Biography

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

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

Performing in over 100 cities each year, musician and entertainer Dennis Warner captivates audiences with his smooth vocals and six & twelve string guitars.

Warner has toured all 50 states and beyond, released 10 CD’s, authored Beads on One String and performed in concert at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  He has also found a niche as a popular guest speaker at schools and various community gatherings throughout the country.

2018 was a big year for Dennis. He 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.”  He was also 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.

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

Dennis Warner’s tenth CD, Beep Beep, is also his first album intended for children.  Years of fan requests came to fruition as Beep Beep weaves together favorites from Dennis’ youth, with newer music penned by 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.

Now in its Sixth Printing, Warner‘s timely 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 each other. In support of his book and the curriculum project, Dennis is often a guest musician and speaker at schools, libraries and Sunday morning church/spiritual gatherings.

Warner is a two-time McKnight Foundation Artist Award winner and three-time finalist for the prestigious Kerrville Folkfest songwriting awards, co-founded by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary. He has been a guest on numerous TV and radio programs, including many nationally syndicated radio shows such as SoundStage (Chicago), River City Folk (Omaha/Portland) and Radio Unnameable (New York City).

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
Email: info@WarnerSongs.com
Office: (320)558-6940

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