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 81: Bitter Bloom (Domenica Romagni and Morgan Harris)

    March 14th, 2018  |  1 hr 4 mins
    cello, clawhammer banjo, flatpicking, guitar, original tunes

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are cellist Domenica Romagni and guitarist Morgan Harris from Philadelphia’s own Bitter Bloom. 

  • Episode 80: Peter Mawanga (Traditional Music from Malawi)

    March 7th, 2018  |  1 hr 5 mins
    african music, clawhammer banjo, guitar, malawian music, percussion, sansi, talking drum

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! I have a really special friend this week: Peter Mawanga!

  • Episode 79: Andy McLeod (A Curated History of Fingerstyle Guitar)

    February 28th, 2018  |  1 hr 10 mins
    american primitive, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, cotton-picking, finger-style guitar, ragtime

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Andy McLeod, and he brought with him a wonderful little history lesson on fingerstyle guitar!

  • Episode 78: Matt Brown (Fiddler! Educator! Producer!)

    February 21st, 2018  |  49 mins 16 secs
    banjo, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old town school of folk music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Matt Brown: old time fiddler, educator, and producer!

  • Episode 77: Devin Forest-Hines (Easy to Hear, Hard to Play)

    February 14th, 2018  |  51 mins 20 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, old time fiddle

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Devin Forest-Hines, with special guest friend Amelia Baker on guitar.

  • Episode 76: Brooks Masten (Banjo Builder)

    February 7th, 2018  |  1 hr 22 mins
    banjo builder, banjo duet, clawhammer banjo, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Brooks Masten. The banjo builder!

  • Episode 75: Jess McIntosh (Suzuki/Crooked Tunes/The Gun Control Ads of Yesteryear)

    January 31st, 2018  |  43 mins 10 secs
    clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time fiddle, old time music, traditional songs

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Jess McInstosh; we recorded this over Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago, the day after I recorded Charlie Walden.

  • Episode 74: Ken Perlman (Melodic Clawhammer Banjo)

    January 24th, 2018  |  51 mins 24 secs
    banjo duet, clawhammer banjo, jigs, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Ken Perlman. The Ken Perlman!

  • Episode 73: Charlie Walden (Midwest Fiddling, Old Time Radio, and The Mando Mule)

    January 17th, 2018  |  1 hr 2 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, mandolin, midwest fiddle tunes, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Charlie Walden. We recorded this at Rupert and Karen’s house in Chicago, so... thanks, new Chicago buddies!

  • Episode 72: Scott Mathis and Linda Askew (Music from the Tohono O'odham Nation)

    December 20th, 2017  |  46 mins 27 secs
    clawhammer banjo, guachi, guitar, mandolin, tohono o'odham nation

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Scott Mathis and Linda Askew, and they brought with them GuAchi music from the Tohono O’odham nation!

  • Episode 71: Joel Brown (Folk Punk, Crooked Tunes, and Community)

    December 13th, 2017  |  55 mins 6 secs
    clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Joel Brown! This interview was recorded in August at Joel’s house in Portland, OR, when I was in town to see my family.

  • Episode 70: Chris Dalnodar & Andy McLeod (Live at the Philadelphia Podcast Festival)

    December 6th, 2017  |  43 mins 2 secs
    american primitive, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, finger-style guitar, guitar, old time music, ragtime

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Chris Dalnodar and Andy McLeod, and we recorded this interview and jam in front of a live, modestly-sized audience at the Philadelphia Podcast Festival.

  • Episode 69: Jake Blount and Cameron DeWhitt (Live at John Salmon's House PART II)

    November 29th, 2017  |  47 mins 8 secs
    banjo duet, clawhammer banjo, old time fiddle, original tunes

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s episode is part II of my show with Jake Blount at John Salmon’s house.

  • Episode 68: Jake Blount and Cameron DeWhitt (Live at John Salmon's House)

    November 22nd, 2017  |  51 mins 36 secs
    clawhammer banjo, 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 Jake Blount, and today’s episode is a show that we played as a duo in Philly at John Salmon’s house. 

  • Episode 67: Candace Showalter (Rockbridge 2017)

    November 15th, 2017  |  48 mins 5 secs
    clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Candace Showalter! 

  • Episode 66: Sasha Hsuczyk and Lyle Werner (Marcus Martin Tunes)

    November 8th, 2017  |  54 mins 37 secs
    clawhammer banjo, marcus martin, old time music, twin fiddling

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! These week’s friends are Sasha Hsuczyk and Lyle Werner from The Leveetoppers! When I asked what tunes they wanted to play, they said Marcus Martin tunes!