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 157: Brian Lindsay (Contra Dances, Irish Fiddle, and Pop Country)

    August 28th, 2019  |  44 mins 6 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo. old time banjo, contra dance, fiddle, irish fiddle, irish music, old time fiddle, old time music, sam amidon

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Brian Lindsay! We recorded this in August at the 2019 Centralia Campout in Centralia, WA.

  • Episode 156: George Jackson (Tune Titles and Tall Poppies)

    August 21st, 2019  |  46 mins 48 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo. old time banjo, fiddle, 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 friend is George Jackson! We recorded this a few weeks ago at Clifftop in the Long Point String Band tent!

  • Episode 155: Becky Hill (Has a Dance Basket)

    August 14th, 2019  |  47 mins 50 secs
    clawhammer banjo, flatfooting, old time banjo, 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 Becky Hill! Becky is a percussive dancer, so this episode is great in it’s audio-only form, but it’s even better if you watch the video, which is available on YouTube and Get Up in the Cool’s Facebook page. We recorded this at Clifftop in the Long Point String Band tent! Thank you so much, Long Point String Band, for hosting us!

  • Episode 154: Ben Smith (Oldtime Central Can Take You Where You Want to Go)

    August 7th, 2019  |  52 mins 58 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 Ben Smith, the founder of Oldtime-Central! We recorded this last week at Clifftop.

  • Episode 153: Christine Williams (Fiddle Teacher)

    July 31st, 2019  |  38 mins 54 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, fiddle tunes, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, waltzes

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

  • Episode 152: Kris Stableford and Bruce Bauman (Live at Earful of Fiddle Music and Dance Camp 2019)

    July 24th, 2019  |  50 mins 50 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 friends are Kris Stableford and Bruce Bauman! We recorded this in June at the music and dance camp they run with Nic Gareiss, the Earful of Fiddle Music and Dance Camp in Rodney, Michigan.

  • Episode 151: Micah Ling (Old Time Cello, Folklore, and Festival Dress)

    July 17th, 2019  |  55 mins 30 secs
    banjo, banjo duet, cello, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, clawhammer duet, 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 Micah Ling! We recorded this in June at the Earful of Fiddle Music and Dance Camp in Rodney, Michigan.

  • Episode 150: Nic Gareiss (Asking Questions Through the Body)

    July 10th, 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins
    clawhammer banjo, clogging, dorrigochallenge, flatfoot, flatfooting, irish dance, jigs, 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 Nic Gareiss! We recorded this last week at the Earful of Fiddle Music and Dance Camp in Rodney, Michigan.

  • Episode 149: Ruby John (The Fiddle Is Good Medicine)

    July 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 43 secs
    bb tunes, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, metis, metis fiddle, native fiddling, old time fiddle

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

  • Episode 148: Bill Harlow (All the Kids Are Playing Old Time)

    June 26th, 2019  |  33 mins 50 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 Bill Harlow! We recorded this about a week and a half ago at the Fiddler’s Festival in Weiser, Idaho.

  • Episode 147: Judy Lungren (The Duchess of Stickerville)

    June 19th, 2019  |  40 mins 11 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 Judy Lungren, the Duchess of Stickerville! We recorded this a few days ago at the Fiddler’s Festival in Weiser, Idaho.

  • Episode 146: Collin Stackhouse (Learned to Fiddle in Alaska and Play the Banjo in Antarctica)

    June 12th, 2019  |  43 mins 46 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, original songs, scandinavian fiddle, songwriting, swedish fiddle

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

  • Episode 145: Jake Blount (Facebook Live AMA)

    June 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 33 mins
    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 Jake Blount! Back in mid-April, we did three facebook live episodes to promote our northeast tour, so I put them all together with improved audio for anyone who missed the live broadcast. And because there are already hours of me interviewing Jake available on this show, he agreed to do the show in the AMA, or “ask me anything” format. So we’re answering listener submitted questions!

  • Episode 144: Lewis & Spence (Aren't Bored Yet)

    May 29th, 2019  |  53 mins 2 secs
    banjo, carter family, 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 friends are Hannah Lewis and Micah Spence! We recorded this a few weeks ago in Eugene during the Willamette Valley Old Time Social in Brandon Olszewski’s backyard music room! Thanks for hosting us, Brandon!

  • Episode 143: Dan Bui (Mandolin, Bluegrass, and How to Not Burnout as a Professional Musician)

    May 22nd, 2019  |  54 mins 41 secs
    banjo, bluegrass, bluegrass mandolin, bluegrass music, clawhammer banjo, frailing, 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 Dan Bui! We recorded this a month ago in Boston while I was on tour with Jake Blount.

  • Episode 142: Carol Skarstad (Old Time Cello)

    May 15th, 2019  |  40 mins 44 secs
    banjo, cello, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, 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 Carol Skarstad! We recorded this at the Willamette Valley Old Time Social a couple weeks ago in Eugene, Oregon.