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 114: Flick Law and Jacqui Mckenzie (Old Time Conversion Moments)

    October 31st, 2018  |  50 mins 1 sec
    clawhammer banjo, contra dance 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 friends are Flick Law and Jacqui Mckenzie We recorded this in their backyard in Melbourne.

  • Episode 113: Craig Woodward (Live at Nimbin Roots Festival)

    October 24th, 2018  |  50 mins 6 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, 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 Craig Woodward! We recorded this in front of a live audience at the Nimbin Roots Festival.

  • Episode 112: Cat & Clint (Live at Twangadiddlydoo)

    October 17th, 2018  |  54 mins 35 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, 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 Cat Moser and Clint Dylan O’Gradey, AKA Cat & Clint. We recorded this at Twangadiddlydoo at Ayesha and Richard MacEwan’s place in Lockwood South, Victoria.

  • Episode 111: Gareth Bjaaland (Old Time Fiddling, Australian Slang, and Life in the Circus)

    October 10th, 2018  |  54 mins 11 secs

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Gareth Bjaaland, with special guest Nara Demasson on guitar. We recorded this on his family’s land in Barkers Vale NSW, outside of Nimbin.

  • Episode 110: Laura Murawski (Had Lots of Teachers)

    October 3rd, 2018  |  49 mins 7 secs
    clawhammer banjo, fiddle, jon bekoff, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, 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 Laura Murawski! We recorded this at Burhania during Clifftop! Thanks so much AGAIN to all the Burhanses.

  • Episode 109: Haakon Oyen (Live at Clifftop 2018)

    September 26th, 2018  |  49 mins 33 secs
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time music, 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 Haakon Oyen. We recorded this at Ry Burhans’ camp at clifftop! Thanks Ry!

  • Episode 108: Clara Delfina (Live at Clifftop 2018)

    September 19th, 2018  |  53 mins 59 secs
    banjo, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old-time fiddle, original songs, singer-songwriter, songwriter

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Clara Delfina! We recorded this at Burhania during Clifftop!

  • Episode 107: Tom MacKenzie (Twin Banjos)

    September 12th, 2018  |  44 mins 33 secs
    banjo duet, clawhammer banjo, clawhammer duet, old time music, 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 Tom MacKenzie from Vermont! We recorded this at Vermont’s own Old Time on the Onion! Thanks again to RD Eno for inviting me to come teach the workshop!

  • Episode 106: Jane Rothfield (Live at Clifftop 2018)

    September 5th, 2018  |  52 mins 25 secs
    banjo, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, guitar, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, 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 Jane Rothfield, returning for her third appearance on Get Up in the Cool! Also joining us on guitar is Michael Starkey from Edinburgh.

  • Episode 105: Roger Netherton (Live at Clifftop)

    August 29th, 2018  |  39 mins 24 secs
    banjo, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, f tunes, fiddle, old time, old time fiddle, old time music, old-time

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Roger Netherton! I ran into him Sunday night at Clifftop right after Ben Wetherbee and I arrived, and we set up a last minute recording session for the following morning.

  • Episode 104: Gailanne Amundsen and Shona Carr (Live at Clifftop 2018)

    August 22nd, 2018  |  59 mins 41 secs
    carter family, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time fiddle, old time music, tenor guitar, twin fiddle

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Gailanne Amundsen and Shona Carr!

  • Episode 103: Nate Paine (The Fiddling of Jon Bekoff)

    August 15th, 2018  |  57 mins 19 secs
    banjo, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, old time fiddling, vermont fiddling, western mass fiddle, western mass old time

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Nate Paine, the closest living source we have of Jon Bekoff’s tunes and fiddling.

  • Episode 102: Kristina Gaddy and Pete Ross (History of the Banjo)

    August 8th, 2018  |  1 hr 17 mins
    banjo, banjo builder, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, old time fiddle, old time guitar

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Kristina Gaddy and Pete Ross. We recorded at their home about a month ago when I was in town to play the Baltimore Square Dance.

  • Episode 101: Brad Kolodner (Old Time in the Community)

    August 1st, 2018  |  1 hr 9 mins
    banjo, banjo duet, clawhammer banjo, clawhammer duet, old time, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Brad Kolodner! Brad was my guest for episode one, and this is episode 101, and I feel very sentimental about that.

  • Episode 100: Cameron DeWhitt (Episode 100! Ft. Scotty Leach and Brian Slattery)

    July 25th, 2018  |  1 hr 22 mins
    clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, old time banjo, old time fiddle, old time guitar, old time music, old-time

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This is episode 100, and we have two special guest hosts today: Scotty Leach and Brian Slattery, and I’m the guest.

  • Episode 99: Corey Husic (Gorillas, Birding, and Clyde Davenport Tunes)

    July 18th, 2018  |  44 mins 38 secs
    banjo, clawhammer, 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 Corey Husic! As the title would suggest, the conversation goes in some interesting places.