Northwest Seaport & Seattle Folklore Society present
Jeff Warner in Concert
October 25, 2014
Phinney Neighborhood Center (lower brick building)
If you ever wondered about the origins of songs like “Tom Dooley,” “Whisky in the Jar,” or “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands,” or how artists like Frank Proffitt ever became known and popular, come learn and experience the incredible story of Frank and Anne Warner as presented by an amazing musician who happens to be their son – Jeff Warner!
Whenever Jeff Warner comes to Seattle, he captivates his audience with his enchanting voice enhanced by his virtuosity on the concertina, banjo, and pocket instruments including spoons and bones. He sets a tableau for each folk song with its creator, origin, and tradition.
On October 25th Jeff will present a multi-media concert, sharing the songs and stories collected in rural America by his parents, Frank and Anne Warner. Jeff accompanied his parents on their later song collecting field trips and continues to pass along the traditional songs from logging camps, fishing villages, and mountains. Jeff connects 21st century audiences with the everyday lives and artistry of 19th century Americans, bringing us the latest news from the distant past. For a preview, check out this video.
Jeff has toured nationally for the Smithsonian Institution, and performs across the US and in the UK, in clubs, festivals, music camps, and schools. From Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Jeff has performed and recorded 9 albums of traditional and maritime music with Louis Killen, Jeff Davis, and his brother Garret Warner, among others.
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