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 227: Brandon Olszewski (Tradition vs. Evolution and How to Build an Old Time Scene)

    December 30th, 2020  |  52 mins 5 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Brandon Olszewski! We recorded this in October, 6 feet apart in Melissa Takush’s backyard in Eugene, OR.

  • Episode 226: Melissa Takush (Old Time Music Community Building)

    December 23rd, 2020  |  59 mins 53 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time 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 Melissa Takush! We recorded this in October, 6 feet apart in her backyard in Eugene, OR.

  • Episode 225: Mark Harris (Old Time Guitar)

    December 16th, 2020  |  50 mins 42 secs
    bluegrass guitar, bluegrass music, clawhammer banjo, fiddle tunes on guitar, guitar, old time banjo, old time guitar, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Mark Harris! We recorded last month over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 224: Kathleen Parks (Bluegrass, Songwriting, and Altruism)

    December 9th, 2020  |  57 mins 36 secs
    banjo, bluegrass, bluegrass fiddle, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, original fiddle tunes, original songs, polka, songwriting

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Kathleen Parks! We recorded last month over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 223: Molly McBride (Gatekeeping, Compulsory Heterosexuality, and Old Time Erotic Fiction)

    December 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, old-time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Molly McBride! We recorded this in October in Melissa Takush’s backyard in Eugene, Oregon, 6 feet apart.

  • Episode 222: Adam Hurt (Gourd Banjo)

    November 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 18 mins
    banjo, banjo duet, banjo waltzes, clawhammer banjo, gourd banjo, irish fiddle tunes, old time banjo, old time guitar, old time music, old-time banjo, old-time guitar, old-time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! It’s the final week of Get Up in the Cool month; the month where I release some extra-special interviews I’ve been saving in hopes that you’ll support the show. This week’s friend is Adam Hurt! We recorded this a few weeks ago over skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 221: Kaia Kater (Non-Consensual Mentors, The Death Knell of the CD Table, and Overeager Allies)

    November 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 14 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, old-time banjo, old-time fiddle, old-time guitar, old-time music, songwriting

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! It’s the third week of Get Up in the Cool month; I saved some very special interviews hoping you’ll be moved to support the show. This week’s friend is songwriter, old time musician, and banjoist Kaia Kater. We recorded this last month over skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 220: Kim Johnson (Playing Banjo with the Great West Virginia Fiddlers)

    November 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, frank george, french carpenter, lester mccumbers, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, old-time guitar, old-time music, original tunes, west virginia fiddling, wilson douglas

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Kim Johnson, banjo player for legendary West Virginia fiddlers such as Frank George, Lester McCumbers, and Wilson Douglas. Also joining us on the fiddle is Cody Jordan, her bandmate in The Modock Rounders. We recorded this last month over skype and I recorded some guitar and singing afterwards.

  • Episode 219: Elizabeth LaPrelle (Old Time Ballads)

    November 4th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
    ballad singing, ballads, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, guitar, minstrel banjo, old songs, old time banjo, old time guitar, old time music, old-time banjo, old-time guitar, old-time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! It’s the first week Get Up in the Cool month; I’ve been saving up some very exciting interviews in hopes that you’ll be moved to support the show. Which is why this week’s friend is ballad singer and banjoist Elizabeth LaPrelle. We recorded this last month over skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 218: The Vox Hunters (Filipin{x/a/o} Music)

    October 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins
    banjo, baritone ukulele, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, concertina, fiddle, filipino music, filipinx music, jaw harp, minstrel banjo, tackhead banjo, tenor guitar

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi of The Vox Hunters! We recorded this last week over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 217: Linda Danielson (Oregon Old-Time Fiddling)

    October 21st, 2020  |  49 mins 17 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, oregon old time fiddling, oregon old-time fiddling

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Linda Danielson! We recorded this last weekend in person, socially distanced, in her carport in Eugene, Oregon.

  • Episode 216: Karen Celia Heil (Dork Demographics, Visiting the Geezers, and The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention)

    October 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Karen Celia Heil! We recorded this last week over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 215: Alex Sturbaum (Newfoundland tunes, Loomings, and Mitch McConnell)

    October 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    banjo, bouzouki, clawhammer banjo, guitar, mandola, old time music, old-time music, transatlantic music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Alex Sturbaum! We recorded this a couple days ago in front of my house, over 6 feet apart.

  • Episode 214: Rachel Dunaway (Old Time Banjo)

    September 30th, 2020  |  42 mins 31 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo. old time banjo, fiddle, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, old-time banjo, old-time fiddle, old-time guitar, old-time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Rachel Dunaway! We recorded this a couple weeks ago over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 213: Ian Boone (Has to Be the Only Person with this Banjo Origin Story)

    September 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 19 mins
    clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, old-time banjo, old-time fiddle, old-time guitar, old-time music, two-finger banjo

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Ian Boone! We recorded this in person on Monday evening on my front porch, 6 feet apart with masks.

  • Episode 212: Matt Brown (Two-Finger Banjo)

    September 16th, 2020  |  55 mins 47 secs
    2-finger banjo, 5-string banjo, banjo, clawhammer banjo, guitar, old time banjo, old-time banjo, old-time guitar, two finger banjo, two-finger banjo

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Matt Brown! We recorded this last week over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.