tsutsumi. He recently moved from Osaka, Japan, to Boone, North Carolina for an Appalachian Studies program at Appalachian State. We talk about what led him to do so, as well as the thriving Bluegrass and Old Time scene in Japan. Also, Dave Wood, the academic program director of Shohei’s program, joins us on guitar. 

Subscribe to Shohei's youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/OldTimerjp 

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Tunes we’ll play:
forgot the first tune's title sorry guys i'm the worst
Cotton Eyed Joe
Red Bird
Grey Eagle
Old Joe Clark
Bonus Track: Soldier’s Joy

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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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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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 
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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 

Alan Kaufman (The Songsmith) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! I hope you enjoy Alan Kaufman: Episode 2; the Songsmith. Last week we played his original tunes, this week we’re singing his original songs. Enjoy!

Buy Alan and Don's CD, All in Good Time: http://peapatchmusic.com/ 
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool 
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Like and follow Alan Kaufman's kid's jam: https://www.facebook.com/BBUkidsjam 
Buy Martha Burn's CD, Old-Time Songs: http://marthaburns.net/ 

Alan Kaufman (The Tunesmith) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s and next week’s friend is Alan Kaufman! Also joining us is Don Stratton on guitar, who will be featured in his own episode in the near future. Alan is a tunesmith and a songsmith; while most of us make withdrawals from the traditional music bank, Alan makes regular deposits. This week’s episode is dedicated to his original fiddle tunes and next week we’ll play and sing his original songs. Alan possesses that rare combination of whimsy and thoughtfulness necessary to make the perfect neo-traditional tune. If you play Old Time, maybe try to learn a few from this episode. I especially recommend learning “Five Bales of Hay.”

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Buy Alan and Don's CD, All in Good Time: http://peapatchmusic.com/ 

Stephen Landis (Fiddle Hermit) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. How are you doing? It’s been a rough week. I know I’ve been feeling anxious, pent up. Some of you have been binge listening NPR and Facebooking yourselves to sleep; just leaning into to the discomfort. Others of you, like me, have been checking out. Deleting social media apps on your phone, engaging in lots of escapism; maybe overeating a bit. This week’s guest, Stephen Landis, is a close friend of mine, and I often look to him when I’m contemplating how to be; which is why I’m releasing his interview now, even though I only recorded it a week or so ago. Also, Stephen introduced me to Old Time, and I’m very grateful to him. Not just for teaching me my first tunes, but for sharing his reverence for the tradition. 

Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon:
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Check out Stephen’s fiddling in these bands:
https://sethmartinandthemenders.bandcamp.com/ 
https://psalters.bandcamp.com/ 
http://weareonthewater.com/

Ron Buchanan (Square Dance Tunes) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. The Old Time community is of full of internal rock stars. Some of them realize how impressive they are and they act accordingly, and I’m not trying to throw shade, I think everyone appreciates a little well-earned swagger. But for every conspicuous virtuoso, there are dozens of humble, unassuming musicians who are utter revelations on their instruments. 

My guest today, Ron Buchanan, is an Old Time bodhisattva. He’s one of the warmest, gentlest souls in the community; he’ll play with anyone, anytime, and thank them for it. But nobody plays the fiddle like Ron. He’s especially good at breathing life into tired, overplayed tunes. In the latter half of the show we play Spotted Pony, Arkansas Traveler, and Soldier’s Joy, basically Free Bird, Stairway to Heaven and a third culturally relevant example. It was like playing them for the first time again. Ron loves old time music, and he plays it with a joyfulness that is thoroughly earned. 

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