A Minnesota native, Dennis Warner blends serious, thought-provoking songs with lighter, up-tempo material for his concerts. He is noted for being an entertainer, bringing the audience into the performance with laughter and even a couple of sing-alongs. Most importantly perhaps, Warner is an outstanding entertainer. Ballads are cleverly blended with up-tempo songs, audience participation, and engaging humorous stories. A warm stage presence and ability to connect with his audience is the trademark of a Dennis Warner concert.
Dennis is a two-time McKnight Foundation Artist Award winner and three-time finalist for the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival songwriting awards, co-founded by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary. Another accolade came with the invitation to perform in concert at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. for a series honoring the best of the unknown songwriters.
Artist Alex D. Maiers will be joining Warner on bass and vocals.