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 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.

  • Episode 9: Chris Dalnodar (Sarah Armstrong Tunes)

    August 31st, 2016  |  50 mins 41 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, derry, fiddle, old time music, pennsatucky, pennsylvania, sarah armstrong

    Welcome to episode 9 of Get Up in the Cool, Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt, and Friends. I’m Cameron, and my featured friend this week is fiddler Chris Dalnodar. Seeing as we both live in Philadelphia and his was the first local episode of the show, Chris thought it would be nice to do some Pennsylvania, or more specifically, Pennsatucky tunes.

  • Episode 8: Jake Blount (African American Fiddle Music)

    August 24th, 2016  |  1 hr 3 mins
    banjo, cameron dewhitt, fiddle, jake blount, music, old time, podcast

    Welcome to Episode 8 of Get Up in the Cool, Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week I’m proud to present my interview and jam with Ethnomusicologist, Fiddler, Banjo player, and BFF Jake Blount. This week’s theme is African American Fiddling!

  • Episode 7: Keith McManus (Honorary Mayor of Clifftop, actual Mayor of Greensboro, PA)

    August 17th, 2016  |  52 mins 18 secs
    banjo, cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, get up in the cool, keith mcmanus, old time, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool, Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week, I’m proud to present Episode 7, featuring Keith McManus, honorary mayor of clifftop, actual mayor of Greensboro, Pennsylvania. Also joining us are Jim Meckley and Vince Farsatta from Keith’s band, Stewed Mulligan, on guitar and banjo, respectively, as well as Mike Hall filling in on Bass.

  • Episode 6: Brian Slattery (I learned this tune from...)

    August 10th, 2016  |  54 mins 11 secs
    brian slattery, cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, get up in the cool, old-time

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool, episode 6, wherein I jam and chat with renaissance man Brian Slattery. I really love the theme of this episode: Brian doesn’t learn old time tunes from source recordings, so he chose tunes that he learned from specific people, in person. In a way, Brian is more old time than my nerdiest guests (God bless them); his sources are all relational.

  • Episode 5: Bach Bui (Mack Blalock Tunes via James Bryan)

    August 3rd, 2016  |  48 mins 3 secs
    bach bui, banjo, cameron dewhitt, fiddle, old time, podcast

    Hello Friends! This is episode 5 of Get Up in the Cool, wherein one of my favorite people ever, Bach Bui, plays James Bryan playing Mack Blalock; I’ll let Bach explain the details.

  • Episode 4: Ryland Burhans (C Tunes/Is This Tune Racist?)

    July 27th, 2016  |  48 mins 8 secs
    c tunes, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, get up in the cool, old time music, ryland burhans

    This is Get Up in the Cool Episode 4: A New Hope. This is actually the first episode I recorded, and I’m so glad that my first guest was the mischievous and charismatic Ryland Burhans.

  • Episode 3: Rachel Junior and Helen Dana La Fleur (Old Time and Bluegrass Vocal Duets)

    July 20th, 2016  |  52 mins 22 secs
    bluegrass, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, helen dana la fleur, old time music, rachel junior, sick, sick sad and lonesome, viola

    Welcome to episode 3 of Get Up in the Cool! This week’s episode features Rachel Junior and Helen Dana La Fleur of Sick Sad & Lonesome. Their specialty is Old time and Bluegrass vocal duets!

  • Episode 2: Harry Bolick (Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930s)

    July 13th, 2016  |  51 mins 8 secs
    banjo, cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, get up in the cool, harry bolick, mississippi fiddle tunes and songs from the 1930s, old time, old time music

    Today we have a very special friend on the show, Harry Bolick. This year Harry released his book of transcriptions called Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930s, and we’re going to play a few tunes from it.

  • Episode 1: Brad Kolodner (New Takes on Old Tunes)

    July 5th, 2016  |  1 hr 3 mins
    banjo, brad kolodner, cameron dewhitt, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time, old time music, old-time

    Part One in the "Baltimore Boys" series, wherein I jam with the friends (and tenants) of Brad Kolodner. We discuss growing up in the household of hammered-dulcimer titan, Ken Kolodner, and play some of their best modern takes on traditional tunes.