American Folk Music
Jeff Warner performs the music of America's rural past: songs of Revolutionary War heroes; sea shanties and songs of work aboard wooden ships; African-American banjo tunes; Irish-American concertina tunes; songs of lumber camps; and ballads of old New Hampshire. His programs for young people include hands-on fun with accessible rhythm instruments like bones and spoons. Jeff has toured in thirty-six states for the Smithsonian Institution's National Associate Program. He has also been an artist for the Utah Arts Council's Rural Touring Program, the Ohio Arts Council's Arts-in-Education Program and Young Audiences, Inc. of Massachusetts. Jeff’s parents were early collectors of American folk songs An avid music scholar himself, Jeff has released recordings of the music collected by his parents, CDs of his own collections, and researched liner notes for the State Arts Council Traditional Arts Program's 2003 CD release "Songs of the Seasons." In 2007, Jeff received a prestigious Artist Fellowship award from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.
offered: Performances; lecture-demonstrations; workshops; master classes; and school residencies.
served: All audiences
Statewide, year round
$350 - $500/day
25 Franklin St
Portsmouth, NH 03801-4501
Alt. Phone: 603/431-3383
Jeff is on the New Hampshire Artist Roster and the Traditional Arts & Folklife Listing.
Jeff is also on the New Hampshire Humanities Council’s “Humanities To Go” speakers roster. Click here for the Humanities Council’s “Humanities to Go” program.