Gatherings featuring a Storyteller who entertains, enthrals, enlightens and tells their story to guests joining for dinner in Paris and online from across the globe

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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 ?

ONLINE via Zoom 10 Euros   ONSITE in Paris with 5-course dinner (starting with champagne) 48 Euros. 
Optional “tip jar” for Storyteller or contribution to Storytellers favorite charity. RSVP on Eventbrite site HERE. To view previous 70 + events click PAST EVENTS

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


Bernadette Martin

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,

Sami Scot

Music Accompanist

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Sami classically trained on the accordion at 5. Transitioning to keyboards and piano she joined a band at 10. Since, she has toured the world, notably France, Japan and Sweden, as a singer and pianist in leading hotels, cruise lines, restaurants and clubs. Home is now Chicago where she is a performance coach and created the PopUP Piano Bar Series.

Michelle Ou


Intellectually romantic globetrotter, Michelle lived in China, England, Australia and Hong Kong, before settling in Paris six years ago. A marketing consultant, brand strategist and culinary experience curator, in her spare time she practices the art of storytelling through gastronomy and photography.

Rob Sitbon

Web designer

Rob Sitbon is a webmaster, photographer and filmmaker. He studied at ESRA, one of the leading Film School in Paris. He shoots on location throughout the world. Rob is also an advertising and fashion photographer, whose work is published in ELLE Magazine, Gala, Voici, Femme Actuelle and on billboards. As a director his movie The War has participated in the « Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival » at the Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly Cinema.

Yukié Matsushita

Art Director
Illustrator & Graphic Designer

Yukié is an artist with a multicultural background: Japanese, American, and French. She studied art and worked as a graphic designer in NYC, then moved to Paris in 1994. Author of "ABC & Phonétique," and other books, Yukié also creates productivity planners that incorporate "mind-mapping".

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