Get Up in the Cool

Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends

About the show

Get Up in the Cool features conversations and musical collaborations with some of Old Time music's heaviest hitters, like Ken Perlman, Adam Hurt, Spencer & Rains, and Jake Blount. As an interviewer, Cameron balances an effusive curiosity for the potential of traditional music with a dogged respect for its origins. Serving as audience surrogate, Cameron asks illuminating questions to Old Time's best and brightest while telling the larger story of the tradition's modern era.

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Episodes

  • Episode 217: Linda Danielson (Oregon Old-Time Fiddling)

    October 21st, 2020  |  49 mins 17 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, oregon old time fiddling, oregon old-time fiddling

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Linda Danielson! We recorded this last weekend in person, socially distanced, in her carport in Eugene, Oregon.

  • Episode 216: Karen Celia Heil (Dork Demographics, Visiting the Geezers, and The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention)

    October 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Karen Celia Heil! We recorded this last week over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 215: Alex Sturbaum (Newfoundland tunes, Loomings, and Mitch McConnell)

    October 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    banjo, bouzouki, clawhammer banjo, guitar, mandola, old time music, old-time music, transatlantic music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Alex Sturbaum! We recorded this a couple days ago in front of my house, over 6 feet apart.

  • Episode 214: Rachel Dunaway (Old Time Banjo)

    September 30th, 2020  |  42 mins 31 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo. old time banjo, fiddle, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, old-time banjo, old-time fiddle, old-time guitar, old-time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Rachel Dunaway! We recorded this a couple weeks ago over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 213: Ian Boone (Has to Be the Only Person with this Banjo Origin Story)

    September 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 19 mins
    clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, old-time banjo, old-time fiddle, old-time guitar, old-time music, two-finger banjo

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Ian Boone! We recorded this in person on Monday evening on my front porch, 6 feet apart with masks.

  • Episode 212: Matt Brown (Two-Finger Banjo)

    September 16th, 2020  |  55 mins 47 secs
    2-finger banjo, 5-string banjo, banjo, clawhammer banjo, guitar, old time banjo, old-time banjo, old-time guitar, two finger banjo, two-finger banjo

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Matt Brown! We recorded this last week over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 211: Leela Grace (Family Bands, Songwriting, and Undoing Bad Music Education)

    September 8th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    acapella, banjo, clawhammer banjo, minstrel banjo, old time music, original music, original songs, traditional music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Leela Grace! We recorded this last week in person in her backyard, a little more than six feet apart.

  • Episode 210: Aaron Jonah Lewis (Classic Banjo and Ragtime)

    September 2nd, 2020  |  58 mins 39 secs
    banjo uke, classic banjo, fiddle, fiddle rags, old time music, piano, ragtime

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Aaron Jonah Lewis and special guest accompanist Grace van’t Hof! We recorded this in June for Earful of Fiddle Music and Dance Camp, over Zoom in front of a lovely Zoom audience.

  • Episode 209: Grace van't Hof (Pop, Country, and Queerness in the Early 20th Century)

    August 26th, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, country music, early 20th century music, minstrel banjo, old time music, ukulele

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Grace van’t Hof! We recorded this via Skype a few weeks ago and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 208: Maddie Witler (Mandolin in Old Time and Lateral Learning)

    August 19th, 2020  |  48 mins 16 secs
    banjo, banjo duet, clawhammer banjo, clawhammer duet, mandolin, old time music, willie nelson

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Maddie Witler! We recorded this via Skype last week and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 207: Nicole Singer (Traditional Unaccompanied Singing)

    August 12th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins
    acapella, old time music, traditional songs, unaccompanied singing

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Nicole Singer! We recorded this via Skype two weeks ago and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 206: Rupert Deese (Far Flung Fiddle Contest)

    August 5th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, fretless banjo, guitar, harmonica, minstrel banjo, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time harmonica, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Rupert Deese! We recorded this in person in July in front of my home in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 205: Tatiana Hargreaves (Music For Others and Music For Yourself)

    July 28th, 2020  |  53 mins 37 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Tatiana Hargreaves! We recorded this via Skype last week and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 204: Brandi Pace (Decolonizing the Music Room)

    July 22nd, 2020  |  1 hr 20 mins
    banjo duet, black string band music, clawhammer banjo, jazz, old time banjo, old time guitar, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Brandi Pace! We recorded this via Skype last week and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 203: Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer (Hold Each Other Up)

    July 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins
    banjo, cello banjo, clawhammer banjo, clawhammer uke, old time music, uke, ukulele

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer! We recorded this via Skype last week and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 202: Josh Larios (Explains Low-Latency Online Jamming)

    July 8th, 2020  |  57 mins 13 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Josh Larios! We recorded this via JamKazam last week, Josh in Seattle, me in Portland, and unlike my recent Skype episodes, we played the musical portions at the same time, while hearing each other, and this episode is all about how that is possible!