Matt Brown (Fiddler! Educator! Producer!) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Matt Brown: old time fiddler, educator, and producer! I’m going to cut to the chase: I’m releasing this now because Matt Brown produced a wonderful new album called On Big Shoulders, and there’s a kickstarter! I’m hoping that after listening to our interview and jam, you’ll be convinced that On Big Shoulders is something worth checking out and supporting. 

On Big Shoulders Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mattbrownsdream/debut-on-big-shoulders-album-celebrates-chicagos-m
On Big Shoulders Website: https://www.onbigshoulders.com/
Matt Brown’s Website: http://www.brownsdream.us/

Tunes We’ll Play:
Fire on the Mountain
Lone Prairie
Polly Put the Kettle On
Piney Woods Gal
The  Hog Went Through the Fence
Bonus Track: Kennedy Rag

 

Devin Forest-Hines (Easy to Hear, Hard to Play) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Devin Forest-Hines, with special guest friend Amelia Baker on guitar. We recorded this in Portland before the Old Time Gathering, about a month and a half ago. Devin chose some really neat tunes for our jam, and I’m pretty sure I’ll keep some of them, especially his version of Shady Grove, which we play towards the end. That’s not clickbait-style rhetoric, I actually liked that tune the best out of all the tunes we played, it just happens to be second to last.

Tunes we’ll play:
Cotton Eyed Joe
Trouble on the Mind
Brad Walters
Laurel Lonesome
Shady Grove
I Don’t Love Nobody
Bonus Track: Flatwoods

Like and follow Cinder Well on FB: https://www.facebook.com/cinderwell/
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool
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Listen to Think Outside the Box Set: https://boxset.website

Brooks Masten (Banjo Builder) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Brooks Masten. The banjo builder!

Tunes we’ll play:
Sandy River Belle
Barlow Knife
Rats Gone to Rest
Rocking in the Weary Land
Cumberland Gap
Bonus Track: Moist and Musty

Brooks' Website: https://www.brooksbanjos.com/
Contact Brooks: brooksbanjos@gmail.com
Follow Brooks on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brooksmasten/  
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool
Like and follow Get Up in the Cool on FB: https://www.facebook.com/getupinthecool/
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Listen to Think Outside the Box Set: https://boxset.website

Jess McIntosh (Suzuki/Crooked Tunes/The Gun Control Ads of Yesteryear) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Jess McInstosh; we recorded this over Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago, the day after I recorded Charlie Walden. We played some of my very favorite tunes and Jess sang the best lyrics to cider I’ve ever heard, and she introduced me to Molly Ban, which is my new favorite trad song. Good music happened, is what I’m trying to say.

Tunes we’ll play:
Cherry River Rag
Sweet Nell
Jeff Sturgeon/Chinquapin Hunting
Cider
Molly Ban/Sullivan’s Hollow
Bonus Track: Little Billy Wilson

Visit Joybird's website: https://www.joybirdmusic.com/ 
and FB page: https://www.facebook.com/joybirdmusic/
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool
Like and follow Get Up in the Cool on FB: https://www.facebook.com/getupinthecool/
Join Get Up in the Cool's FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1675141859177448/
Listen to Think Outside the Box Set: https://boxset.website

Ken Perlman (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 Ken Perlman. The Ken Perlman!

Tunes we’ll play:
Billy in the Lowlands
Folding Down the Sheets
Squirrel Hunters
Grover Jones Waltz
Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase
Bonus Track: Jerusalem Ridge

Frails and Frolics: http://kenperlman.com/frails-frolics/
or CD Baby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/kenperlman2
Ken’s Website: http://kenperlman.com/
Ken’s work on the music of Prince Edward Island: http://kenperlman.com/pei-fiddling-materials/
Attend one of Ken’s camps: http://kenperlman.com/music-camps/
upport Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool  

Charlie Walden (Midwest Fiddling, Old Time Radio, and The Mando Mule) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Charlie Walden. We recorded this at Rupert and Karen’s house in Chicago, so... thanks, new Chicago buddies!

Tunes we’ll play:
Arkansas Traveler
Liberty
Danced All Night With A Bottle In My Hand
Leather Britches
The Girl I Left Behind Me
Wagoner
New Boston Hornpipe
Constitution Hornpipe
Bonus Track: Happy Jack
 

Stuff to plug:
Charlie’s Website: http://charliewalden.com/
And Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/charliewaldenmusic/  
Charlie Walden’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/fiddleboy57
Missouri State Old Time Fiddlers Association: http://missourifiddling.com/
And Bandcamp: https://missourifiddling.bandcamp.com/
The Mando Mule: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh3-SW7KKArBzhgtCkHIa1w
Join the Get Up in the Cool Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1675141859177448/?ref=br_rs

REBROADCAST Spencer & Rains (Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas Fiddling) by Cameron DeWhitt

REBROADCAST from summer 2017. Check their tour dates for new shows!

Come back next week for new episodes!

Tunes we’ll play:
Judge Parker Take These Shackles Off Of Me
Big Springs
Miller Boy
Kash Kersey
Cotton Eyed Joe
Get Up in the Cool
Bonus Track: Ladies’ Fancy

Buy Spencer & Rains' new CD/Book combo, The Skeleton Keys: http://spencerandrains.com/product/the-skeleton-key/ 
Follow Hamlin Street Diner on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hamlinstreetdiner/ 
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool

REBROADCAST Mark Simos (The Other Side of Complexity) by Cameron DeWhitt

REBROADCAST FROM LAST SPRING

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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

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!

Stick around after the jam and I’ll tell you where to hear more of Mark’s music and possibly study with him. Then, for those of you who are interested, I’ll tell you how to support Get Up in the Cool and feel super good about yourself and also get exclusive bonus content. But first, here’s my interview and jam with Mark Simos. Enjoy!

In Memory of Thornton Spencer by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s episode is a rerun, because I’m on vacation in Oregon with my family, but I thought this would be a great opportunity to remember Thornton Spencer. We recorded this interview and jam with him and his family last spring, and Thornton passed on Nov. 25th at the age of 82 after a short battle with cancer. I am so glad that I got the chance to record him when I did. When I set out to make this show, it was just a pretense to invite myself over to people’s houses and play music with them; I didn’t think I would be confronting mortality, or comforting the dying; Thornton’s son Kilby told me that the day before he passed, he listened to this episode twice, and it was the last time he saw him grinning and talking. I still feel pretty humbled and pensive about the whole thing. But mostly, I’m just relieved that I got to meet him and catch a little bit of his music and his story.

Tunes we’ll play:
Sugar hill
Johnson boys
Lost Indian
Eighth of January
Stagger Lee
John Brown’s Dream

Spencer Family and Friends’ bands:
http://whitetopmountainband.com/ 
https://crookedroadramblers.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/crookedroadramblers/ 
http://kelleyandthecowboys.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/Kelley-and-the-Cowboys-349823465031/ 
Field Recorders’ Collective: 
http://fieldrecorder.org/ 
https://fieldrecorder.bandcamp.com/ 
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool

Scott Mathis and Linda Askew (Music from the Tohono O'odham Nation) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Scott Mathis and Linda Askew, and they brought with them GuAchi music from the Tohono O’odham nation! We recorded this in the middle of Clifftop week at Keith McManus’ tent down in the swamp.

Tunes we’ll play:
Pinto Beans
Ali Oidak Polka
Valse de los Panos
Mi Suegra Apreta Mis Botas
Polka De Rafa
Deschutes Or Lose It
Bonus Track: Wish I Had My Time Again

Buy Gu-Achi Fiddlers - Old Time O'odham Fiddle Music: http://www.canyonrecords.com/shop/index.php?app=ecom&ns=prodshow&ref=CR-8082

Contact Scott Mathis to get his and Linda's music: mandowork@msn.com

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

Joel Brown (Folk Punk, Crooked Tunes, and Community) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Joel Brown! This interview was recorded in August at Joel’s house in Portland, OR, when I was in town to see my family. We talked about how OT is the most punk-rock genre and our mutual love for crooked tunes. But mostly we connected about the unrivaled sense of community in OT music, a topic I’ve yet to get tired of. Oh, and we play some great, notey tunes. 

Tunes we’ll play:
Johnny Come Along
Rats Gone to Rest
Roses in the Morning
Sally Johnson
Poor Little Johnny’s Gone to War
Hell on the Nine Mile
Bonus Track: Crooks Brothers Breakdown

Support Get Up in the Cool: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool 
Listen to my other podcast, Think Outside the Box Set: https://boxset.website/

Chris Dalnodar & Andy McLeod (Live at the Philadelphia Podcast Festival) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Chris Dalnodar and Andy McLeod, and we recorded this interview and jam in front of a live, modestly-sized audience at the Philadelphia Podcast Festival.

Tunes we’ll play:
Billy in the Lowland
Take Those Lips Away
Peep O’ Day
Brenda’s Blues
Beaumont Rag
The Ozark Waltz
Bonus Track: Cabo Verdranos Peca Nove

Buy Dalnodar & McLeod: https://dalnodarmcleod.bandcamp.com/
Buy Andy's music: https://andymcleod.bandcamp.com/
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool

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/
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool
Like and follow Get Up in the Cool on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/getupinthecool Check out Beartown Banjos: http://beartownbanjo.com/

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/
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool
Like and follow Get Up in the Cool on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/getupinthecool
Check out Beartown Banjos: http://beartownbanjo.com/

Candace Showalter (Rockbridge 2017) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Candace Showalter! If you want to hear us play Three Forks of the Cheat, this week’s bonus track, go to camerondewhitt.com and click the patreon button. Once you’re there, you can sign up to regularly support the show, and one of the rewards you can sign up to receive is access to the secret, weekly bonus track blog! And once you’ve listened to this week’s bonus track, you can listen to all the bonus tracks from previous episodes! And of course, I’ll update it with each new episode, every week. 

Tunes we’ll play:
Lost Goose
Farewell to Trion
Cranberry Rock
Grey Owl
Winderslide
Red Prairie Dawn
Bonus Track: Three Forks of the Cheat

Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool
Think Outside the Box Set: https://boxset.fireside.fm/

Sasha Hsuczyk and Lyle Werner (Marcus Martin Tunes) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! These week’s friends are Sasha Hsuczyk and Lyle Werner from The Leveetoppers! When I asked what tunes they wanted to play, they said Marcus Martin tunes! It’s been awhile since we had a good old fashioned fiddler study on Get Up in the Cool, so I’m proud to bring back the edutainment.

Tunes we’ll play:
Happy Hollow
Sandy River
Jenny Ran Away in the Mud in the Night
Walking the Water
Polly Put the Kettle On
Bonus Track: Original Grey Eagle

The Leveetoppers on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theleveetoppers/ (stay tuned for January tour dates if you live between New Orleans and Philly!)
The Leveetoppers on Bandcamp: https://theleveetoppers.bandcamp.com/album/fishtown-stomp 
The Wasted Lives FB: https://www.facebook.com/thewastedlives/ 
The Wasted Lives on Bandcamp: https://thewastedlives.bandcamp.com/album/the-wasted-lives 
Esther Rose on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theWildWildRose/ 
Esther Rose on Bandcamp: https://estherrosemusic.bandcamp.com/releases 
Todd Day Waits’ Pigpen’s Website: http://tdwpigpen.com/ 
FRC’s Marcus Martin collection: https://fieldrecorder.bandcamp.com/album/frc-502-marcus-martin-recordings-from-the-collection-of-peter-hoover 

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/    

Hen's Teeth (Jane Rothfield and Nathan Bontrager) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Jane Rothfield and Nathan Bontrager, AKA Hen’s Teeth! We played some old time music that I’m excited for you to hear. We recorded this interview a few months ago at Clifftop, and I’ve been saving it for a special occasion, which this certainly is, because it’s the last week of Get Up in the Cool month! 

Tunes we’ll play:
Coondog
Day Four Jig/Day Four Reel
Chilly Winds
Sports Are Sports
Sullivan’s Hollow
Bonus Track: Tuffet

Stuff to plug: 
Hire Hen’s Teeth: http://www.janerothfield.com/untitled-c6sa 
Buy Off the Cuff and on the Fly: https://hensteethduo.bandcamp.com/releases 
Hen’s Teeth on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hens-Teeth-905763856138217/ 
Sign up for Janie’s Jumpstart: http://www.janiesjumpstart.com/ 
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: http://patreon.com/getupinthecool 

Hunter Walker (Dulcimer Ambassador) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Hunter Walker from Long Point String Band, with special guest guitarist and also friend Brian Bell! Hunter plays the mountain dulcimer, an instrument I haven’t had much exposure to, so… I’m probably not qualified to say this, but I think he’s probably the best. I heard him play for the first time the night before we recorded this and I had an immediate, physically emotional reaction. The man’s music is breathtaking. And when it’s not breathtaking, it’s super fun and clever. I'm excited for you all to hear it!

Tunes we’ll play:
Hangman’s Reel
Shelvin’ Rock
Marlboro County
So Sang the Mountain
Maysville
Bonus track: Piney Woods

Long Point String Band's Self-titled album: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/longpointstringband 
Like and follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/longpointstringband/?ref=br_rs
Subscribe to their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxa_uACCXmbtwD9j3c8xq0g 
Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool 

Agnes Brogeby, Erling Bronsberg, Kristian Herner, Lydia Malmqvist (My New Swedish Pals) by Cameron DeWhitt

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! I have a lot of friends this week! Agnes Brogeby, Erling Bronsberg, Lydia Malmqvist, and Kristian Herner, from the bands The Rockridge Brothers, Six String Yada, and Friendly Neighborhood Stringband. And they’re all from Sweden! This session was thrown together pretty last minute, late in the week during Clifftop, but it was exactly what I needed after a week of pretty cerebral interviews and tunes. We basically played a bunch of Old Time song chestnuts, and we had a blast. 

Tunes we’ll play:
Train on the Island
Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key
Katie Dear
Walk Along John to Kansas
Gospel Plow
Bonus Track: The Strike Song from Pajala

Six String Yada at the South Side Cavern in Stockholm: https://www.facebook.com/events/132744920703813/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22messaging%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22attachment%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%7B%7D%7D]%22%7D

The Rockridge Brothers (Kristian Herner) http://rockridgebrothers.com/ https://www.facebook.com/rockridgebrothers/

Buy their albums: https://itunes.apple.com/se/artist/rockridge-brothers/id283781304

Six String Yada (Erling and Agnes) http://www.sixstringyada.com/ https://www.facebook.com/sixstringyada/

Buy their albums: http://www.sixstringyada.com/album/

Friendly Neighbourhood Stringband https://www.facebook.com/FriendlyNeighbourhoodStringband/

Bonefaas Banjos: http://www.johannesbonefaas.com/