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Dennis Warner

Dennis Warner’s credits include appearing on numerous regional television and radio programs as well as public radio's "Midnight Special", "Great Acoustics, Live!" and "River City Folk". He has also hosted his own radio special, "Jammin’ with Dennis Warner" broadcast by public radio affiliates. Dennis has recorded ten CDs and is the author of the popular children’s book Beads on One String.

Released during the winter of 2012, Warner's CD "Seeds" became a hit on public radio reaching #12 on the folk music charts worldwide. Three singles from the album made it into the top 40 for the months of February and March. Based on radio play, FOLKDJ listed "Seeds" as one of the top albums of 2012 and also named Dennis Warner one of the top artists of the year. Rich Warren, host of the popular syndicated radio show Midnight Special honored Dennis by designating "Seeds" as his CD Pick of the Week and continues to highlight Dennis’ music with featured selections.

For his songwriting talents, Warner 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 Nashville’s famed writers’ club, The Bluebird Café.

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)".

As important as being a gifted musician, Dennis Warner is also an outstanding entertainer, cleverly blending up-tempo songs, ballads, audience participation and humor into a memorable concert. He is noted for his warm stage presence and ability to connect with his audience.

Now in its Fifth Printing, Warner‘s 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 being 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 a popular guest musician and speaker at schools, libraries and Sunday morning gatherings.

Warner has collaborated with many noted musicians, including rock and roll legend Bobby Vee, vocalist Prudence Johnson and instrumentalists Peter Ostroushko, Freebo, Paul Diethelm and George Maurer. Most recently, he recorded with musician and humanitarian J.D. Steele.

Though he calls Minnesota home, Warner loves being on the road and has visited every state during his wonderful career. Dennis tours solo and also with his band “the D’s”. On and off the stage, Dennis Warner 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.