“I believe in the power of music and the strength of the human spirit. I am a Wisconsin-based folk singer, storyteller and educator. For over forty years I have traveled around Wisconsin and the Upper-Midwest – and beyond – sharing music, stories and life.”  ~ Skip
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“I believe in the power of music and the strength of the human spirit. I am a Wisconsin-based folk singer, storyteller and educator. For over forty years I have traveled around Wisconsin and the Upper-Midwest – and beyond – sharing music, stories and life.”  ~ Skip

About Skip Jones

Skip Jones, a career US Navy Veteran has a special connection with veterans and their unique issues.  He combines his diverse song repertoire with engaging stories from a lifetime of performing, teaching, and world travel.

His sources of inspiration and material range from the late folk legend, U. Utah Pillips (his primary mentor), advocates for social justice, and environmental activists.  With 23 grandchildren and
7 great-grands, he is a natural with audiences of all ages.

Accompanied by guitar, banjo, and Native American flute, he has entertained and educated at thousands of libraries, schools, festivals, nursing homes, and community events across the country.

He is experienced in performing for people with special needs, and his warmth and affection for all audiences is evident in his voice and interaction with listeners.

Click on the links at the top of the page to find out where he’ll be performing, listen to song clips and watch some of his performances.

“I’ve marched with people in support of water, affordable housing, and justice for all.  I have met, sung, and worked with amazing people striving to create a better world…  People who have dedicated their lives to caring for children and the elderly; fighting to protect our rivers, lakes, and public lands… They are reflections of my personal belief in family, community and our shared humanity.”  ~Skip

Programs

School Programs

Skip delivers his message of respect and tolerance through songs, stories and a little bit of grandfathers wisdom …

Library Programs

Exploring the diversity of cultures and nature, Skip’s library performances celebrate our American Folk heritage …

Elder Programs

Skip combines music, stories and humor in a way that invokes memories and helps elders celebrate life, family and community …

Accessible Arts Programs

As a regular visiting artist to the Young Artist Workshops at St Norbert’s College, Skip believes that the “disabled” are often the most truly gifted and talented …

Customized Programs

Skip Jones can customize any of his programs to meet your particular needs.  From 1 person to 100, Skip provides an entertaining and memorable event.  Contact Skip Jones to inquire about his custom programming for Schools, Libraries, Accessible Arts Programs and Elder Programs.