Pastor, Storyteller, Teacher, Activist
I am so pleased. Our audience fell in love with him and a couple of times wouldn't let him leave.....just clapped and clapped.....Us organizer guys were impressed with Robert's professionalism, kindness and very sharp sense of humor. His music and song just sent us away."
MaryGay Ducey, Director, Bay Area Storytelling Festival
"I love your stories and your songs! You definitely are one of us!"
Willie Claflin, Nationally known master storyteller
Robert B. Jones, Storyteller
Robert is a nationally known and featured storyteller whose resume includes several performances at the National Storytelling Festival (Jonesborough, TN), the Bay Area Storytelling Festival (San Francisco, CA), Cave Run Storytelling Festival (Cave Run, KY), Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival (Cape Girardeau, MO), the late Kathryn Windham's Tale Tellin' Festival (Selma, AL), The Ark Storytelling Festival (Ann Arbor, MI), The Frisco Storytelling Festival (Frisco, TX), The North Alabama Storytelling Festival (Florence, AL) and many others.
Robert's stories combine elements of music, humor, along with emotion,fact and fiction to convey the truths found in our shared culture. Sometimes he tells personal and family stories and at other times he tells stories drawn from the lives and legends of blues and gospel performers that he grew up listening to and learning about. Some of his stories center around struggles of race and faith. Regardless of the subject his stories are always engaging and powerful. Robert and his wife Bernice were both deeply inspired by the late great Kathryn Windham. She was a woman who could make you laugh, make you cry, make you think and make you feel, all in the same set. Rev. Robert Jones is often blessed to do the same.
The legendary Donald Davis, Sister Bernice and Robert Jones at Cave Run Storytelling Festival
Rev. Robert Jones, Michael Reno Harrell and Bil Lepp at the National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee
Please contact us anytime! We look forward to hearing from you.
Mailing address: 408 Westwood Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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