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 310: Nic Gareiss (Upbuilding, Pleasure, and Harm Reduction)

    August 3rd, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle tunes, flatfooting, michigan music, old time banjo, old time music, old time songs, percussive dance, queer theory

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Nic Gareiss! We recorded this back in June in Lansing, Michigan, right after Earful of Fiddle Music & Dance Camp.

  • Episode 309: Madeline Levy (feat. Bertram Levy)

    July 27th, 2022  |  37 mins 6 secs
    back-up guitar, 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 Madeline Levy, with special guest Bertram Levy! We recorded this a few weeks ago in Port Townsend, Washington.

  • Episode 308: Sophie Wellington (Live at Earful of Fiddle '22)

    July 20th, 2022  |  51 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, clogging, fiddle, flatfooting, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, twin fiddling

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Sophie Wellington, with lots of special guests! We recorded this back in June in Rodney, Michigan at Earful of Fiddle Music and Dance Camp in front of a live audience of campers and staff. Special thanks to Kris Stableford, Bruce Bauman, and Nic Gareiss for hosting a live podcast taping and for creating such a lovely camp!

  • Episode 307: Rollie Tussing (Pop Tunes From the 20's and 30's)

    July 13th, 2022  |  32 mins 22 secs
    blues, clawhammer banjo, fingerstyle guitar, old pop songs

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Rollie Tussing. We recorded this back in June in Rodney, Michigan at Earful of Fiddle Music and Dance Camp.

  • Episode 306: Rachel Reeds (Cape Breton Fiddling)

    July 6th, 2022  |  38 mins 19 secs
    banjo, cape breton fiddling, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, original tunes, shetland tunes

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Rachel Reeds. We recorded this back in June in Rodney, Michigan at Earful of Fiddle Music and Dance Camp.

  • Episode 305: Lindsay McCaw (Jolly Tunes)

    June 29th, 2022  |  40 mins 45 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, hornpipes, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, polkas, rags

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Lindsay McCaw. We recorded this last week in Rodney, Michigan at Earful of Fiddle Music and Dance Camp.

  • Episode 304: Betsy Brown (Fiddle Mentors)

    June 22nd, 2022  |  41 mins 51 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 Betsy Brown. We recorded this two weeks ago in her home in Seattle.

  • Episode 303: Alex MacLeod (Melodically Crooked Tunes, Instrument Building, and Square Dance Calling)

    June 15th, 2022  |  45 mins 18 secs
    banjo, banjo duet, clawhammer banjo, clawhammer duet, 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 Alex MacLeod. We recorded this last weekend in his home in Seattle.

  • Episode 302: Alan Garren (Grit Rhythm)

    June 8th, 2022  |  1 hr 24 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 Alan Garren. We recorded this on Monday in my home in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 301: Scott Killops (Old Time Facilitator)

    June 1st, 2022  |  53 mins 56 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 Scott Killops. We recorded this last week in my home in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 300: Bruce Molsky (Conversation without the Encumbrance of Words)

    May 25th, 2022  |  56 mins 29 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, finger style guitar, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, solo guitar

    Welcome to the 300th episode of Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s special guest on Get Up in the Cool is Bruce Molsky. We recorded this at Wintergrass back in February.

  • Episode 299: Kelsey Nelsen (Square Dance Calling, Crankies, and Ballads)

    May 18th, 2022  |  58 mins 38 secs
    ballad singing, ballads, cajun, cajun music, clawhammer banjo, crankies, guitar, old time banjo, old time music, square dance calling

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Kelsey Nelsen. We recorded this a couple weeks ago in her home outside of Port Townsend, Washington when she hosted Tall Poppy String Band during our tour.

  • Episode 298: Mark Harris (Facebook Live AMA)

    May 11th, 2022  |  58 mins 36 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 this a last week in my home in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 297: Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms (Old Time Country and Mandolin)

    May 4th, 2022  |  59 mins 44 secs
    banjo, bluegrass music, clawhammer banjo, country music, country songs, mandolin, old time country, old time mandolin, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Caleb Klauder and Reeb Wilms. We recorded this a few weeks ago in my home in Portland, Oregon.

  • 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.