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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.