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 404: Calvin Woodring (Old Time Harmonica)

    May 22nd, 2024  |  45 mins 13 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, harmonica, old time banjo, old time harmonica, old time music, old-time

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Calvin Woodring. We recorded this at his home in Madison, Wisconsin.

  • Episode 403: Lillian Werbin (Elderly Instruments)

    May 15th, 2024  |  51 mins 11 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, country music, old time banjo, old time songs

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Lillian Werbin. We recorded this at Elderly Instruments in Lansing, MI.

  • Episode 402: Sweet Milk and Peaches (Midwestern Schottisches, Polkas, and Jigs)

    May 8th, 2024  |  50 mins 26 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, jig, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, polka, schottische

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Liz Voz and Jesse Downs of Sweet Milk and Peaches. We recorded this last week in Viroqua, Wisconsin.

  • Episode 401: Keala Venema (Old Time Fiddle, Shamisen, and Chatting with Instruments)

    May 1st, 2024  |  49 mins 17 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, shamisen

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Keala Venema. We recorded this last week in Lansing, Michigan.

  • Episode 400: Emily Mann (Relaxed, Notey, G Tunes and Nashville Spring Distractions)

    April 24th, 2024  |  55 mins 25 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 Emily Mann. We recorded this yesterday in Nashville at the home of Rachel Baiman and George Jackson.

  • Episode 399: Ian Desiderio (Old Time Jam Democracy)

    April 17th, 2024  |  57 mins 49 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, old time songs

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Ian Desiderio. We recorded this yesterday at my home in Portland, OR.

  • Tomorrow's episode will be delayed until midday; sorry!

    April 16th, 2024  |  26 secs

    Tomorrow's episode will be delayed until midday; sorry!

  • Episode 398: Noa (Bowing Bass and Physical Melodies)

    April 10th, 2024  |  1 hr 11 mins
    banjo, bass, bowed bass, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, fiddle tunes, old time bass, old time music, upright bass

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Noa. We recorded this last week at my home in Portland, OR.

  • Episode 397: The Carolina Rose (Caroline Oakley and Rose Minkler)

    April 3rd, 2024  |  1 hr 8 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, old time songs

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Caroline Oakley and Rose Minkler of The Carolina Rose. We recorded this last week at my home in Portland, OR.

  • Episode 396: Church for Dogs (New Converts to Contra Dance)

    March 27th, 2024  |  1 hr 20 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, contra dance tunes, contra dancing, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, old time piano, piano

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are the members of my new contra dance band, Church for Dogs! Kate Gregory and Jonathan Craig Roberts. We recorded this last week at my home in Portland, OR.

  • Episode 395: Kaden Hurst (Mandolin's Place in Old Time, Gender in Ballads, and Making a Nice Sound)

    March 20th, 2024  |  1 hr 23 secs
    ballad singing, banjo, clawhammer banjo, mandolin, old time banjo, 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 Kaden Hurst. We recorded this last week at my home in Portland, OR.

  • Episode 394: Hal Cannon (Old Time in Utah and Cowboy Music)

    March 13th, 2024  |  1 hr 4 mins
    banjo duet, clawhammer banjo, clawhammer duet, cowboy music, old time music, original songs, original tunes

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Hal Cannon. We recorded this last week at my home in Portland, OR.

  • Episode 393: Kendl Winter (Banjo Mantras)

    March 6th, 2024  |  1 hr 2 mins
    banjo duet, clawhammer banjo, 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 Kendl Winter! We recorded this last week at my home in Portland, OR.

  • Episode 392: Hayden Stern (Blasphemy and Hot Nonsense)

    February 28th, 2024  |  53 mins 35 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, scottish fiddle, scottish music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Hayden Stern! We recorded this a couple weeks ago in Olympia, WA.

  • Episode 391: Adam Roszkiewicz (Old Time Tunes on Finger-style Guitar)

    February 21st, 2024  |  1 hr 8 mins
    5 string banjo, clawhammer banjo, finger-style guitar, guitar, 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 Adam Roszkiewicz! I’ll be calling him Rosco in the interview. We recorded this last weekend at his home in Olympia, WA.

  • Episode 390: Call Up in the Cool No. 3

    February 14th, 2024  |  58 mins 56 secs
    banjo, call-in, clawhammer banjo, old time banjo, solo banjo

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are YOU ALL. Or rather, 5 of you. Thanks for submitting your questions and tune requests.