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 41: Tim Rowell (Will Teach You How to Play Banjo)

    May 10th, 2017  |  1 hr 6 mins
    banjo duet, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time music, teaching, tim rowell

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! I hope you’re ready for more banjo duets, because this week’s friend is Tim Rowell! Tim’s a fantastic clawhammer banjoist, tune collector, and educator, and we had an awesome time hanging out in Bach Bui’s apartment in Boston.

  • Episode 40: Liana Moskowitz (Whose Music Is This Anyway?)

    May 3rd, 2017  |  1 hr 11 mins
    clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time music, rags, ragtime, two-finger banjo

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! Today’s friend is one of my favorite Philly fiddlers, Liana Moskowitz.

  • Episode 39: Aaron Olwell (Juggling Traditions)

    April 26th, 2017  |  39 mins 48 secs
    aaron olwell, cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Aaron Olwell! We recorded in Charlottesville, Virginia on my recent trip South.

  • Episode 38: Ruth Rappaport and Ben Wetherbee (Old Time Family Band)

    April 19th, 2017  |  1 hr 11 secs
    clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Ruth Rappaport and Ben Wetherbee.

  • Episode 37: Sophie Enloe (Portland Old Time Part II)

    April 12th, 2017  |  58 mins 11 secs
    benton flippen, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, melvin wine, old time music, sophie enloe

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is fiddler Sophie Enloe; we recorded this at her house in Portland when I was home for Christmas.

  • Episode 36: Gabrielle Macrae (Old Time in Portland, OR)

    April 5th, 2017  |  46 mins 26 secs
    clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, gabrielle macrae, old time music, the horsenecks, the macrae sisters

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Gabrielle Macrae, of The Horsenecks and The Macrae Sisters!

  • Episode 35: Dotty Moore (Suzuki Refugee)

    March 29th, 2017  |  54 mins 33 secs
    clawhammer banjo, dotty moore, fiddle, guitar, jordan rast, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friends are Dotty Moore on fiddle and special guest accompanist, Jordan Rast, on guitar. 

  • Episode 34: Chris Dalnodar (Ragtime Apologist)

    March 15th, 2017  |  1 hr 1 min
    banjo, cameron dewhitt, chris dalnodar, clawhammer, fiddle, guitar, piano, ragtime

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is fiddler Chris Dalnodar, and he brought with him a very serious topic: people should learn to play rags at old time jams and not be afraid of flat keys. And, you guys, I think he makes a pretty compelling case. 

  • Episode 33: Jordan Rast (Growing Up Old Time)

    March 8th, 2017  |  1 hr 2 mins
    cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, jordan rast, 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 fiddler and songwriter Jordan Rast.

  • Episode 32: Carl Baron (The Fiddlers of Central West Virginia)

    March 1st, 2017  |  1 hr 2 mins
    banjo duet, cameron dewhitt, carl baron, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s episode is very special to me; it’s my interview and jam with Carl Baron.

  • Episode 31: Deb Shebish (Joe Dawson's Fiddle Tunes)

    February 22nd, 2017  |  59 mins 36 secs
    cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, deb shebish, fiddle, joe dawson, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Deb Shebish, and she’s brought with her a handful of tunes and sweet memories of the late fiddler from Bloomington, Indiana, Joe Dawson.

  • Episode 30: Don Stratton (Original Northern Flavor)

    February 15th, 2017  |  44 mins 9 secs
    cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, don stratton, 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 fiddler Don Stratton, and he has some original old time tunes to share with a northern flavor.

  • Episode 29: ‎Ludvig Drevfjäll (Old Time Infatuation)

    February 8th, 2017  |  47 mins 34 secs
    banjo duet, cameron dewhitt, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, ‎ludvig drevfjäll

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is the award winning clawhammer banjoist, old time fanatic, and fiddler, ‎Ludvig Drevfjäll.

  • Episode 28: Trip Henderson (Old Time Harmonica)

    February 1st, 2017  |  56 mins 55 secs
    cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, harmonica, old time music, trip henderson

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This episode is a great departure from the fiddling you can expect to hear on this program, because my guest is Trip Henderson and his bag of harmonicas.

  • Episode 27: David Deacon (Kentucky Fiddle Tunes)

    January 25th, 2017  |  53 mins 52 secs
    cameron dewhitt, clawhammer banjo, david deacon, fiddle, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is David Deacon, and he curated a nice handful of Kentucky fiddle tunes for us to play! We recorded this at the Brandywine Revival Festival last summer, hidden away up the path near a still pond with a lot of mosquitoes.

  • Episode 26: Bertram Levy (Pioneer of Melodic Clawhammer Banjo)

    January 18th, 2017  |  45 mins 58 secs
    banjo, bertram levy, cameron dewhitt, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is one of the first people I met at my first ever Clifftop, melodic clawhammer banjoist Bertram Levy.