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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  • 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.