Paul is a musician, dance caller, teacher, and community organizer who has connection at the heart of his work. His presence on stage is warm and comfortable bringing the audience into a close circle.
His show can include heartfelt originals, playful interactive moments, community dance, visual delight, and classic old time tunes paired with the stories behind them. Originally from Portland Oregon, and now living in Vancouver BC, Paul has been performing, teaching, and calling dances across the west for more than 15 years.
“Over his 15 years mastering the banjo and calling square-dances, Silveria has built a performance style that combines historic tales and folk-standards with audience interaction and collective dances.”
Revelstoke Review - July 28, 2018
“Square dance enthusiasts answer the call. Portland punk took an allemande left turn after raucous kitchen party.”
Vancouver Courier - March 02, 2016
"Paul and his performers deliver an outstanding performance every time. They instantly engage the crowd with their infectious energy and easy to follow instructions."
The East Vancouver Cultural Centre
Recent performances include:
Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Mission Folk Music Festival
Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival
Foothills Accoustic Music Institute
Portland Old Time Gathering