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Storytelling Salon featuring
Eric John Kaiser – The French Troubadour
Via Zoom. May 14th 19:00 – 22:30 CET
This Storytelling Salon features Eric John Kaiser. Known as the French Troubadour, Eric is a Parisian-born singer-songwriter reimagining Americana music through a French lens. Eric will entertain us playing some of his original songs from his 6 albums as well as some French classics from singer songwriters that have influenced his work (like Brassens, Cabrel or Aznavour) and some American hits with a French twist such as “Country Roads” and “The House Of The Rising Sun” sung in French. His songs resonate with a genuine Americana rhythm, like galloping across the vast plains on horseback, with a western lap steel guitar playing dirty roadhouse blues.
Eric’s story……after performing over 350 concerts in France, Eric fell in love with a girl, a romance which would bring him to Portland, Oregon where he is currently based. Now, over a decade since his relocation, he logs close to 10,000 miles each year via air, land, and sea, guided by his music, exploring North America on multiple lengthy tours. He has gigged his way up through Canada and down through the South, as far as New Orleans and Boston. Eric’s talent has no bounds. He has released six full length albums recorded in Paris, Oregon and Québec. His album “Made In Gaspésie” charted 14th in the “Billboard World Chart”. He has performed at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, as an “Artist in Residence” at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, the Blue Nile in New Orleans, and the Solidays festival in Paris. He has shared the stage with Welsh superstars Stereophonics, toured with French star Tété, played with The Lost Bayou Ramblers in Lafayette Louisiana, as well as the French band Revolver and the French Rapper Fefe from the band Saïan Supa Crew.
What is a Storytelling Salon?
Monthly ONSITE in Paris and ONLINE via Zoom events featuring a Storyteller (Singer, Actor, Musician, Magician, Impersonator, Performer, Artist, Author, Dancer), who tells their story and ENTERTAINS, ENTHRALLS, EDUCATES, ENLIGHTENS or any combination thereof. Hosted from Paris by Bernadette Martin.
Who are the Storytellers ?
Entertainers, Artists, Impersonators, Musicians, Actors, Performers, Magicians, Authors, Singers, and Dancers who will ENTERTAIN, AMUSE, EDUCATE, ENTHRALL, ENLIGHTEN or any combination thereof and tell their story
Who attends ?
Storytelling Salon guests join ONLINE from around the world and ONSITE in Paris to mingle, interact and to be entertained.
What is the cost and how to RSVP ?
What is the flow of a Storytelling Salon ?
19:00 – ONSITE guests in Paris arrive for 5-course dinner starting with champagne at private residence in the 10th arrondissement. Location details sent with RSVP
20:15 – ONLINE guests join via ZOOM (link sent 24hours in advance)
20:30 – All guest join for the program
22:00 – Wrap up, Q&A, mingling
Founder and Host
Hello, bonjour and thank you for visiting the Storytelling Salon site. My story – I am originally from Los Angeles of Irish, German, and French descent and have lived and worked in Asia, Europe and the US. Since 2002, I call Paris and Seattle home and feel truly“Euro-American”. I launched in 2016 (with almost 100 to date), the Storytelling Salons as a modern-day reflection of the 17th and 18th century Parisian Salons. Adapted to the 21st century, the Storytelling Salons gather online and in-person here in Paris, storytelling enthusiasts from across the globe featuring a Storyteller (performers, writers, artists), who entertain, enthrall, enlighten AND share their story. As host of these salons I am delighted to welcome virtually and here in Paris, guests from all walks of life and nationalities who share a common thread and passion for storytelling. Here I want to introduce the Storytelling Salon Team.
Yours in story,