Jeff Warner in Concert
Spend Sunday afternoon, January 19th, with a man who sings with the voice of Eastern America. Jeff Warner performs the traditional music of our country's rural past, from the outer banks of North Carolina to the Adirondacks and Coastal New England. Whether singing a cappella or accompanying himself on banjo, concertina, or guitar, Jeff presents the voices of real people, and their understated emotion in one entertaining package.
Warner grew up listening to the songs and stories of his father, Frank Warner, and to those of the traditional singers his parents met during their folksong collecting trips through rural America. Since those early years he's lived up and down the eastern seaboard of the United States and in England. Wherever he goes his well tuned ear collects traditional songs which can only be called great. He presents the oral literature and music of the American people with warmth, humor and understated scholarship: ballads sung in old England and New England, songs of Revolutionary War heroes and work aboard wooden sailing ships, African-American banjo tunes, and Irish concertina tunes.
Jeff Warner is an artist for the New Hampshire Council on the Arts Community Arts and Arts-in-Education programs. He has recorded for Flying Fish and other record labels, and has sung and lectured extensively in America for the Smithsonian Institution. He has performed regularly at Mystic Seaport (CT), Old Sturbridge Village (MA) and Old Bethpage Village (NY) museums, and as part of the staff of Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH his current home town.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear Jeff Warner perform at 3:00 PM, January 19th in the Danby Town Hall. This concert, free and open to everyone, is made possible through the efforts of the Danby Community Council concert series, and is supported by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts and Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County Decentralization Program. (Pamela Goddard)