Paul Silveria (The Hidden Curriculum of Square Dance Calling)

Episode 296 · April 27th, 2022 · 1 hr 9 mins

About this Episode

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Paul Silveria. We recorded this a few weeks ago in my home in Portland, Oregon.

Tunes and songs in this episode:

  • Valley Forge (01:38)
  • Sugar Hill (12:50)
  • Cumberland Gap (34:16)
  • Sarah Armstrong’s Tune (56:31)
  • Hunting the Buffalo (01:05:13)
  • Bonus track: Big Eyed Rabbit

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This episode is brought to you in part by the California Bluegrass Association Summer Music Camp! CBA Summer Music Camp takes place June 12th through the 15th at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, California. Daily instrument focused and elective classes, jams, square dances, student, and faculty concerts are attended outdoors among the pine trees. This year’s faculty include: Stringband The Onlies, John Reischman, Mike Compton, and Laurie Lewis, among others. You can learn more about the camp and register online at

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