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 275: Keith Billik (The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast / Get Up in the Cool Crossover!)

    December 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 41 mins
    banjo duet, bluegrass banjo, clawhammer banjo, old time banjo, old time music, podcast crossover, three-finger banjo

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! Also, welcome to The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast! Keith Billik and I did a crossover podcast back in early October at IBMA in Raleigh, North Carolina. If you’re not already subscribed, go follow Picky Fingers wherever you get your podcasts!

  • Episode 274: Kate Gregory (Old Time and Irish Fiddle)

    November 24th, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, irish fiddling, irish music, 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 Kate Gregory. We recorded this last week at my home in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 273: Magic Tuber Stringband (Courtney Werner and Evan Morgan)

    November 17th, 2021  |  44 mins 20 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, harmonium, harry smith, 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 friends are Courtney Werner and Evan Morgan of Magic Tuber Stringband. We recorded this in September at IBMA in Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • Episode 272: Sinner Friends (Country Gospel Music)

    November 10th, 2021  |  36 mins 40 secs
    banjo, baritone ukulele, clawhammer banjo, country gospel, country music, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, original tunes, uke, ukulele

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Grace Van’t Hof and Conner Steven Vlietstra of Sinner Friends. We recorded this in September at IBMA in Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • Episode 271: Brandi Waller-Pace, Nelson Williams, and Jake Blount (Old Time Bass, FWAAMfest, and Post-Quarantine Touring)

    November 3rd, 2021  |  43 mins 23 secs
    banjo, bass, black banjo music, black fiddle music, black old time music, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, upright bass

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Brandi Waller-Pace, Nelson Williams, and Jake Blount. We recorded this in September at IBMA in Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • Episode 270: George Jackson (Hair & Hide)

    October 27th, 2021  |  55 mins 33 secs
    banjo, 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! It’s the fourth and final week of Get Up in the Cool month; every year I post some extra special interviews in hopes that you’ll be moved to support the show. This week’s extra special guest is George Jackson! We recorded this about a month ago at IBMA in Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • Episode 269: The Wicked Chicken (Gus and Huck Tritsch)

    October 20th, 2021  |  55 mins 38 secs
    banjo, banjo uke, bongos, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, ithaca style, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, original songs, original tunes, tunes with words

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! It’s the third week of Get Up in the Cool month; I’m posting some extra special interviews in hopes that you’ll be moved to support the show. This week’s extra special guests are Gus and Huck Tritsch of The Wicked Chicken! We recorded this last month at IBMA in Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • Episode 268: Anh Phung (Flute in Old Time and Trad Music Code-Switching)

    October 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, flute, old time banjo, old time music, old-time music, original tunes, twisted pine

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! It’s the second week of Get Up in the Cool month; where I share some extra special interviews in hopes that you’ll be moved to support the show. This week’s extra special guest is Anh Phung! You may know her as the flautist from Twisted Pine. We recorded this last month at IBMA in Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • Episode 267: Tristan Scroggins (Mandolin, IBMA, and Banjo Dads)

    October 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 21 mins
    banjo, bluegrass, clawhammer banjo, mandolin, metis tunes, old time banjo, old time mandolin, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! It’s the first week of this year’s Get Up in the Cool month; I just got back from IBMA where I recorded some extra special interviews for October in hopes that you’ll be moved to support the show. Which is why this week’s friend is Tristan Scroggins. We recorded this last week in Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • Episode 266: Anna Sandys (Bb Tunes and Violin Making)

    September 29th, 2021  |  55 mins 52 secs
    banjo, bb tunes, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, mandolin, 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 Anna Sandys. We recorded this in her backyard last week in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 265: Vivian Williams (Old Time Music from the Pacific Northwest)

    September 22nd, 2021  |  1 hr 21 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, original tunes, pacific northwest

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Vivian Williams. We recorded this in her home a couple weeks ago in Seattle, Washington.

  • Episode 264: Heidi Kristenson (Banjo Duets)

    September 15th, 2021  |  46 mins 36 secs
    banjo duet, clawhammer banjo, fretless banjo, minstrel banjo, old time banjo, old time music, tackhead banjo

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Heidi Kristenson. We recorded this back in August at the Centralia Campout in Centralia, Washington.

  • Episode 263: River Scheuerell (Playing Banjo on Other Instruments and the Olympia Old Time Community)

    September 8th, 2021  |  51 mins 6 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 River Scheuerell. We recorded this a few weeks ago at the Centralia Campout in Centralia, Washington.

  • Episode 262: Robyn Burns (Oregon Fiddling and Earl White's Mark on Portland)

    September 1st, 2021  |  37 mins 15 secs
    banjo, 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 Robyn Burns. We recorded this a few weeks ago at the Centralia Campout in Centralia, Washington.

  • Episode 261: Brian Zimmerman (Midwestern Old Time and Standard A Tunes)

    August 25th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, midwestern tunes, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, standard a tunes

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Brian Zimmerman. We recorded this a couple weeks ago at the Centralia Campout in Centralia, Washington.

  • Episode 260: Lillian and Adam Kology (Making Instruments, Old Time In-Laws, and Boston Thumbs-Up Style)

    August 18th, 2021  |  53 mins 19 secs
    banjo, canadian tunes, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, original tunes, quebecois tunes

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friends are Lillian and Adam Kology. We recorded in July at the Harry Smith Frolic in Greenfield, Massachusetts.