Jerry Vencill

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Jerry Vencill (storyteller, re-enactor & historian) has entertained audiences throughout the southeastern U.S. as "Old Jonah", Amos Skillet: Circuit Riding Preacher & other historical characters. He is an author & playwright with two published books of mountain tales in the Appalachian dialect. Dressed in buckskin shirt & breeches, wearing a hat made out of raccoon, skunk or fox & carrying a long flintlock rifle, Jerry travels all over the country keeping alive the tradition of storytelling. Search for "Jerry Vencill" on YouTube and Facebook for videos and more information.

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Reviews

Stories at Fort Chiswell Mansion

I attended the "Seed to Soul" Festival where Jerry "Old Jonah" Vencill told entertaining, stories in his mountain dialect. He tells his stories in a natural "unrehearsed" way that takes the listener back in time to enjoy the art of storytelling the way it should be.

Overall
Reviewer: Sue L.
Event: Festival in Max Meadows, VA
Event Date: Oct 23, 2010

Very versatile and entertaining

I hired Jerry to do a surprise birthday party. I sent him the information for a character that I wanted him to portray. He came as "Caleb Mullins, mountain man from Williamsburg, KY. He had the story I created to perfectly! He stayed in character for the whole party and my friends still talk about his performance seven years later!

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Sue L.
Event: Birthday Party in Tullahoma, TN
Event Date: Feb 18, 2005
Hired As: Storyteller, Actor, Interactive Performer

Booking Info

  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Languages: English

Overview

Amos Skillet: Circuit Riding Preacher
Old Jonah: Traditional Mountain Tales & Songs
The Path's End: John the Baptist, Judas Iscariot, & Simon Peter

Jerry Vencill

Jerry Vencill (storyteller, re-enactor & historian) has entertained audiences throughout the southeastern U.S. as "Old Jonah", 'Amos Skillet", Jim Bridger & other historical characters. He has played in the Horn of The West (Boone, NC), Trail of The Lonesome Pine in southwest Virginia & other outdoor dramas in addition to television and
film work. He is an author and playwright with two published books of mountain tales in the Appalachian dialect. His touring play "Sweet Winds Blowing" was even presented to a soldout audience at the historic Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia in 1995. It was at an early age that Jerry Vencill realized the importance of storytelling and that it must be kept alive for all those to come. Having had it handed down to him from his father, Jerry has worked for many years to preserve the art through a character he created called Old Jonah, the Storyteller. Dressed in buckskin shirt & breeches, wearing a hat made out of raccoon, skunk or fox & carrying a long flintlock rifle, Jerry travels all over the country keeping alive the tradition of storytelling.

For Churches:
"Amos Skillet: Circuit Riding Preacher" & "The Path's End" A Portrayal of John the Baptist, Judas Iscariot, and Simon Peter.

For Festivals, Theatres & Schools/Public Libraries:
Old Jonah

The team providing the talent:

Jerry Vencill

Storyteller and Balladeer

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Jerry Vencill to find out what their setup requirements are.

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