Get Up in the Cool
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 408: Northern Resonance (with Tall Poppy String Band)
Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Anna Ekborg Hans-ers, Jerker Hans-ers, and Petrus Dillner of Northern Resonance, with special guests George Jackson and Morgan Harris! We recorded this in Viroqua, Wisconsin towards the end of our tour back in April. Tune in this episode: Pride of America (0:54) Polska efter Carl Sved (12:19) Marion Reece’s Cumberland Gap (29:15) Over the Pacific (Petrus Dillner original) (39:01) No. 1 (Anna Ekborg Hans-Ers original) (45:57) Bonus Track: Chinquapin Hunting Visit their website Follow Northern Resonance on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok Buy their albums on Bandcamp Buy Anna Ekborg Hans-Ers’ solo album Follow Morgan Harris on Instagram Follow George Jackson on Instagram Sign up for my Crooked Tunes workshop series! Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon Sign up at Pitchfork Banjo for my clawhammer instructional series! Schedule a banjo lesson with Cameron Visit Tall Poppy String Band’s website and follow us on Instagram Support Get Up in the Cool
Jun 19
54 min
Episode 407: Steve Rosen (Banjo Whimsy)
Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Steve Rosen. We recorded this at The Old Town School of Folk Music. Tune in this episode: Forked Deer (0:57) Chief O’Neill’s (13:08) Nail that Catfish to a Tree (Steve Rosen original) (26:52) Mississippi Sawyer (35:15) Mary Blacksmith (42:54) Bonus Track: Reel St. Joseph Visit Steve Rosen’s website Sign up for my Crooked Tunes workshop series! Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon Sign up at Pitchfork Banjo for my clawhammer instructional series! Schedule a banjo lesson with Cameron Visit Tall Poppy String Band’s website and follow us on Instagram Support Get Up in the Cool
Jun 12
46 min
Episode 406: Smack Young Walser (Sweet-tooth Fiddling)
Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Smack Young Walser. We recorded this at his home in Minneapolis. Tune in this episode: Luther Davis’ Sugar in the Gourd (0:34) Dick Sand’s Hornpipe (11:35) Old Mother Logo (32:02) Gotta Get a Job (Dave Landreth original) (38:20) Poor Little Johnny’s Gone to War (43:47) Bonus Track: Ernie Carpenter’s Cripple Creek Sign up for my Crooked Tunes workshop series! Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon Sign up at Pitchfork Banjo for my clawhammer instructional series! Schedule a banjo lesson with Cameron Visit Tall Poppy String Band’s website and follow us on Instagram Support Get Up in the Cool
Jun 5
48 min
Episode 405: Bobcat Opossum (Tune Scavengers)
Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Ellen Coplin and Sean Michael Hoffman of Bobcat Opossum. We recorded this at their home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Tune in this episode: Charles Bee’s Old 22 (0:30) 12/31/23 (Sean Michael Hoffman original) (10:14) Bill Malley’s Polkas (25:03) South Wind / The Connaghtmans (38:26) The Bravest Cowgirl / Cowboy’s Dream (52:24) Bonus Track: Quail Is a Pretty Bird Visit Bobcat Opossum’s website Follow The Debutants on Instagram Buy The Debutants’ album River On The Moon! Subscribe to Bobcat Opossum on YouTube Come study banjo with me at Augusta Old Time Week! Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon Sign up at Pitchfork Banjo for my clawhammer instructional series! Schedule a banjo lesson with Cameron Visit Tall Poppy String Band’s website and follow us on Instagram Support Get Up in the Cool
May 29
56 min
Episode 404: Calvin Woodring (Old Time Harmonica)
Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Calvin Woodring. We recorded this at his home in Madison, Wisconsin. Tune in this episode: Merriweather (1:08) Mama Blues (14:08) Zinger (21:47) The Walker Street Reel (35:51) Polecat Blues (41:11) Bonus Track: Rocky Road to Jordan The Stop and Listen Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon Sign up at Pitchfork Banjo for my clawhammer instructional series! Schedule a banjo lesson with Cameron Visit Tall Poppy String Band’s website and follow us on Instagram Support Get Up in the Cool
May 22
45 min
Episode 403: Lillian Werbin (Elderly Instruments)
Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Lillian Werbin. We recorded this at Elderly Instruments in Lansing, MI. Tune in this episode: High on the Mountain (1:13) West Virginia, My Home (12:38) Red Rocking Chair (26:20) Darling Corey (42:30) Handsome Molly (48:07) Bonus Track: Troubles Visit Elderly Instruments’ online store! Learn more about The Banjo Gathering Follow Lillian Werbin on Instagram Thanks to Earful of Fiddle for sponsoring this episode! Visit earfuloffiddle.com for more info and to sign up. Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon Sign up at Pitchfork Banjo for my clawhammer instructional series! Schedule a banjo lesson with Cameron Visit Tall Poppy String Band’s website and follow us on Instagram Support Get Up in the Cool
May 15
51 min
Episode 402: Sweet Milk and Peaches (Midwestern Schottisches, Polkas, and Jigs)
Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are Liz Voz and Jesse Downs of Sweet Milk and Peaches. We recorded this last week in Viroqua, Wisconsin. Tune in this episode: Step Up, Susie (1:10) Little Red Barn (9:02) Grandma’s March (18:34) A Capital Ship (28:42) The Cuckoo Schottische (39:50) Bernard Johnson’s Under the Double Eagle (45:35) Bonus Track: Sally Ann Johnson Thanks to AltStrings Academy for sponsoring this episode! Follow this link for more info. Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon Sign up at Pitchfork Banjo for my clawhammer instructional series! Schedule a banjo lesson with Cameron Visit Tall Poppy String Band’s website and follow us on Instagram Support Get Up in the Cool
May 8
50 min
Episode 401: Keala Venema (Old Time Fiddle, Shamisen, and Chatting with Instruments)
Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Keala Venema. We recorded this last week in Lansing, Michigan. Tune in this episode: Texas (1:04) Candy Girl (16:39) Cluck Old Hen (33:58) Julianne Johnson (39:52) Billy in the Lowground (44:38) Bonus Track: Big Scioty Follow Keala Venema on Instagram and Facebook Visit her band Whorled’s website Michigan Academy of Folk Music If you’re an adult learning the fiddle, you want to have fun joining in and making music. Take the guesswork out of it with AltStrings Academy! Live classes with National Scottish fiddle champion Caroline McCaskey and other master instructors. Over 400 on-demand lessons in technique, chop and groove, how to learn by ear, ergonomics, and more. Upcoming live workshop May 11 on key rhythmic bowing patterns of Old-Time fiddle with Karen Celia Heil. Ready to love the way you sound? Visit AltStringsAcademy.com to join today! Sign up for my workshop series Music Theory for Old Time Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon Sign up at Pitchfork Banjo for my clawhammer instructional series! Schedule a banjo lesson with Cameron Visit Tall Poppy String Band’s website and follow us on Instagram Support Get Up in the Cool
May 1
49 min
Episode 400: Emily Mann (Relaxed, Notey, G Tunes and Nashville Spring Distractions)
Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Emily Mann. We recorded this yesterday in Nashville at the home of Rachel Baiman and George Jackson. Tune in this episode: Burl Hammons’ Shelvin’ Rock (0:46) Forks of Reedy (13:51) Clyde Davenport’s Sally Johnson (29:19) Long John (41:58) Hell Up Coal Holler (50:30) Bonus Track: Icy Mountain Visit Paper Wings’ website Follow them on Instagram Follow Emily Mann on Instagram Follow Steamboat on Instagram Buy Emily Mann’s album Clifftop 2020 Check Tall Poppy String Band’s April tour dates with Northern Resonance Sign up for my workshop series Music Theory for Old Time Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon Sign up at Pitchfork Banjo for my clawhammer instructional series! Schedule a banjo lesson with Cameron Visit Tall Poppy String Band’s website and follow us on Instagram Support Get Up in the Cool
Apr 24
55 min
Episode 399: Ian Desiderio (Old Time Jam Democracy)
Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Ian Desiderio. We recorded this yesterday at my home in Portland, OR. Tune in this episode: Chinquapin Hunting The Gray Funnel Line Short Song About God Being Spatial Awareness (Ian Desiderio original) Road to Malvern Farther Along Bonus Track: John Brown’s Dream Visit Elbow Room’s website and follow them on Instagram Check Tall Poppy String Band’s April tour dates with Northern Resonance Sign up for my workshop series Music Theory for Old Time Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon Sign up at Pitchfork Banjo for my clawhammer instructional series! Schedule a banjo lesson with Cameron Visit Tall Poppy String Band’s website and follow us on Instagram Support Get Up in the Cool
Apr 17
57 min
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