249 episodes

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.

Get Up in the Cool Cameron DeWhitt

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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.

    Episode 245: Casey Murray & Molly Tucker (Writing Original Tunes and Contra Dance Music)

    Episode 245: Casey Murray & Molly Tucker (Writing Original Tunes and Contra Dance Music)

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friends are Casey Murray & Molly Tucker! We recorded this last week over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.


    Tunes and songs in this episode:



    Wilbur’s March (0:49)
    First Parking Ticket / Newcastle (11:17)
    Green Grows the Laurel (23:11)
    Walnut Home (41:40)
    Through the Gates (47:04)
    Bonus track: Turtle in the Grass / Mariposa / Da Auld Foula


    Pre-order Casey Murray & Molly Tucker’s album on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/m2cker/casey-murray-and-molly-tucker-make-an-album
    Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caseymurrayandmollytucker/
    Sign up for their mailing list at: https://www.caseymurraymusic.com/


    Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool
    Buy Get Up in the Cool merch like t-shirts, phone cases, and masks! https://teespring.com/new-get-up-in-the-cool-swag
    Sign up at https://www.pitchforkbanjo.com/ for my clawhammer instructional series!
    Check out Cameron’s other podcast, Think Outside the Box Set: https://boxset.fireside.fm/
    Support Get Up in the Cool

    • 50 min
    Episode 244: Gaye Harrison (Selections from Dear Old Illinois)

    Episode 244: Gaye Harrison (Selections from Dear Old Illinois)

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Gaye Harrison! We recorded this last week over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.


    Tunes and songs in this episode:
    Crooked Road
    Walk Old Shoe, Heel Come A'Draggin
    Sailor Springs
    Prairie du Rocher Motion
    Molly Kiss Your Darling
    4 & 20 Blackbirds Dancing on a Fawn Skin
    Bonus track: Wolf Creek


    Contact Gaye for Motherlode CD’s (I’ll forward any emails to her): http://getupinthecool.com/contact
    Buy Dear Old Illinois book: https://musicstore.oldtownschool.org/shop/c/p/Book---Dear-Old-Illinois---Traditional-Music-of-Downstate-IL-x43183645.htm
    and CD’s: https://musicstore.oldtownschool.org/shop/c/p/CD---Dear-Old-Illinois---Traditional-Music-of-Downstate-IL-x43183646.htm


    Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool
    Buy Get Up in the Cool merch like t-shirts, phone cases, and masks! https://teespring.com/new-get-up-in-the-cool-swag
    Sign up at https://www.pitchforkbanjo.com/ for my clawhammer instructional series!
    Check out Cameron’s other podcast, Think Outside the Box Set: https://boxset.fireside.fm/
    Support Get Up in the Cool

    • 52 min
    Episode 243: Sheila & Jesse (Twin Fiddling)

    Episode 243: Sheila & Jesse (Twin Fiddling)

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friends are Sheila & Jesse! We recorded this last week over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.


    Tunes and songs in this episode:
    Grayson Dervishes
    New Five Cent Piece
    Going Down to Georgia O
    Truck, then a Bird
    Shark Week
    Bonus track: Jenny Get Around


    This episode is brought to you in part by my dear friends at Earful of Fiddle who want to let you know about a special event coming THIS SATURDAY. Earful of Fiddle Music & Dance Camp presents Earful in the Parlour 2, a daylong virtual festival of sound and gesture to support touring artists and bring traditional arts into your homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earful in the Parlour 2 streams Saturday, April 24, from noon-midnight EDT on Zoom. Performers include past guests of Get Up in the Cool Jake Blount, the Vox Hunters, Betse & Clarke, Ruby John, Nic Gareiss and many more! Proceeds will go directly to the artists. Visit www.earfuloffiddle.com for tickets.


    Buy Sheila & Jesse’s self-titled album: https://sheilaandjesse.bandcamp.com/releases
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheilaandjesse
    Sheila Markazi’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sheilamarkazi/
    Jesse Maw’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mawfiddle/
    Join Jesse’s Patreon for fiddle lessons: https://www.patreon.com/mawfiddle


    Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool
    Buy Get Up in the Cool merch like t-shirts, phone cases, and masks! https://teespring.com/new-get-up-in-the-cool-swag
    Sign up at https://www.pitchforkbanjo.com/ for my clawhammer instructional series!
    Check out Cameron’s other podcast, Think Outside the Box Set: https://boxset.fireside.fm/
    Support Get Up in the Cool

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 242: Kalia Yeagle (Professing Old Time Music, Asking Better Questions, and the Alaska Fiddle Sound)

    Episode 242: Kalia Yeagle (Professing Old Time Music, Asking Better Questions, and the Alaska Fiddle Sound)

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Kalia Yeagle! We recorded this last week over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.


    Tunes and songs in this episode:
    Cowan Powers’ Paddy on the Turnpike
    Old Cumberland
    J.D. Harris’ Grey Eagle
    Sugar in the Coffee
    Charlie Bowman’s Forked Deer
    Bonus track: Cowtown Rag


    Preorder happy again at Bill and the Belles’ website: https://billandthebelles.com/
    And like and follow them on social media!
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillandBelles
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BillandtheBelles/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/billandthebelles/
    Email Kalia for lessons: kalia.yeagle@gmail.com
    Take a workshop with Kalia at the Handmade Music School: https://handmademusicschool.com/
    Check out the Bluegrass, Old Time, and Roots Music Program at East Tennessee University: https://www.etsu.edu/cas/das/bluegrass/


    Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool
    Buy Get Up in the Cool merch like t-shirts, phone cases, and masks! https://teespring.com/new-get-up-in-the-cool-swag
    Sign up at https://www.pitchforkbanjo.com/ for my clawhammer instructional series!
    Check out Cameron’s other podcast, Think Outside the Box Set: https://boxset.fireside.fm/
    Support Get Up in the Cool

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 241: Seth Shumate (Old Time Harmonica)

    Episode 241: Seth Shumate (Old Time Harmonica)

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Seth Shumate! We recorded this last week over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.


    Tunes and songs in this episode:
    Bill Cheatham
    Blowin’ the Quills
    Old Hen Cackle
    Pike’s Peak
    Dunbar
    Bonus track: Soldier’s Joy


    Visit The Ozark Highballers’ website and buy their albums: https://www.theozarkhighballers.com/
    Subscribe to Seth Shumate’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Jehoshephat


    Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool
    Buy Get Up in the Cool merch like t-shirts, phone cases, and masks! https://teespring.com/new-get-up-in-the-cool-swag
    Sign up at https://www.pitchforkbanjo.com/ for my clawhammer instructional series!
    Check out Cameron’s other podcast, Think Outside the Box Set: https://boxset.fireside.fm/
    Support Get Up in the Cool

    • 51 min
    Episode 240: Carling Berkhout (Paths to Old Time, Writing Original Tunes, and Musical Identity)

    Episode 240: Carling Berkhout (Paths to Old Time, Writing Original Tunes, and Musical Identity)

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Carling Berkhout! We recorded this two weeks ago over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.


    Tunes and songs in this episode:
    Indian Summer
    Mulberry Sky
    Omen
    Wandering Boy
    Quince Dillon
    Bonus track: Angeline the Baker


    Visit Carling & Will’s website: https://carlingandwill.com/
    Buy their albums: https://carlingandwill.bandcamp.com/
    Like and Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carlingandwill
    And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlingandwill/
    Check out Carling Berkhout’s solo music: https://carlingberkhout.bandcamp.com/
    Follow Carling Berkhout on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlingberkhout/


    Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool
    Buy Get Up in the Cool merch like t-shirts, phone cases, and masks! https://teespring.com/new-get-up-in-the-cool-swag
    Sign up at https://www.pitchforkbanjo.com/ for my clawhammer instructional series!
    Check out Cameron’s other podcast, Think Outside the Box Set: https://boxset.fireside.fm/
    Support Get Up in the Cool

    • 47 min

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