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 137: Harry Bolick (The Completely Lost Mississippi Fiddle Tunes)

    April 10th, 2019  |  52 mins 51 secs

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Harry Bolick! We recorded this last June at the Brandywine Revival.

  • Episode 136: Linnea Spitzer (A Long Circuitous Route)

    April 3rd, 2019  |  54 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 Linnea Spitzer. We recorded this a couple weeks ago at my home in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 135: Gary Vann (Traditional Music in Brisbane)

    March 27th, 2019  |  46 mins 17 secs
    australian music, banjo duet, bluegrass fiddle, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, 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 Gary Vann. We recorded this last September at his home in Brisbane.

  • Episode 134: Hanna Traynham (Old Time Banjo)

    March 20th, 2019  |  54 mins 54 secs
    clawhammer banjo, mac traynham, old time banjo, old time music, solo banjo music

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

  • Episode 133: Amy Hakanson (Explains What a Nyckelharpa Is)

    March 13th, 2019  |  56 mins 40 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, nyckelharpa, old time banjo, old time music, scandi tunes

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Amy Hakanson! We recorded this about a month ago at my house in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 132: Jesse Partridge (Trad Music and Community in Olympia, WA)

    March 6th, 2019  |  45 mins 4 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 Jesse Partridge! We recorded this after the Oly Old Time Festival at Jesse’s house in Olympia, Washington.

  • Episode 131: Jimmy Rush (Old Time Flatpicker)

    February 27th, 2019  |  42 mins 33 secs
    banjo, bluegrass guitar, carter family, clawhammer banjo, flatpicking guitar, old time banjo, old time guitar, old time music, songs

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Jimmy Rush! We recorded this last October on the porch of Hunter and Suzy Owens’s backyard cabin in Sydney, NSW.

  • Episode 130: Robin Fischer (Square Dance Calling)

    February 20th, 2019  |  48 mins 42 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo. old time banjo, fiddle, 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 Robin Fischer! We recorded this in my home on the Friday of the Portland Old Time Music Gathering.

  • Episode 129: Jamie Fox (Métis Fiddling in the US)

    February 13th, 2019  |  1 hr
    clawhammer banjo, metis fiddle, old time fiddle

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Jamie Fox! Also joining us, for his third appearance on Get Up in the Cool, is Scotty Leach. We recorded this in January at my home in Portland, Oregon.

  • Episode 128: Ellie Hakanson (The Importance of Bass Moms, Cute Grandma Tunes, and Rocky Top)

    February 6th, 2019  |  52 mins 46 secs
    bluegrass fiddle, bluegrass songs, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, stephen foster

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

  • Episode 127: Ashlee Watkins and Andrew Small (Live at Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival 2018)

    January 30th, 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins
    bluegrass, bluegrass songs, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old-time banjo, old-time fiddle, old-time guitar, original fiddle tunes

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Ashlee Watkins and Andrew Small! We recorded this in the green room trailer at the Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival back in October. Dorrigo is held on Gumbaynggirr Country. Sovereignty never ceded.

  • Episode 126: Jim Childress (Live at Clifftop 2018)

    January 23rd, 2019  |  52 mins 44 secs
    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 Jim Childress! Also joining us is former guest of the show Pete Vigour on guitar. This is the last remaining episode from last summer’s Clifftop sessions.

  • Episode 125: Amy Alvey and Mark Kilianski (Live at Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival 2018)

    January 16th, 2019  |  55 mins 42 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, original songs

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Amy Alvey and Mark Kilianski! We recorded this in front of an audience on stage in a community garden at the Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival in October. And I apologize for not mentioning this last episode, but Dorrigo is held on Gumbaynggirr Country. Sovereignty never ceded.

  • Episode 124: Whoa Mule (Live at Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival 2018)

    January 9th, 2019  |  58 mins 58 secs
    clawhammer banjo, double banjo, fiddle, guitar, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, triple fiddle, twin fiddle

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! I’ve got so many great friends this week! A whole band actually: Miriam Jones, Naomi Jones, Sujata Allan and Kate Barker from Sydney’s own Whoa Mule. We recorded this in the campgrounds at the Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival in October for a small audience of friends and partners.

  • Episode 123: Paul Brown (Live at Mountaingrass 2018)

    January 2nd, 2019  |  59 mins 37 secs
    3 finger banjo, 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 Paul Brown. We recorded this in front of a live audience at Mountaingrass in Central VIC, AUS, November of 2018.

  • Episode 122: John Reischman and Eli West (Writing Viral Tunes and Australian Wildlife)

    December 26th, 2018  |  39 mins 12 secs
    banjo, bluegrass, bluegrass guitar, bluegrass mandolin, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, 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 John Reischman and Eli West. We recorded this right before they caught a plane to Tasmania, on the front porch of the cabin in the backyard of Hunter and Suzy Owens’ house in Sydney.