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 319: Stillhouse Junkies (Off the Clock Music)

    October 5th, 2022  |  1 hr 15 mins
    banjo, bluegrass music, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, octave mandolin, old time fiddle, old time music, original songs, twin fiddling

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Stillhouse Junkies. We recorded this in September at my home in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 318: Bill Meyer (Old Time in the 70's and 80's)

    September 28th, 2022  |  43 mins 40 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 Bill Meyer. We recorded this last week at his home in Seattle.

  • Episode 317: Daniel Ullom (Old Time Mandolin, Guitar Dads, and Ella Haley)

    September 21st, 2022  |  48 mins 39 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, mandolin, old time mandolin, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Daniel Ullom. We recorded this last week at his home in Puyallup, Washington.

  • Episode 316: Josie Toney (Contra Dance Band Names, Paying Kids for Music, and Whether or Not Fiddling Is Cool)

    September 14th, 2022  |  44 mins 5 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, flat pick guitar, flatpicking, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, original songs

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Josie Toney! We recorded this at the home of Rachel Baiman and George Jackson in Nashville in August.

  • Episode 315: Joe Overton (Punk to Old Time Pipeline and Southern Identity)

    September 7th, 2022  |  48 mins 29 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 Joe Overton! We recorded this at the home of Rachel Baiman and George Jackson in Nashville in August.

  • Episode 314: Hemlock & Hickory (Dakota Karper and Brendan Hearn)

    September 1st, 2022  |  51 mins 19 secs
    5-string banjo, banjo, cello, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time cello, old time fiddle, old time music, original tunes

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Dakota Karper and Brendan Hearn of Hemlock & Hickory! We recorded this at Clifftop back in August.

  • Episode 313: Janie Rothfield (Clifftop '22)

    August 24th, 2022  |  43 mins 37 secs
    banjo, banjo duet, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, original tunes

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Janie Rothfield! We recorded this at Clifftop a few weeks ago.

  • Episode 312: Jerron Paxton (Parable Telling, Palatable Truth, and Raggin' It)

    August 17th, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min
    3-finger banjo, banjo, bones, classic banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, ragtime, ragtime banjo, rhythm bones

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Jerron Paxton! We recorded this back in July in Port Townsend, Washington.

  • Episode 311: Cary Lung (Old Time Mandolin, Counterpoint, and Kenny Hall)

    August 10th, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
    backup guitar, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, fiddle tunes, kenny hall, mandolin, old time guitar, old time mandolin, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Cary Lung, with special guests Maya Whitmont and Clyde Curley! We recorded this back in July in Port Townsend, Washington.

  • Episode 310: Nic Gareiss (Upbuilding, Pleasure, and Harm Reduction)

    August 3rd, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle tunes, flatfooting, michigan music, old time banjo, old time music, old time songs, percussive dance, queer theory

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Nic Gareiss! We recorded this back in June in Lansing, Michigan, right after Earful of Fiddle Music & Dance Camp.

  • Episode 309: Madeline Levy (feat. Bertram Levy)

    July 27th, 2022  |  37 mins 6 secs
    back-up guitar, banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, 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 Madeline Levy, with special guest Bertram Levy! We recorded this a few weeks ago in Port Townsend, Washington.

  • Episode 308: Sophie Wellington (Live at Earful of Fiddle '22)

    July 20th, 2022  |  51 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, clogging, fiddle, flatfooting, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, twin fiddling

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Sophie Wellington, with lots of special guests! We recorded this back in June in Rodney, Michigan at Earful of Fiddle Music and Dance Camp in front of a live audience of campers and staff. Special thanks to Kris Stableford, Bruce Bauman, and Nic Gareiss for hosting a live podcast taping and for creating such a lovely camp!

  • Episode 307: Rollie Tussing (Pop Tunes From the 20's and 30's)

    July 13th, 2022  |  32 mins 22 secs
    blues, clawhammer banjo, fingerstyle guitar, old pop songs

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Rollie Tussing. We recorded this back in June in Rodney, Michigan at Earful of Fiddle Music and Dance Camp.

  • Episode 306: Rachel Reeds (Cape Breton Fiddling)

    July 6th, 2022  |  38 mins 19 secs
    banjo, cape breton fiddling, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, original tunes, shetland tunes

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Rachel Reeds. We recorded this back in June in Rodney, Michigan at Earful of Fiddle Music and Dance Camp.

  • Episode 305: Lindsay McCaw (Jolly Tunes)

    June 29th, 2022  |  40 mins 45 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, hornpipes, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, polkas, rags

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Lindsay McCaw. We recorded this last week in Rodney, Michigan at Earful of Fiddle Music and Dance Camp.

  • Episode 304: Betsy Brown (Fiddle Mentors)

    June 22nd, 2022  |  41 mins 51 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 Betsy Brown. We recorded this two weeks ago in her home in Seattle.