Sandor (Sandy) Schuman shares personal adventures, historical sagas, folk tales, and tall tales. He performs songs from the Great American Songbook and tells stories of how they came to be.
Among his many customizable programs are the following: “Song of the Century” is the sing-along story of some the best-known songs written by some of the least-known songwriters. “My Father was a Storyteller (But My Mother was Not),” features personal stories and original songs. “Welcome to Chelm’s Pond,” is where the ridiculous stories of Chelm meet the preposterous tall tales of the Adirondacks. “Two Kinds of Liars” connects tall tales with the historically true story of The Great American Hoax. “Huddie William Ledbetter: Singer, Songwriter, Murderer, King of the Twelve-String Guitar” relates the problematic life story of the man who wrote the number one hit song of 1950, still celebrated today.
Sandy has performed at Sharing the Fire: The Northeast Storytelling Conference, Caffè Lena, Tellabration, Word Plays at Proctor’s Theatre, Story Sundays at Glen Sanders Mansion, Limmud Boston, and many storytelling festivals, professional conferences, interfaith events, churches, synagogues, radio, and television programs. He was a winner of the St. Louis Jewish Mystic Jam 2015 Storytelling Contest. His books, “Adirondack Mendel’s Aufruf: Welcome to Chelm’s Pond” (author) and “Stories We Tell: Tales from the Story Circle of the Capital District” (editor) received honors in the 2016 Storytelling World Resource Awards.
You can find insight into Sandy’s approach to storytelling in “Sandy’s Seven Sagacious Storytelling Sayings” http://tothestory.blogspot.