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 377: Jonathan Vocke (Two-Finger Banjo, Fiddle, and the Subdivision Train)

    November 15th, 2023  |  48 mins 3 secs
    banjo, banjo duet, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, 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 Jonathan Vocke. We recorded this at his home in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Episode 376: Neal Pressley (Raising an Old Time Community)

    November 8th, 2023  |  55 mins 12 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 Neal Pressley. We recorded this at his home in Lancaster, PA.

  • Episode 375: Call Up in the Cool No. 2

    November 1st, 2023  |  1 hr 20 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, old time banjo, old time music, original tunes, three finger banjo, three-finger banjo

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This is a special call-in episode. Thanks for submitting your questions and requests, folks! I'd love to do this again, so send submissions to getupinthecool@gmail (thanks)!

  • Episode 374: Mark Graham (Old Time Harmonica)

    October 25th, 2023  |  59 mins 31 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, harmonica, old time banjo, old time harmonica, old time music, old-time

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week's friend is Mark Graham. We recorded this last weekend at the Old Growth Old Time Festival in Seattle, WA.

  • Episode 373: Tristan Clarridge (Old Time Cello)

    October 18th, 2023  |  37 mins 11 secs
    5-string banjo, banjo, cello, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time cello, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week's friend is Tristan Clarridge. We recorded this at Valley of the Moon.

  • Send in your tune requests and questions for Call Up in the Cool No. 2!

    October 16th, 2023  |  48 secs

    Send in your tune requests and questions to [email protected] and I might feature them on next week's episode!

  • Episode 372: Natalie Haas (Old Time Cello)

    October 11th, 2023  |  47 mins 5 secs
    5-string banjo, banjo, cello, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time cello, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week's friend is Natalie Haas. We had a lovely little jam and chat at Valley of the Moon between classes.

  • Episode 371: Rachel Baiman (John Hartford, Fiddle Camp Kids, and Commercial Validation)

    October 4th, 2023  |  46 mins 11 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, john hartford, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, original songs, songwriting

    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 at Valley of the Moon.

  • Episode 370: Evie Ladin (Body Music, Banjo, and Fiddling for Fun)

    September 27th, 2023  |  56 mins 24 secs
    banjo, banjo duet, body music, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, flatfooting, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, percussive dance

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Evie Ladin. We recorded this at her home in Oakland, CA.

  • Episode 369: Dante & Eros Faulk (In Person at Valley of the Moon)

    September 20th, 2023  |  38 mins 4 secs
    5-string banjo, banjo, cello, clawhammer banjo, 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 Dante & Eros Faulk. We recorded this at the Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling Camp in the Santa Cruz mountains.

  • Episode 368: Laura Risk (Québécois Fiddle)

    September 13th, 2023  |  56 mins 29 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, quebecois fiddle

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Laura Risk. We recorded this at the Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling Camp in the Santa Cruz mountains.

  • Episode 367: Suzy Thompson (Cultural Appropriation and Extraction, Women in Old Time, and the BOTMC)

    September 6th, 2023  |  48 mins 11 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 Suzy Thompson! We recorded this in her home in Berkeley, California.

  • Episode 366: Erica Weiss (Old Time Guitar)

    August 30th, 2023  |  1 hr 1 sec
    backup guitar, banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, 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 Erica Weiss with special guest friend and fiddler Mitch Depew. We recorded this at Clifftop!

  • Episode 365: Drew Najor (Old Time in Michigan, Pretty Shaky String Band, and Age in Fiddle Tune Titles)

    August 23rd, 2023  |  59 mins 20 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 Drew Najor. We recorded this in his home in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Episode 364: Liz Pickard (Old Time Guitar)

    August 16th, 2023  |  48 mins 21 secs
    back-up guitar, banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, 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 Liz Pickard on guitar with special guest friend and fiddler Clarke Williams.

  • Episode 363: Hills of Belgium (Jérémie Fraboni and Lorcan Fahy)

    August 9th, 2023  |  42 mins 13 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, 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 friends are Jérémie Fraboni and Lorcan Fahy of the old time duo Hills of Belgium. We recorded this last week at Clifftop.