Dennis Warner & The D’s
Dennis Warner’s musical journey has brought him to all 50 states and beyond, earning him global recognition and a reputation for being an elite entertainer in the singer-songwriter genre.
With his tour schedule on hold due to the pandemic, Dennis released his 11th album, Pilot Me. Arguably his best work, Pilot Me debuted on the FOLK DJ radio charts at #8 for the month of August, 2020. Remarkably, all thirteen songs received airplay, landing Dennis a coveted spot in the top 10 for Artist of the Month.
Warner’s ninth CD, Seeds, also generated a lot of attention in the folk music community, being named one of the best CDs of 2012 based on radio play around the world. FOLK DJ named him one of the top artists in all of folk music for 2012. Legendary Midnight Special radio host Rich Warren tipped his hat to Dennis by designating Seeds as his “CD Pick of the Week” on his nationally syndicated show.
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.
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Meet The D’s
DAN NEALE – guitar, mandolin and vocals: One of the most sought after musicians in the Midwest, Dan Neale is well respected both on stage and in the studio. Among his many accolades, he was also the regular fill-in guitarist for Pat Donohue on Garrison Keillor’s “Prairie Home Companion”.
DENNIS (DK) KENNEDY – congas, djembe, cajon, marimba, harmonica, shaker, tambourine etc…: DK joined us in 1999 when I started recording the My World album. I needed someone to play harmonica on a couple of waltzes and my producer, Jeff Vee, said he had a brother-in-law who played really well.
ALEX D. MAIERS – bass and vocals: Alex joined our ensemble recently and we couldn’t be more pleased. He’s a well known guitar player in Minnesota with an outstanding stage presence.
DERRICK RAITER – cajon, djembe and congas: Formerly our full time percussionist until he moved overseas, we welcome Derrick back whenever possible. His unique style has been very important in developing the DW sound that’s defined our albums and concerts. When that djembe kicks in, everyone notices!
PAT CURTO- vocals: Occassionaly, we are blessed with Pat Curto joining us on backing vocals. Pat’s incredible career nationwide as a drummer and vocalist led to his induction into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. We are most happy to make him an “honorary D” when he is available!