After Jack Hot Folk

After JackPhoto by Fallon Kreye at Fallon Kreye Photography.


Emily Blankenship-Tucker Member/Manager
955 Whetstone Rd
Ferrum, VA 24088


Concert - $1000
Storytelling/Music - $500
Customizable workshops - $600

Travel and accommodation costs may be extra.  Please inquire about multi-performance or block booking discounts.


Throughout the year


Minimum 10`x 10` stage area.  Technical and lighting needs vary based on location and venue size.  Please inquire with the artist.


All Ages


After Jack is a musical celebration or togetherness.  Named 2014 Americana Vocal Group of the Year by the Appalachian Cultural Music Association, the trio couples a modern sensibility with distinctly old-time energy to seamlessly blend bluegrass, gospel and folk elements.  Combine your most beloved musical memories with a foot stomping string band and top it off with harmonies that spring straight from the soul of the mountains, and you’ve got After Jack.


A blend of original songwriting inspired by the music of Appalachia and unique arrangements of traditional and folk music.  The group’s style is largely centered around their signature vocal harmonies, and the three members play an assortment of traditional instruments to compliment the sound.  Audiences can expect to hear elements of old-time, bluegrass, county and other folk styles in every performance. After Jack’s mission is to bridge the gap between old and new.

Storytelling / Music

A more educational version of an After Jack show, this performance includes a combination of traditional music, with an emphasis on ballads, and story theatre. The group performs their own dramatizations of traditional Jack tales and other folk tales, often retold to highlight strong female protagonists.  Although the content of this performance is often tailored to suit a school-age audience, the program is also enjoyable and educational for a variety of settings and age groups.

Educational Programs

For those who would like a more immersive experience in the oral traditions of music and storytelling in Appalachia, custom workshops on traditional music and singing, story writing, storytelling and creative drama are available.  These are entirely customizable to suit any audience.