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 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.

  • Episode 121: David Hoffmann (So Uncool it's Cool)

    December 19th, 2018  |  45 mins 52 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 David Hoffmann. We recorded this in the backyard of Hunter and Suzy Owens’ house in Sydney.

  • Episode 120: Liam Wratten (Can't Choose a Favorite)

    December 12th, 2018  |  53 mins 50 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 Liam Wratten. We recorded this in the living room of former guest of the show Nara Demasson.

  • Episode 119: Rachel Johnston and Trent Arkleysmith (Two if by Sea)

    December 5th, 2018  |  57 mins 21 secs
    banjo, cello, clawhammer banjo, guitar, old time banjo, old time cello, old time guitar, old time tunes, original tunes

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Rachel Johnston and Trent Arkleysmith from the Australian duo Two if by Sea! We recorded this in a camper trailer on their land in Majors Creek, NSW.

  • Episode 118: Judy and Rod Jones (Saving the Seeds)

    November 28th, 2018  |  55 mins 15 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 Judy and Rod Jones. We recorded this on the front porch of the cabin in the backyard of Hunter and Suzy Owens’ house in Sydney.

  • Episode 117: Jeremy Marcotte (The NC to VIC Old Time Special)

    November 21st, 2018  |  50 mins 47 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 Jeremy Marcotte! We recorded this at the flat he shares with his partner Sam in Melbourne.

  • Episode 116: Shell Eaves (Old Time Songs)

    November 14th, 2018  |  33 mins 59 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 Shell Eaves! We recorded this in her apartment in Sydney right before the Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival.

  • Episode 115: Nara Demasson (Instrument Maker)

    November 7th, 2018  |  53 mins 3 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 friend Nara Demasson, with special guest Gareth Bjaaland on guitar! We recorded this in a cabin at Gareth’s family farm in Barkers Vale, NSW.

  • 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.