Adam Sultan, Co-Owner – Story Bar
Adam Sultan moved from his hometown of Los Angeles to Austin in 1986, and began a musical career as a guitarist for former Sony recording artists Poi Dog Pondering shortly after. His musical life has spanned decades, as both sideman and solo artist, and he is co-creator of the “sado-vaudevillian” cabaret act, Mistress Stephanie & Her Melodic Cat. He has been a composer, writer, and performer for numerous Austin-based theater and dance companies. In the last five years he found new breath in the storytelling scene, as a regular contributor to Bedpost Confessions, Soundtrack Series, and others.
Adam has been an avid meditation practitioner for thirty years and has served as director of the Austin Shambhala Meditation Center, where he currently teaches mindfulness practices and contemplative arts.
Adam has longed for a enduring venue that could play host a cross-pollination of different art mediums, including music, theater, and culinary arts. This formed a vision that found common ground with Erin Hallagan and Story Bar.
His experience with meditation practice has infused Adam with a great desire for people to touch into their humanity and create relationships that both inspire and benefit artists, audience, and business, founded on compassion, humor, and deepening the cultural connections of society.
Illustration by Roxolana Krywonos