old time

Leigh Rudner (Cello in Old Time Music) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is old time cellist, Leigh Rudner!

Tunes we’ll play:
Johnny Court the Widow
Sail Away Ladies
Elk River Blues
Down in the Willow Garden
Rockingham Cindy
Bonus Track: Julianne Johnson

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Ida Mae Specker (Live at Black Creek Fiddlers' Reunion) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Ida Mae Specker! We recorded this in front of a live audience at Black Creek Fiddlers’ Reunion a few weeks ago.

Tunes we’ll play:
Boil Them Cabbage Down
June Apple
Hanged Man’s Reel
Cumberland Gap
Arkansas Sheikh
Bonus Track: Indian War Whoop

Ida Mae Specker’s website: https://www.idamaespecker.com/
And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/idamaespeckermusic/
John Specker’s website: https://www.johnspecker.com/
The Speckers on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thespeckers/
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Dara Weiss (Old Time Songs) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Dara Weiss, from All Day Breakfast Stringband! We recorded at Black Creek about a week and a half ago. Thanks for having us, Black Creek! This episode is all songs, and I’m going to try to get a better ratio of songs to tunes in the future because this was so much fun! 

Songs we’ll sing:
Darling Where You Been So Long
Railroad Bill
The God That Never Fails
Lonesome Blues
Hang Me
Bonus Track: A Roving On a Winter’s Night

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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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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

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 

Buy Stewed Mulligan's CD's here: http://www.stewedmulligan.com/

Bach Bui (Mack Blalock Tunes via James Bryan) by Cameron DeWhitt

Hello Friends! This is episode 5 of Get Up in the Cool, wherein one of my favorite people ever, Bach Bui, plays James Bryan playing Mack Blalock; I’ll let Bach explain the details. Suffice it to say, you probably haven’t heard these tunes, as they are mostly extinct in jams, and unavailable digitally. Enjoy!

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Recorded at Black Creek Fiddler's Reunion 2016

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.

Brad Kolodner (New Takes on Old Tunes) by Cameron DeWhitt

Part One in the "Baltimore Boys" series, wherein I jam with the friends (and tenants) of Brad Kolodner. We discuss growing up in the household of hammered-dulcimer titan, Ken Kolodner, and play some of their best modern takes on traditional tunes. This episode features three clawhammer banjo duets, which you don't hear everyday (hopefully). There's an exciting tension to these recordings; lining up bum-diddies (the basic clawhammer stroke) is no easy task. But I think we made something special, and I hope you agree. Also, I found out Brad's a straight-up DJ! Dude's pro in an interview; I've got a lot to learn.

Recorded at Brad's Place in 2016