Jeff Warner: 'The Southern Girl's Reply'

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Americana multi-instrumentalist Jeff Warner.

With warmth, humor and understated scholarship, Jeff Warner connects 21st century audiences with the music and everyday lives of 19th century people.

He presents musical traditions from the Outer Banks fishing villages of North Carolina to the lumber camps of the Adirondack Mountains and the whaling ports of New England.

He has honed his craft in front of audiences across the country at festivals, museums, clubs and schools.

He says his songs, rich in local history and a sense of place, can bring a listener into the distant past.

Warner accompanies his songs on concertina, banjo, guitar and several "pocket instruments", such as bones and Jew's harp.

Warner is a Folklorist and Community Scholar for the New Hampshire Council on the Arts and has been named a 2007 State Arts Council Fellow. He has toured nationally for the Smithsonian Institution and has recorded for Flying Fish/Rounder and other labels.

He currently resides in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. His CD is Jolly Tinker.

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