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 296: Paul Silveria (The Hidden Curriculum of Square Dance Calling)

    April 27th, 2022  |  1 hr 9 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, square dance calling, square dancing

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Paul Silveria. We recorded this a few weeks ago in my home in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 295: Rachel Baiman (Fiddle Tunes, Love Songs About Songs, and Money vs. Art)

    April 20th, 2022  |  43 mins 15 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, 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 Rachel Baiman. We recorded this last week in my home in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 294: Joe Pomianek (Old Time Flatpicking Guitar and Mandolin)

    April 13th, 2022  |  35 mins 35 secs
    banjo, bluegrass, clawhammer banjo, mandolin, old time banjo, old time mandolin, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Joe Pomianek. We recorded this last week in my home in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 293: Noa (Old Time Melodic Bass)

    April 6th, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins
    bluegrass music, clawhammer banjo, double bass, folk music, old time banjo, old time music, upright bass

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Noa. We recorded this last week in my home in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 292: Kate Sheie (Old Time Drive, Punk, DIY, and Musical Parenting)

    March 30th, 2022  |  45 mins 53 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 Kate Sheie. We recorded this two weeks ago in my home in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 291: Chris Miller (Old Time Tenor Saxophone)

    March 23rd, 2022  |  56 mins 45 secs
    banjo, bluegrass, celtic music, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, irish music, old time banjo, old time music, old time tenor saxophone, sax, saxophone, tenor saxophone

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Chris Miller. We recorded this back in February at Wintergrass in Bellevue, Washington.

  • Episode 290: Maddie Witler (Old Time and Bluegrass Mandolin)

    March 16th, 2022  |  45 mins 28 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, mandolin, old time mandolin, 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 Maddie Witler. We recorded this back in February at Wintergrass in Bellevue, Washington.

  • Episode 289: Betse & Clarke (Ozark Feel and Missouri Rules)

    March 9th, 2022  |  52 mins 12 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, missouri rules, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, ozark fiddling

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Betse & Clarke. We recorded this a couple weeks ago at Wintergrass in Bellevue, Washington.

  • Episode 288: Eli West (Make Your Normal Different)

    March 2nd, 2022  |  47 mins 5 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, mandolin, old time mandolin, 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 Eli West. We recorded this on Sunday at Wintergrass in Bellevue, Washington.

  • Episode 287: Linnea Spitzer (A tunes, Whiskey Pacts, and Old Time Socializing)

    February 23rd, 2022  |  45 mins 2 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 Linnea Spitzer. We recorded this Monday night at my home in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 286: Alex Sturbaum (The Vashon Sessions, Old Time Accordion, Lift vs. Groove, and Wholesome Chanteys)

    February 16th, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
    accordion, clawhammer banjo, dadgad guitar, irish button accordion, old time accordion, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, squeeze box

    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 last week when they visited me at my home in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 285: Erik Killops (Portland Trad Music Scenes, Earl White Acolytes, and Bowing for Old Time)

    February 9th, 2022  |  54 mins 12 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, earl white, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, rayna gellert

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Erik Killops. We recorded this last week at my home in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 284: Tall Poppy String Band (w/ Special Guest Host Jake Blount!)

    February 2nd, 2022  |  1 hr 12 mins
    african american string band music, black string band music, bluegrass guitar, bluegrass music, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, flatpicking guitar, jake blount, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time flatpicking, 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 Mark Harris, George Jackson, and me, as Tall Poppy String Band, with special guest host Jake Blount. We recorded this during IBMA back in February in Raleigh, NC.

  • Episode 283: Clinton Davis (Kentucky Fiddle Tunes and Missouri Rules)

    January 26th, 2022  |  42 mins 46 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, 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 Clinton Davis. We recorded a few weeks ago at my home in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 282: Ella Korth (Folk Songs, Flatpicking, and Clawhammer Banjo)

    January 19th, 2022  |  36 mins 20 secs
    bluegrass guitar, bluegrass music, clawhammer banjo, fiddle tunes on guitar, guitar, john hartford, old time banjo, old time guitar, old time music, old time piano, piano, tim o'brien

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Ella Korth. We recorded at my home in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 281: Dwight Hawkins (Street Performing, Playing the Saw, and Black Stringband and Blues Music)

    January 12th, 2022  |  55 mins 17 secs
    black stringband music, blues music, clawhammer banjo

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Dwight Hawkins. We recorded this last week at his home in Portland, Oregon.