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 94: Jason Cade (Half a Hog-Eyed Man)

    June 13th, 2018  |  1 hr 7 mins
    clawhammer banjo, fiddle, 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 Jason Cade, of Hog-Eyed Man. 

  • Episode 93: Dara Weiss (Old Time Songs)

    June 6th, 2018  |  52 mins 49 secs
    bluegrass songs, clawhammer banjo, guitar, old time, old time guitar, songs

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Dara Weiss, from All Day Breakfast Stringband! We recorded at Black Creek about a week and a half ago.

  • Episode 92: Joe Troop (Is Friends with a Smelly Old Bear)

    May 30th, 2018  |  59 mins 40 secs
    bluegrass, 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 Joe Troop from Che Apalache, your favorite latingrass band!

  • Episode 91: Riley Calcagno (Wants to Hang Out Backstage)

    May 23rd, 2018  |  38 mins 33 secs
    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 Riley Calcagno of The Onlies, and more recently of Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno.

  • Episode 90: Max Evans (Old Time in Canada, Formational Tunes, and Trendy Vegetables)

    May 16th, 2018  |  45 mins 28 secs
    clawhammer banjo, fiddle, old time fiddle, old time music, podcast

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Max Evans, fiddler for All Day Breakfast Stringband. We recorded this in Vancouver, BC, the morning after the first night of EVOS, the East Vancouver Old Time Social. 

  • Episode 89: Molly Tenenbaum (Mystery, Joy, and Old Time Banjo)

    May 9th, 2018  |  47 mins 7 secs
    banjo duet, clawhammer banjo, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is old time banjoist and poet Molly Tenenbaum.

  • Episode 88: Armin Barnett (Old Time Sources)

    May 2nd, 2018  |  50 mins 17 secs
    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 Armin Barnett, another new friend from Seattle!

  • Episode 87: Emily Keene (The Golden Age of Traditional Music in Seattle/Old Time Harmonica)

    April 25th, 2018  |  50 mins 7 secs
    clawhammer banjo, harmonica, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Emily Keene. As we started warming up, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this would be a harmonica episode!

  • Episode 86: Jenny Monfore (Will Homestead for Tunes)

    April 18th, 2018  |  57 mins 28 secs
    clawhammer banjo, fiddle, music, 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 Jenny Monfore. We recorded this at her place in Seattle, a few days before the East Vancouver Old Time Social.

  • Episode 85: Squirrel Butter (Charmaine Slaven & Charlie Beck)

    April 11th, 2018  |  1 hr 1 min
    banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, old time music

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Charmaine Slaven & Charlie Beck of Squirrel Butter! We recorded this at Scott Killops’ house during the Portland Old Time Music Gathering. 

  • Episode 84: Mark Tamsula and Richard Withers (Old Time Music of Southwestern Pennsylvania)

    April 4th, 2018  |  58 mins 6 secs
    #fifelife, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, fife, guitar, harmonica, old time fiddle, southwestern pennsylvania, sw pa

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Mark Tamsula and Richard Withers, and they brought some traditional music from Southwestern Pennsylvania to share! 

  • Episode 83: Lyle de Vitry (Old Time Obsession/Excavating Tombs)

    March 28th, 2018  |  1 hr 2 mins
    clawhammer banjo, 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 my good buddy Lyle de Vitry, and I’m excited for you to meet him if you haven’t already, because his Old Time music story is really sweet, and his fiddling is beautiful.

  • Episode 82: Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones (A Trip to Dittyville)

    March 21st, 2018  |  1 hr 1 min
    banjo, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, original songs, original tunes

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! Many of you already know this week’s friends, because they’re some of Old Time’s most active performers, educators and recording artists: Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones.

  • Episode 81: Bitter Bloom (Domenica Romagni and Mark Harris)

    March 14th, 2018  |  1 hr 4 mins
    cello, clawhammer banjo, flatpicking, guitar, original tunes

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are cellist Domenica Romagni and guitarist Mark Harris from Philadelphia’s own Bitter Bloom. 

  • Episode 80: Peter Mawanga (Traditional Music from Malawi)

    March 7th, 2018  |  1 hr 5 mins
    african music, clawhammer banjo, guitar, malawian music, percussion, sansi, talking drum

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! I have a really special friend this week: Peter Mawanga!

  • Episode 79: Andy McLeod (A Curated History of Fingerstyle Guitar)

    February 28th, 2018  |  1 hr 10 mins
    american primitive, clawhammer, clawhammer banjo, cotton-picking, finger-style guitar, ragtime

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Andy McLeod, and he brought with him a wonderful little history lesson on fingerstyle guitar!