238 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

    • Music Interviews
    • 5.0 • 162 Ratings

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 234: Sophie Wellington (Loves Her Complex)

    Episode 234: Sophie Wellington (Loves Her Complex)

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Sophie Wellington, with special guest guitarist Dan Bui! We recorded this last week over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.


    Tunes and songs in this episode:
    Bound to Have a Little Fun
    Marion Reece’s Cumberland Gap
    Sullivan’s Hollow
    Bugs in the Taters
    Granddad’s Favorite
    Bonus track: Hy Patillion


    Visit Sophie Wellington’s website: https://www.sophiewellington.com/
    Follow Sophie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sophiemaeplay
    and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/so.fi.me/


    Sign up for my workshops with the Old Town School of Folk Music:
    February 21: Anticipated Notes and Ghost Strokes: https://www.oldtownschool.org/classes/detail/?courseid=6812
    February 28: Slides from Every Angle: https://www.oldtownschool.org/classes/detail/?courseid=6813


    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 4 min
    Episode 233: Beverly Street String Band (Janie Rothfield, Allan Carr, and Bill Wellington)

    Episode 233: Beverly Street String Band (Janie Rothfield, Allan Carr, and Bill Wellington)

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Janie Rothfield, Allan Carr, and Bill Wellington of the Beverly Street String Band! We recorded this a few weeks ago over Skype and I recorded my musical parts afterwards.


    Tunes and songs in this episode:
    Breakin’ Up Christmas
    Jordan Is a Hard Road to Travel
    Porter’s Reel
    Theo’s Waltz
    Goodbye Miss Liza Jane
    Bonus track: Jake Phelps’ Durang’s Hornpipe


    Follow Beverly Street String Band on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Beverley-Street-String-band-106149347975441/
    Subscribe to Beverly Street String Band on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfreTJuiJyQU5dNGcIlsx6g
    Visit Janie Rothfield’s new website: https://janierothfield.com/
    Learn more about Bill Wellington’s Radio Woof: https://www.radiowoof.com/


    Sign up for my workshops with the Old Town School of Folk Music:
    February 21: Anticipated Notes and Ghost Strokes: https://www.oldtownschool.org/classes/detail/?courseid=6812
    February 28: Slides from Every Angle: https://www.oldtownschool.org/classes/detail/?courseid=6813


    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

    • 42 min
    Episode 232: Eden and Lukas Pool (The Ozark Banjo Co.)

    Episode 232: Eden and Lukas Pool (The Ozark Banjo Co.)

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


    Tunes and songs in this episode:
    Mike in the Wilderness
    Hills of Mexico
    Sandy River
    Bonaparte’s Retreat
    Polly Put the Kettle On
    Bonus track: Keep on the Sunny Side


    Visit The Ozark Banjo Co. website for lessons, banjos, and their album The Lost Gander: https://ozarkbanjo.com/


    Sign up for my workshops with the Old Town School of Folk Music:
    February 21: Anticipated Notes and Ghost Strokes: https://www.oldtownschool.org/classes/detail/?courseid=6812
    February 28: Slides from Every Angle: https://www.oldtownschool.org/classes/detail/?courseid=6813


    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

    • 43 min
    Episode 231: Annie Staninec (The Bluegrass vs. Old Time Dichotomy, Improvisation, and Musical Upbringing)

    Episode 231: Annie Staninec (The Bluegrass vs. Old Time Dichotomy, Improvisation, and Musical Upbringing)

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Annie Staninec! We recorded this in person, outside my front door, socially distant back in early November.


    Tunes and songs in this episode:
    Salt River
    Steely Rag
    Old Dirty Boot (Betse Ellis original)
    All the Way Across Texas (Paul Schelasky original)
    I’ve Always Been a Rambler
    Bonus track: Elzic’s Farewell


    Annie Staninec’s website: https://anniestaninec.com/
    Follow Annie on Facebook for livestream shows and news: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeydeaf
    Attend "A Place in the Band: Women in Bluegrass and American Roots Music" on February 26: lhttps://www.blueridgemusiccenter.org/concert-calendar/a-place-in-the-band/


    Get your tickets for the Winter Online Old Time Banjo Festival, January 29-31! https://www.cathymarcy.com/winter-online-old-time-banjo-festival/
    Sign up for my workshops with the Old Town School of Folk Music:
    February 21: Anticipated Notes and Ghost Strokes: https://www.oldtownschool.org/classes/detail/?courseid=6812
    February 28: Slides from Every Angle: https://www.oldtownschool.org/classes/detail/?courseid=6813


    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

    • 48 min
    Episode 230: Isa Burke (Fiddle Camp, Murder Ballad Discourse, and Choosing a Music Career)

    Episode 230: Isa Burke (Fiddle Camp, Murder Ballad Discourse, and Choosing a Music Career)

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


    Tunes and songs in this episode:
    What Will We Do If We Have No Money
    Golden Ticket
    Bad Guy
    Rymer’s Favorite
    Wake Up
    Bonus track: Hares on the Mountain


    Visit Isa Burke’s website to subscribe to her newsletter, inquire about lessons, and find other ways to support her music: https://isaburke.com/
    Visit Lula Wiles’ website: http://www.lulawiles.com/
    Follow Lula Wiles on Social Media:
    http://instagram.com/lulawiles
    http://twitter.com/lulawiles
    http://www.facebook.com/lulawilesband
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt2whz4m52WRiovR0Mu-RxQ


    Get your tickets for the Winter Online Old Time Banjo Festival, January 29-31! https://www.cathymarcy.com/winter-online-old-time-banjo-festival/
    Sign up for my workshops with the Old Town School of Folk Music:
    February 21: Anticipated Notes and Ghost Strokes: https://www.oldtownschool.org/classes/detail/?courseid=6812
    February 28: Slides from Every Angle: https://www.oldtownschool.org/classes/detail/?courseid=6813


    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

    • 57 min
    Episode 229: Alicia Jardine (Clawhammering Swedish Tunes and Queering Traditional Music)

    Episode 229: Alicia Jardine (Clawhammering Swedish Tunes and Queering Traditional Music)

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


    Tunes and songs in this episode:
    Halling efter Tuven
    Bockeluras Polska
    Vals efter Pål Karl
    Cindy
    Scotchman Scotchman
    Bonus track: Red Rocking Chair


    Like and Follow Happy Heartaches on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HappyHeartaches/
    and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happyheartaches/
    Stream their album on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6pmmT3vA3I2okkix0SQUMR?si=qwznabsWRwOjjpGwmMOj8A
    Follow Alicia Jardine on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aliciajardine/
    Email Alicia for lessons: aliciajardine@hotmail.com


    Get your tickets for the Winter Online Old Time Banjo Festival, January 29-31! https://www.cathymarcy.com/winter-online-old-time-banjo-festival/
    Sign up for my workshops with the Old Town School of Folk Music:
    February 21: Anticipated Notes and Ghost Strokes: https://www.oldtownschool.org/classes/detail/?courseid=6812
    February 28: Slides from Every Angle: https://www.oldtownschool.org/classes/detail/?courseid=6813


    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

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

JWSkills ,

Interesting & High-Quality

THE podcast for fans of traditional (“old-time”) music. Wide variety of styles, regions, instrumentation, and viewpoints represented. Rich and engaging discussion balanced with fantastic musical interludes. Cameron does a great job; production is really top-notch. Well worth a listen!

cwaigl ,

Excellent music podcast!

Cameron DeWhitt's nerdy, open and conversational approach makes this a delightful podcast. Interviews with musicians, who usually have thoughtful things to say, interspered with American Old Time music playing.

@njhunt ,

Amazing show

I love the mixture of interview and music. Cameron DeWhitt travels all over (including Australia!) to interview and jam with musicians, and its so great. Highly recommended.

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