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 25: Andrew Finn Magill (Live at The Random Tea Room)

    January 11th, 2017  |  50 mins 52 secs
    andrew finn magill, brazilian, cameron dewhitt, choro, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, finn magill, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is the virtuosic and eclectic fiddler, Andrew Finn Magill. We recorded this interview and jam in front a live audience at The Random Tea Room in Philadelphia back in November.

  • Episode 24: Gordon Arnold (Old Time Cello)

    December 14th, 2016  |  55 mins 32 secs
    cameron dewhitt, cello, clawhammer banjo, gordon arnold, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week I’m sharing my jam and chat with Old Time cellist, Gordon Arnold. Gordon is super adventurous, which you know I love, but he’s also very rooted in the tradition. 

  • Episode 23: Rachel Eddy (Inclusivity and Jam Etiquette)

    December 7th, 2016  |  1 hr 17 mins
    cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time music, rachel eddy

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Rachel Eddy! She wanted to talk about inclusivity and etiquette in Old Time sessions, which we sometimes touch on in this show, but Rachel approaches the topic with a lot more nuance and intention, and I really appreciated what she had to say! 

  • Episode 22: Alan Kaufman (The Songsmith)

    November 30th, 2016  |  44 mins 37 secs
    alan kaufman, cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, guitar, martha burns, old time music, original songs, songs

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! I hope you enjoy Alan Kaufman: Episode 2; the Songsmith. Last week we played his original tunes, this week we’re singing his original songs. Enjoy!

  • Episode 21: Alan Kaufman (The Tunesmith)

    November 22nd, 2016  |  41 mins 14 secs
    alan kaufman, cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time music, original tunes

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s and next week’s friend is Alan Kaufman! Also joining us is Don Stratton on guitar, who will be featured in his own episode in the near future.

  • Episode 20: Stephen Landis (Fiddle Hermit)

    November 16th, 2016  |  1 hr 9 mins
    cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, get up in the cool, kentucky fiddling, old time music, stephen landis

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s guest, Stephen Landis, is a close friend of mine, and I often look to him when I’m contemplating how to be; which is why I’m releasing his interview now, even though I only recorded it a week or so ago. Also, Stephen introduced me to Old Time, and I’m very grateful to him. Not just for teaching me my first tunes, but for sharing his reverence for the tradition. 

  • Episode 19: Alex Lacquement (Old Time Bass)

    November 9th, 2016  |  41 mins 30 secs
    alex lacquement, bass, cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, old time music, string bass, upright bass

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Alex Lacquement, and he’s a bassist! A Get Up in the Cool first, and hopefully not the last.

  • Episode 17: Jane Rothfield (Chasing the Old Time Muse)

    October 26th, 2016  |  48 mins 59 secs
    cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, get up in the cool, jane rothfield, new old time tunes, old time music, out of thin air

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s featured friend is very dear to me, and I’m sure to many of you as well: fiddler, banjoist, tunesmith and vessel of the Old Time muse, Jane Rothfield.

  • Episode 18: Ron Buchanan (Square Dance Tunes)

    October 26th, 2016  |  44 mins 41 secs
    cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time music, ron buchanan, square dance

    My guest today, Ron Buchanan, is an Old Time bodhisattva. He’s one of the warmest, gentlest souls in the community; he’ll play with anyone, anytime, and thank them for it. But nobody plays the fiddle like Ron.

  • Episode 16: Adam Hurt (Early Galax Fiddling)

    October 19th, 2016  |  1 hr 25 mins

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool, Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! I’m real proud to present my jam and conversation with fiddler and melodic clawhammer banjoist extraordinaire Adam Hurt. Adam wanted to do an episode on early Galax fiddling, a subject about which he’s very knowledgeable, so I expected this to be an educational episode, and it is.

  • Episode 15: *SEE EPISODE NOTES* Nikos Pappas (Kentucky Fiddling)

    October 12th, 2016  |  45 mins 39 secs
    cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, get up in the cool, kentucky fiddling, nikos pappas, old time music, old-time

    This week’s guest is Nikos Pappas. Please see the full episode description for important updates regarding this interview.

  • Episode 14: David Bass (Round Peak Fiddling)

    October 5th, 2016  |  46 mins 54 secs
    cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, david bass, fiddle, get up in the cool, old time music, round peak

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool! Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week's friend is David Bass!

  • Episode 13: Jody Kruskal (Old Time Concertina)

    September 28th, 2016  |  1 hr 3 mins
    cameron dewhitt, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, concertina, get up in the cool, jody kruskal, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is concertinist Jody Kruskal. If you don't know what a concertina is, that's normal—Jody will explain everything, just know that you're in for treat.

  • Episode 12: Luke Chohany (Baltimore Boys Part II)

    September 21st, 2016  |  58 mins 19 secs
    bluegrass, cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, get up in the cool, guitar, luke chohany, old time music, stringsound

    Welcome to episode 12 of Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s episode is the second installment in the Baltimore Boys trilogy, featuring Luke Chohany.

  • Episode 11: Alex Kramer (Alex Kramer)

    September 14th, 2016  |  56 mins 1 sec
    alex kramer, cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, get up in the cool, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Alex Kramer. When we recorded this I really didn’t know anything about him, but I knew that I liked his playing quite a bit and I perceived him to be a bit of an eccentric. I’ll let you be the judge of that.

  • Episode 10: Deb Justice (Hammered Dulcimer in Old Time Music)

    September 7th, 2016  |  45 mins 49 secs
    banjo, cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, deb justice, deborah justice, get up in the cool, hammered dulcimer, old time music

    Hi friends! I hope you’re all ready to Get Up in the Cool, by which I mean, get transported to a magical fairy land because this week for episode 10 Deb Justice brought her hammered dulcimer.