Genevieve Koester (Live at the Old Town School of Folk Music)

Episode 162 · October 2nd, 2019 · 58 mins 19 secs

About this Episode

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! It’s the first week Get Up in the Cool month; I’ve been saving up some very exciting interviews in hopes that you’ll be moved to support the show. Which is why this week’s friend is Genevieve Koester, Illinois fiddler extraordinaire and daughter of Gary Harrison. Also joining us is special guest guitarist Smith Koester. We recorded this in front of a live audience at The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, Illinois. Thanks for having us out, Old Town! And thanks to everyone who came out.

Tunes in this episode:
Old Aunt Polly Shot the Mad Dog Down
Pappy Taylor’s Groundhog
Jump in the Well Pretty Little Miss
Molly Kiss Your Darling
Hay Mow
Bonus track podcast: Description of the term “Boinker Hang,” Cacklin’ Hen, and Audience Q&A

Buy the Pride of America album on CD Baby:
Buy the Dear Old Illinois Book and Albums:
Study Fiddle with Genevieve Koester at The Old Town School of Folk Music:

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The Old Town School of Folk Music:
Field Recorders’ Collective:

Genevieve and Smith are playing two square dances, a jam, and a house concert in Kalamazoo next weekend!

October 12, 7:30pm:Oshtemo Grange Contra Dance and Squares

October 13, 2:00pm: Second Sunday acoustic jam at the Old Dog Tavern

October 13, 7:00pm: House Concert and jam with Genevieve and Smith Koester (email [email protected] to RSVP with “October 13 Concert RSVP” in subject line)

October 14, 7:30pm: Square Dance with Genevieve and Smith Koester and caller Dwayne Johnson at Peoples Church

This episode is brought to you in part by the Kauai Old Time Gathering! They have a special message for you. Aloha y’all. Tickets are on sale for the 3rd Annual Kauai Old Time Gathering this November 22-24. Workshops and performances by Magnolia Sisters, Lone Piñon, Evie Ladin, Jane Rothfield and Shona Carr as Little Missy, and lots of local Hawaiian artists. Head over to []( for more information and to reserve a bed or a campsite in the beautiful mountains of Kauai. Lots of music and lots of dancing with Cajun two-step, old time bailes nuevomexicanos and square dancing. Get your tickets now!

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