Sandy Schuman delights in sharing personal adventures, historical sagas, folk tales, and tall tales. He tells stories about songs and sings songs that tell a story. His performance of songs from the Great American Songbook – and the stories of how they came to be – celebrate some of the best-known American songs by some of the least-known Jewish songwriters.
"My Father was a Storyteller" includes original Jewish stories and songs. "Song of the Century" is the sing-along story behind the number one song of the 20th century. "Welcome to Chelm’s Pond," is where the ridiculous stories of Chelm meet the preposterous tall tales of the Adirondacks.
Sandy says his father was a storyteller. "It was his everyday way of communicating important values and ideas. I discovered that I followed in his footsteps when I led a training program several years ago. At the end, when the attendees were asked what they liked best about the workshop, they said, ‘Sandy’s stories.’ That's how I found out I was a storyteller!"