• 11 CD’s
  • Featured in Concert at The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Author of Beads on One String, Eighth Printing
  • Three-time Kerrville Folk Fest “New Folk” Finalist
  • Radio, TV and more…

Dennis Warner’s musical career has brought him to all 50 states and beyond. Along the journey, he’s released 11 CDs, authored Beads on One String and performed in concert at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

In 2020, Dennis released his 11th album, Pilot Me, which debuted on the FOLK DJ radio charts at #8 in August. Dennis was also named among the top 10 for “Artist of the Month” in all of folk music.

Dennis Warner’s 10th CD, Beep Beep, is also his first album intended for children.  Years of fan requests for such a project came to fruition after receiving a grant from the McKnight Foundation and the Central Minnesota Arts Board. Beep Beep weaves together favorites from Dennis’ youth with newer songs, either written by himself or friends and colleagues in the folk music world like Tom Rush and Tom Paxton.  Also included are first ever studio versions of his own popular songs, Beads on One String and Biscuit Man.

His breakthrough album Seeds was named one of the best CDs of 2012 in folk music, based on radio play around the world.  FOLK DJ also named him one of the top artists in folk music that year. Midnight Special host Rich Warren designated Seeds as his “CD Pick of the Week” on his nationally syndicated show.

Early in 2018, Dennis was invited to the RoundGlass Music Awards in New York City celebrating “Enlightened musicians from around the globe who create music to make the world a better place.”  A few months later, Warner was honored to perform for the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto, where 7,500 attendees representing 230 different faiths from around the planet gathered, finding ways to coexist in our diverse world.

In January of 2019, Dennis was featured on the popular PBS TV show Backroads.  Produced by Lakeland Public Broadcasting, the sold-out concert showcased his original music and was syndicated throughout the PBS network.

His Beads on One String book, now in its Eighth Printing, celebrates our “connectedness” with each other and features a positive behavior/bully prevention curriculum for elementary schools. Beads on One String is currently being used in schools throughout the U.S. and other countries as well. In 2021, Warner signed an agreement with the STEPi/Utopia Foundation to distribute up to 20,000 books throughout Africa by 2024.  Dennis is tentatively scheduled for an African concert tour in 2023 depending on COVID restrictions.

Warner is a two-time McKnight Foundation Artist Award winner and three-time finalist for the prestigious Kerrville Folkfest songwriting awards, co-founded by his friend Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary.

Besides his original music, Dennis is widely admired for his moving interpretations of songs written by others. Fan favorites include Don’t Laugh at Me, The Garden Song (Inch by Inch) and Homegrown Tomatoes. Many also know Dennis for his classic YouTube video I’m My Own Grandpa with over three quarter of a million hits.

Warner is also an outstanding entertainer, cleverly blending ballads, up-tempo songs, audience participation and humor into a memorable event. He is noted for his warm stage presence and ability to connect with his audience.

Though he calls Minnesota home, Warner loves to travel and has visited every state, touring solo and also with his band “The D’s”.  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 game.

To schedule concert bookings or to arrange media interviews, please contact:

Main Trail Productions
Box 365 Clearwater, MN  55320  USA
Office: (320)558-6940

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