jake blount

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
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 

Jake Blount (African American Fiddle Music) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Episode 8 of Get Up in the Cool, Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week I’m proud to present my interview and jam with Ethnomusicologist, Fiddler, Banjo player, and BFF Jake Blount. This week’s theme is African American Fiddling! Jake has access to private recordings Mike Seeger made of prominent black fiddlers; so he learned these rare tunes and now you can hear them! That’s right, this is another Get Up in the Cool exclusive!

Rise Again by Jake Blount and Emma Joy: https://jakeandemma.bandcamp.com/

Durang's Hornpipe by Moose Whisperers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExgpKGmcjDo

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Recorded at Black Creek Fiddlers Reunion 2016