270 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 265: Vivian Williams (Old Time Music from the Pacific Northwest)

    Episode 265: Vivian Williams (Old Time Music from the Pacific Northwest)

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Vivian Williams. We recorded this in her home a couple weeks ago in Seattle, Washington.


    Tunes and songs in this episode:



    Tennessee Grey Eagle (0:40)
    The Unfortunate Dog (25:45)
    St. Adele’s Reel (44:22)
    Pete’s Breakdown (1:06:24)
    Peter Barnes (1:11:25)
    Frog Heaven (1:18:53)
    Bonus track: Peekaboo Waltz


    Visit the Voyager Records website for Vivian and Phil’s CD’s and books: http://voyagerrecords.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

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 264: Heidi Kristenson (Banjo Duets)

    Episode 264: Heidi Kristenson (Banjo Duets)

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Heidi Kristenson. We recorded this back in August at the Centralia Campout in Centralia, Washington.


    Tunes and songs in this episode:



    Needlecase (0:50)
    Spotted Pony (12:02)
    Boys Them Buzzards are Flying (23:41)
    Dull Chisel (34:18)
    Roscoe (41:18)
    Bonus track: Old Molly Hare


    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

    • 46 min
    Episode 263: River Scheuerell (Playing Banjo on Other Instruments and the Olympia Old Time Community)

    Episode 263: River Scheuerell (Playing Banjo on Other Instruments and the Olympia Old Time Community)

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is River Scheuerell. We recorded this a few weeks ago at the Centralia Campout in Centralia, Washington.


    Tunes and songs in this episode:



    James Roberts’ Tune (0:39)
    Lost Girl (20:10)
    Highlander’s Farewell (29:48)
    Karen Collins’ Tune (39:39)
    Billy in the Lowground (46:15)
    Bonus track: Bound to Have a Little Fun


    River’s website: https://www.riverscheuerell.com/
    Buy River and Sage’s album on Bandcamp: https://riverandsagescheuerell.bandcamp.com/album/maple-grove
    Follow him River on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/river_scheuerell/


    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 262: Robyn Burns (Oregon Fiddling and Earl White's Mark on Portland)

    Episode 262: Robyn Burns (Oregon Fiddling and Earl White's Mark on Portland)

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Robyn Burns. We recorded this a few weeks ago at the Centralia Campout in Centralia, Washington.


    Tunes and songs in this episode:



    Maiden Rock Waltz (0:38)
    Possum on a Rail (10:57)
    Folding Down the Sheets (16:22)
    Boll Weevil (28:12)
    Katie Dear (33:26)
    Bonus track: Chinese Breakdown


    Buy Robyn Burns’ album Learning in the Dark on Bandcamp: https://robynburns.bandcamp.com/releases
    Visit Burns Violins’ website: https://www.burnsviolins.com/


    Sign up for Cameron's banjo workshops with Caffè Lena!
    Beginning Clawhammer: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/165579253003
    Intermediate Clawhammer: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/166397971813


    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

    • 37 min
    Episode 261: Brian Zimmerman (Midwestern Old Time and Standard A Tunes)

    Episode 261: Brian Zimmerman (Midwestern Old Time and Standard A Tunes)

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend is Brian Zimmerman. We recorded this a couple weeks ago at the Centralia Campout in Centralia, Washington.


    Tunes and songs in this episode:



    Shipping Port (1:15)
    Five Miles To Town (22:36)
    Jack of Diamonds (37:43)
    The Fox Chase (49:18)
    Give the Fiddler a Dram (58:09)
    Bonus track: Centerville


    Visit No Name String Band’s website: https://nonamestringband.com/
    Buy their albums at their bandcamp: https://nonamestringband.bandcamp.com/


    Sign up for Cameron's banjo workshops with Caffè Lena!
    Beginning Clawhammer: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/165579253003
    Intermediate Clawhammer: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/166397971813


    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 3 min
    Episode 260: Lillian and Adam Kology (Making Instruments, Old Time In-Laws, and Boston Thumbs-Up Style)

    Episode 260: Lillian and Adam Kology (Making Instruments, Old Time In-Laws, and Boston Thumbs-Up Style)

    Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friends are Lillian and Adam Kology. We recorded in July at the Harry Smith Frolic in Greenfield, Massachusetts.


    Tunes and songs in this episode:



    La Grondeuse (1:07)
    Oak Ridge Stomp (17:22)
    Wimbush Rag (25:37)
    Old Mother Flanagan (41:44)
    Sand Lake (via Crooked Jades) (48:51)
    Bonus track: Salty River Reel


    Visit the Kology Violins website: https://www.kologyviolins.com/
    Follow Adam on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamjhkology/
    Check out Lillian’s visual art website: https://www.lillianphk.com/
    Follow Lillian on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lillianphk/
    Visit MIT’s Future Heritage Lab: https://www.futureheritagelab.com/


    Sign up for Cameron's banjo workshops with Caffè Lena!
    Beginning Clawhammer: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/165579253003
    Intermediate Clawhammer: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/166397971813


    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

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
168 Ratings

168 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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