original tunes

Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones (A Trip to Dittyville) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! Many of you already know this week’s friends, because they’re some of Old Time’s most active performers, educators and recording artists: Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones. We met at the Portland Old Time Music Gathering a couple months ago, and ever since, I’ve been thinking a lot about they said in our interview, both verbally, and musically. 

Tunes we’ll play:
Blackie and Emma / Rolling in the Dust
Ain’t It Crazy How Things Don’t Go
Halloween Wedding March
Pretty Little Widder
Kingdom Come
Bonus Track: Eadle Alley

Erynn and Carl's website: http://dittyville.com/ 
The Swannanoa Gathering's website: https://www.swangathering.com/
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Bitter Bloom (Domenica Romagni and Mark Harris) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are cellist Domenica Romagni and guitarist Mark Harris from Philadelphia’s own Bitter Bloom. We played some great tunes I’d never played before, like Quit That Tickling Me and Brown Button Shoes, as well as an original that just might be the crookedest tune I’ve ever played.

Tunes we’ll play:
Quit That Ticklin' Me
Sal’s Got Mud Between Her Toes
Dishes Need Washed
Brown Button Shoes
Marcus Martin’s Grey Eagle and Horseshoe Bend
Bonus Track: Lost Boy

Like Bitter Bloom on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BitterBloomMusic/
Bitter Bloom’s website: https://www.bitterbloommusic.com/
Bitter Bloom on Bandcamp: https://bitterbloom.bandcamp.com/releases
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Jake Blount and Cameron DeWhitt (Live at John Salmon's House PART II) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s episode is part II of my show with Jake Blount at John Salmon’s house. Once again, this is a bit of a departure from the normal format of the show, in that there’s no interview, just tunes and tune introductions. But, also once again, I promise the music is excellent. And we’ll be back to our regular programming next week. 

Tunes we’ll play:
Chilly Winds
We’re Gonna Hunt the Buffalo
Hunting the Buffalo
Raleigh and Spencer
Johnny Court the Widow
Running Home to Doris
Bonus Tracks: (IT’S A SECRET, BUT THERE’S TWO OF ‘EM!)

Jake’s website: http://jakeblount.com/
Buy Jake’s EP with Tatiana Hargreaves, Reparations: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/jakeblount
Like and follow Jake on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/notjacobnotblunt
Like and follow The Moose Whisperers on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MooseWhisperers/
Come see Jake and I play in DC at the Hamlin Street Diner: https://www.facebook.com/events/374422282985888/
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Jake Blount and Cameron DeWhitt (Live at John Salmon's House) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Jake Blount, and today’s episode is a show that we played as a duo in Philly at John Salmon’s house. 

Tunes we’ll play:
Rolling River
Tie Your Dog Sally Gal
Georgia Belles
44 Gun
Over the Flatlands
Dull Chisel
Block Captain
Bonus Track: Last of My Kind

Jake’s website: http://jakeblount.com/
Buy Jake’s EP with Tatiana Hargreaves, Reparations: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/jakeblount
Like and follow Jake on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/notjacobnotblunt
Like and follow The Moose Whisperers on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MooseWhisperers/
Come see Jake and I play in DC at the Hamlin Street Diner: https://www.facebook.com/events/374422282985888/
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Check out Beartown Banjos: http://beartownbanjo.com/

William Seeders Mosheim (Maker of Banjos and Tunes) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is William Seeders Mosheim, of Seeders Instruments and Carling and Will! We recorded this in front of a live audience at Black Creek Fiddlers’ Reunion, and I’ve been eager to share it with everyone who couldn’t make it in person! Big thanks again to Teri and the gang for hosting us! 

Tunes we’ll play:
Fort Smith Breakdown
Red Prairie Dawn
Cherokee Shuffle
Spotted Sandpiper
Black Creek
Bonus Track: Bee’s wings
 

Get a custom banjo or guitar from Seeders Instruments: http://seedersinstruments.com/
Get a Seeders banjo from The Music Emporium: http://themusicemporium.com/banjos/perpage/24/manufacturer/Seeders  
Carling and Will's website: http://carlingandwill.com/      
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool 
Listen to Think Outside the Box Set: http://www.boxset.website/    

Hilarie Burhans (Queen of Burhania) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is clawhammer banjoist, restaurateur, and queen of Burhania, Hilarie Burhans. We recorded this episode at the Brandywine Revival Festival, and I’m really excited for you to hear it! Hilarie is one of my very favorite humans; she’s charming and generous and hilarious, and I think she’s responsible in no small part for the quality of the culture of Old Time Music, which is mostly why I play, so I feel a lot of gratitude and respect for her.

Oh, and Hilarie Burhans is badass at the banjo. She’s one of the best. Her rhythm is unstoppable, her tone is incredible, and the way she adapts fiddle melodies to the banjo, I think, makes her one of the musically wisest players in the old time community. You have to have a real insight into what makes a tune special to make it sing on the banjo the way Hilarie can.  

Buy Hotpoint Stringband’s albums: http://www.hotpointstringband.com/music/4590975104 
Follow Sugar Pie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janehilariekelliesabra/ 
Buy Sugar Pie’s album A Message From Home: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/sugarpie2# 
Subscribe to Hilarie’s youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/clawhammerlady 
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Tunes we’ll play:
Cumberland Gap
Avalon Quickstep
Squirrel Hunters
Jeff Sturgeon
Missing You All the Way Home
Bonus Track: Jane and Hilarie’s Tune
 

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 
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool 

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

Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon:
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That Radiolab episode I mentioned:
http://www.radiolab.org/story/debatable/

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.

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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