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 259: Wendy Robinson and Phil Watson (The Harry Smith Frolic and the Legacy of Jon Bekoff)

    August 11th, 2021  |  51 mins 34 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, harry smith frolic, jon bekoff, 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 friends are Wendy Robinson and Phil Watson. We recorded this last month at the Harry Smith Frolic in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

  • Episode 258: Bach Bui and Alex Kramer (G Tunes in F, Treyf Old Time, and Armchair Epidemiology)

    August 4th, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins
    armchair epidemiology, banjo, boss baby, cheeseburger pizza, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, g tunes in f, gertrude stein, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, original tunes, strodes, sugar baby ghosts, treyf old time, twin fiddling

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friends are Bach Bui and Alex Kramer. We recorded this at the Harry Smith Frolic in Greenfield, Massachusetts a few weeks ago.

  • Presents: Basic Folk with Mali Obomsawin

    August 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 59 secs

    It's a Basic Folk feed drop!

  • Episode 257: Em Hammond (Old Time Banjo, Bass, and Flatfooting)

    July 28th, 2021  |  1 hr 29 secs
    banjo, bass, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time bass, 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 Em Hammond (with special guest musician Rachel Eddy!). We recorded this in their home in the DC area a few weeks ago.

  • Episode 256: Nicole Ball and Max Rainwater (Falling on the Melody, One Way or Another)

    July 21st, 2021  |  57 mins 17 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, flatfooting, 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 friends are Nicole Ball and Max Rainwater. We recorded this in my front yard a few weeks ago.

  • Episode 255: Dear Crow (Penka Jane Culevski and Brian Lindsay)

    July 14th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, original tunes, twin fiddling

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friends are Dear Crow, Penka Jane Culevski and Brian Lindsay! We recorded this back in June in Olympia, Washington.

  • Episode 254: McKain Lakey (Polyphony, Bad-Ass Ladies, and a Full-Circle Hodge-Podge of Joy)

    July 7th, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins
    banjo, banjo duet, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, original songs, original tunes

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is McKain Lakey! We recorded this on Monday in my front yard.

  • Episode 253: Palmer T. Lee (Old Time Melodic Three-Finger Banjo)

    June 30th, 2021  |  44 mins 46 secs
    banjo, charlie parr, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, original tunes, three-finger banjo

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Palmer T. Lee! We recorded this a few weeks ago in Olympia, Washington.

  • Episode 252: Jesse Partridge (Trad Music Barriers, David Kaynor, and Queer Optics)

    June 23rd, 2021  |  49 mins 30 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 Jesse Partridge! We recorded this a week and a half ago in Olympia, Washington.

  • Episode 251: String and Shadow (Puppets, Masks, Busking, and Old Time)

    June 16th, 2021  |  50 mins 4 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, masks, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, puppetry, puppets, theatre

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friends are Emily McHugh and Donald Palardy of String & Shadow! We recorded this on Sunday in Olympia, Washington, in a barn at the house of Emily Teachout, Erik Neatherlin and former guest of the show Ruby Neatherlin of the Sassafras Sisters.

  • Episode 250: Judy Hyman (The Horseflies, Ithaca Style Old Time, and Inevitable Change in Tradition)

    June 9th, 2021  |  1 hr 46 secs
    banjo, banjo uke, banjo ukulele, banjolele, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, ithaca style, 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 friends are Judy Hyman and special guest accompanist Jeff Claus! We recorded this about a week and a half ago over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 249: The Wules (Christina Osborn and Michael Cullinan)

    June 2nd, 2021  |  50 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, old-time banjo, old-time fiddle, old-time guitar, original tunes

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friends are The Wules, Christina Osborn and Michael Cullinan! I recorded them yesterday in my front yard, no masks, not socially distant, because we’re all vaccinated.

  • Episode 248: E.V. Sheldon (Senseless, Post-Rational Love)

    May 26th, 2021  |  1 hr 12 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, 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 E.V. Sheldon! I recorded them a couple weeks ago over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 247: Ethan Hawkins (Old Time Guitar and Fiddle)

    May 19th, 2021  |  40 mins 45 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, flatpicking, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, 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 Ethan Hawkins! We recorded this a couple weeks over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.

  • Episode 246: Devon Flaherty (Collecting 78's and Banjo Self-Actualization)

    May 12th, 2021  |  59 mins 12 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, old time songs, old-time banjo, old-time fiddle, old-time guitar, old-time music, old-time songs

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

  • Episode 245: Casey Murray & Molly Tucker (Writing Original Tunes and Contra Dance Music)

    May 5th, 2021  |  50 mins 33 secs
    banjo, cello, clawhammer banjo, contra dance music, fiddle, old time banjo, old time cello, 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 friends are Casey Murray & Molly Tucker! We recorded this last week over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.