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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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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. 

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Check out Stephen’s fiddling in these bands:
https://sethmartinandthemenders.bandcamp.com/ 
https://psalters.bandcamp.com/ 
http://weareonthewater.com/

Jane Rothfield (Chasing the Old Time Muse) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s featured friend is very dear to me, and I’m sure to many of you as well: fiddler, banjoist, tunesmith and vessel of the Old Time muse, Jane Rothfield. Also, joining us as accompanists are Peter Oswald on cello and Alan Carr on guitar. Between Jane’s whimsical talent, Peter’s unparalleled thoughtfulness and taste, Alan’s deep and diverse musical wisdom and, I like to think, my enabling spirit, we had quite the jam. I think you’re gonna like it!

Check out Jane's website: http://www.janerothfield.com/

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Nikos Pappas (Kentucky Fiddling) by Cameron DeWhitt

UPDATE:

This episode was recorded at the Appalachian String Band Festival in August 2016 and released on October 12, 2016. In July 2017 Pappas pled guilty to charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. In November 2017 he was sentenced to serve six years in federal prison.

The rest of the show notes are the complete original post from October 12, 2016. His album Lost in the Lowlands has been removed from June Appal Recordings; the link no longer works.

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend was named Kentucky Master Fiddle Player by The National Endowment of the Arts, and I’m real proud to have him on the show. His name is Nikos Pappas, and he’s got trills for days. Also, he’s got his PhD in Musicology and Ethnomusicology, so by the end of this episode, you’ll know what a “negative tropism” is and how to use it in your day to day life. But, academic as he is, Nikos has a very earnest love for this music and its history; you can hear it in his playing and his stories. You’re really going to like this one.

Check out Nikos Pappas' Lost in the Lowlands: https://www.appalshop.org/store/june-appal-recordings/nikos-pappas-lost-in-the-lowlands/  

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David Bass (Round Peak Fiddling) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool! Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. October is Get Up in the Cool month, which means I’m sharing my conversations and jams with all of Old Time’s heaviest hitters, and in exchange, I’m asking you, my listeners, to help me share the show on Facebook, rate the show on iTunes, and generally use all your collective influence to make Get Up in the Cool break the internet. Also, if the spirit moves you, please sign up to be a sustaining supporter of Get Up in the Cool on Patreon. If you sign up by the end of October, you’ll get a best of 2016 CD, and you’ll get to help me decide what’s on it.

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Jody Kruskal (Old Time Concertina) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is concertinist Jody Kruskal. If you don't know what a concertina is, that's normal—Jody will explain everything, just know that you're in for treat. Jody Kruskal is definitely one of my favorite people to play with; when I’m wandering around at night at the festivals I listen for that unique quality that only jams with concertinas can have; it’s like you meeting a german hiker on the appalachian trail; foreign but compatible.

Check out Jody's website: http://jodykruskal.com 

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Check out Jody's Gamelan: http://www.gamelansonoflion.org

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Luke Chohany (Baltimore Boys Part II) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to episode 12 of Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s episode is the second installment in the Baltimore Boys trilogy, featuring Luke Chohany: a fantastic old time and bluegrass guitarist, and I gotta say… he really does have a lovely voice; we take a sweet little break from being rowdy boys and Luke sings a couple and it is fine, fine, fine singing. 

Check out Luke's new music: https://stringsound.bandcamp.com/ 

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Alex Kramer (Alex Kramer) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Alex Kramer. When we recorded this I really didn’t know anything about him, but I knew that I liked his playing quite a bit and I perceived him to be a bit of an eccentric. I’ll let you be the judge of that. We were unable to come up with an official theme for our jam, but here’s a sampling of what you can look forward to in the next hour:

  • We play Isham Monday’s Old Time Fire on the Mountain
  • I have a moment of pride when I successfully make it through a particularly squirrely tune
  • Alex explores the obstacles of starting your own religion
  • I make the following cultural references and take their ubiquity for granted:
    • Kristen Wiig, the Transporter movies, PT Cruisers
  • And at one point, Alex says, “Come on, old paint, lets get up this hill.” And for some reason, I can’t stop thinking about it.

All that’s to say, this one’s a real mix-tape, musically and conversationally, but it’s all good, and I’m glad you get to be a fly on the wall for what is essentially our first of hopefully many hangs. Stick around after the interview to find out how to hear more of Alex’s music, how to support Get Up in the Cool and where to listen to this week’s Bonus Track.

Alex Kramer, everybody. Enjoy!

5 Mile String Band:

http://5milestringband.bandcamp.com/

Alex’s Website:

http://www.alexkramermusic.com/

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Deb Justice (Hammered Dulcimer in Old Time Music) by Cameron DeWhitt

Hi friends! I hope you’re all ready to Get Up in the Cool, by which I mean, get transported to a magical fairy land because this week for episode 10 Deb Justice brought her hammered dulcimer. Deb has her PhD in ethnomusicology, so she’s real nerdy about this stuff, which, as you should know by now, is very welcome on this show! Also, she’s quite snarky, because she has to be; there’s a social cost to playing hammered dulcimer in the old time community, which I don’t understand, because it’s a captivating instrument, but I’ll let her explain that in more detail.

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Deb Justice, everybody. Here it comes.

Keith McManus (Honorary Mayor of Clifftop, actual Mayor of Greensboro, PA) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool, Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week, I’m proud to present Episode 7, featuring Keith McManus, honorary mayor of clifftop, actual mayor of Greensboro, Pennsylvania. Also joining us are Jim Meckley and Vince Farsatta from Keith’s band, Stewed Mulligan, on guitar and banjo, respectively, as well as Mike Hall filling in on Bass.

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Click here for details on the Greensboro, PA Art Blast: http://www.natgreene.org/art-blast-on-the-mon.html 

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Brian Slattery (I learned this tune from...) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool, episode 6, wherein I jam and chat with renaissance man Brian Slattery. I really love the theme of this episode: Brian doesn’t learn old time tunes from source recordings, so he chose tunes that he learned from specific people, in person. In a way, Brian is more old time than my nerdiest guests (God bless them); his sources are all relational. Also, he lets the folk process do its work; Brian likes to say that he isn’t “precious” about “what the tune is.”

Big thanks to Harry Bolick and Pat Schories for hosting this episode at their beautiful home and feeding us wonderful food. Stick around after the interview for details on how to support the show and get access to this week’s bonus track: another tune from my jam with Brian and Harry with the ever-so-quaint title: Rats Gone to Rest.

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Ryland Burhans (C Tunes/Is This Tune Racist?) by Cameron DeWhitt

This is Get Up in the Cool Episode 4: A New Hope. This is actually the first episode I recorded, and I’m so glad that my first guest was the mischievous and charismatic Ryland Burhans. He was the very first person to respond when I began to look for guests, and he’s a real chatty Cathy, so that was helpful, because I had never interviewed anyone before.

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

Today we have a very special friend on the show, Harry Bolick. This year Harry released his book of transcriptions called Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930s, and we’re going to play a few tunes from it. These tunes are really interesting; definitely a departure from your typical Appalachian stuff. 

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Check out Harry's Website: http://mississippifiddle.com

Get the book at the University Press of Mississippi: http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1839

or Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mississippi-fiddle-tunes-and-songs-from-the-1930s-harry-bolick/1121843180 

or Amazon (so many options!): https://www.amazon.com/Mississippi-Fiddle-Tunes-Songs-American/dp/1496804074 

Download the recordings from Bandcamp: https://harrybolick.bandcamp.com

or order discs from: http://mississippifiddle.com.