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 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.

  • Episode 362: Sam & Charlie Sheie (Old Time Fiddle and Guitar)

    August 2nd, 2023  |  33 mins 22 secs
    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 friends are Sam and Charlie Sheie. We recorded this last week at my home in Portland, OR.

  • Episode 361: Finn Tobias (Flatpicking Old Time Tunes)

    July 26th, 2023  |  49 mins 57 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 Finn Tobias. We recorded this a few weeks ago in Port Townsend, WA.

  • Episode 360: Nora Brown & Steph Coleman (Old Time in NYC and Chicago)

    July 19th, 2023  |  39 mins 39 secs
    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 friends are Nora Brown & Steph Coleman. We recorded this a couple weeks ago in Portland, OR.

  • Episode 359: Athena McKown (Cotillions, Hand-Me-Down Fiddles, and Barbed Wire Radios)

    July 12th, 2023  |  40 mins 21 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 Athena McKown. We recorded this last week in Port Townsend, WA.

  • Episode 358: Shohei Tsutsumi (Melorhythmic Guitar and Lap Dulcimer)

    July 5th, 2023  |  56 mins 50 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, lap dulcimer, melorhythmic guitar, old time banjo, old time dulcimer, 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 Shohei Tsutsumi. We recorded this last month in Osaka, Japan.

  • Episode 357: Call Up in the Cool No. 1

    June 28th, 2023  |  1 hr 1 min
    banjo, call in episode, clawhammer banjo, old time banjo, old time music, requests

    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 356: Brooks Masten (Banjo Making and Custom Ordered Happiness)

    June 21st, 2023  |  1 hr 17 mins
    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 Brooks Masten. We recorded this last week at his home in Portland, OR.

  • Episode 355: Kate Kerr (Pretty Shaky String Band, Authenticity, and Old Time in Colorado)

    June 14th, 2023  |  39 mins 43 secs
    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 friends are Kate Kerr with special guest guitarist Morgan Harris. We recorded this last month at Kate’s home in Lyons, CO.

  • Call in episode announcement and request for questions!

    June 11th, 2023  |  1 min 13 secs

    Hey everybody I want to do a CALL IN episode of sorts and I need y’all to submit questions and tune recommendations! The deadline is this Wednesday, June 14th at 11:59pm. Just email your questions to [email protected] or use the contact form at getupinthecool.com. EXTRA CREDIT for those of you who make a voice memo on your phone and send that to me so I can play it on the air.

  • Episode 354: Needle & Thread (Ella and Maddy Zuellig)

    June 7th, 2023  |  37 mins 13 secs
    banjo, clara delfina, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, ola belle reed, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, old time songs, twin fiddling

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Ella and Maddy Zuellig of Needle & Thread. We recorded this last week at their home in Fort Collins, CO.

  • Episode 353: George Jackson (The Old Time 100)

    May 31st, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins
    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 George Jackson. We recorded this last week at Bob Zuellig’s house in Fort Collins, CO.

  • Episode 352: Alan Murray and Andrew Finn Magill (Trad Music Mythology and Old Time Curious Bouzouki)

    May 24th, 2023  |  38 mins 11 secs
    banjo, bouzouki, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, irish music, jigs, old time banjo, old time bouzouki, 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 Alan Murray and Andrew Finn Magill. We recorded on Saturday at my home in Portland, OR.

  • Episode 351: Six Dollar String Band (Traditional Trance Music)

    May 17th, 2023  |  58 mins 47 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, double bass, drop d, drop d guitar, fiddle, guitar, old time banjo, old time bass, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, string bass, upright bass

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are the members of Six Dollar String Band: Tony Holmquist, Brendan Shafer, Stephen Sellers, and Robin Davis. We recorded this last month at the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown in Colorado.

  • Episode 350: Adrian Gross (Slocan Ramblers, John Hartford's Windows, and the Gifts of a Small Scene)

    May 10th, 2023  |  1 hr 2 mins
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, mandolin, 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 Adrian Gross. We recorded this last month at the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown in Colorado.

  • Episode 349: The Arcane Ramblers (Old Time in Taos, NM)

    May 3rd, 2023  |  36 mins 31 secs
    banjo, bluegrass banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, mandolin, 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 The Arcane Ramblers: Robert Quijano, Tom Robison, and Bud Branch. We recorded this last month in Bud’s home in Taos, NM.