for his crafty wit and skillful musicianship, Folk/Americana
musician and entertainer Dennis Warner captivates audiences
in over 100 cities each year with his smooth vocals
and six and twelve string guitars. He is also a popular
guest speaker at various community gatherings throughout
in 2012, Warner released his ninth CD, Seeds which went on to become one of the top CD's of the year in folk music, based on radio play worldwide. FOLK DJ also named him one of the top artists of 2012.
in its Fifth Printing, Warners popular book Beads on One String evolved from one of his songs
and led to the creation of The Beads on One String Project,
an elementary school curriculum used throughout the
country as a meaningful and fun way to teach kids about
the negative effects of bullying and the positive effects
of recognizing our connectedness with others.
In support of his book and the curriculum project, Dennis
is often a guest musician and speaker at schools and libraries.
For his songwriting talents, Dennis was honored with an invitation to perform in
concert at the Kennedy Center for the Performing
Arts in Washington, D.C. Other
songwriting accolades include being a three-time New
Folk finalist for songwriting at the internationally
acclaimed Texas based Kerrville Folk Festival, co-founded
by producer Rod Kennedy and legendary performer Peter Yarrow
(Peter, Paul & Mary). Dennis has also appeared multiple
times at Nashvilles famed writers club, The
Along with his songwriting, Warner is widely admired for his moving interpretations of songs written by other artists. Fan favorites include his versions of Don't Laugh at Me, I'm My Own Grandpa and The Garden Song (Inch by Inch).
Other credits include hosting "Jammin' with Dennis Warner", broadcast by many public radio affiliates. He has appeared on numerous regional television
and radio programs as well as NPRs "Great
Acoustics, Live!" and "River City Folk". Recently, he was featured in concert on the internationally syndicated "Soundstage" program from Chicago.
has collaborated with many noted musicians, including rock and roll legend Bobby Vee, vocalist
Prudence Johnson, and instrumentalists Peter Ostroushko, Paul Diethelm, Freebo
and George Maurer. Most recently, he recorded with
musician and humanitarian J.D. Steele.
being a gifted musician, Dennis Warner is also an outstanding
entertainer, cleverly blending ballads with uptempo
songs, audience participation and humor into a memorable
event. He is noted for his warm stage presence and ability
to connect with his audience.
he calls Minnesota home, Warner loves to travel and has
visited every state during his twenty plus year career.
Dennis tours solo and also with his band The Ds. On and off the stage, Dennis is personable and good-humored.
When not working on his music, he can be found sailing,
eating ice cream or listening to a Minnesota Twins baseball
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