Randy Preston

Randy Preston is a singer-songwriter, educator and storyteller, who grew up on three different continents. He was raised in England and Kenya, and has gained a deep appreciation for the lore, the myths and the legends of the places he's lived. This love of words and storytelling led to reams of bad poetry, a degree in English Literature, a mildly successful Christian rock band and culminated in an 18-year teaching career, from the high school classroom to the university lecture hall.

Most recently, Preston has been fascinated with the stories and songs of his grandmother’s tribe, the Piscataway people, a Native American tribe local to Maryland and Northern Virginia. Combining tales of ancient times, epic myths and legends gleamed from England to Kenya to Southern Maryland, Preston presents an uplifting and thoroughly enlightening discussion about culture, history and how to explore these things together. He believes that through sharing stories, myths and legends, we can discover the best of ourselves and each other. During his dynamic presentation, he engages students through catchy music and interactive storytelling to share the joy and the truth of legends with children of all ages.