â€œ[It is] really good - I mean, enough to make you sit up and take a closer listen. Jolly Tinker is such a confident and accomplished work. Itâ€™s roaring good!â€
WUNH Radio, Durham, NH.
â€œGreat stuff! A wonderful selection of songs, and your usual impeccable way of singing them. I'm delighted, and eager to start using it on my show.â€
WKAR Radio, East Lansing, MI.
"What a great CD with so much traditional music. Keep 'em coming!"
KROS Radio, Clinton, IA.
â€œI think it is his finest work!â€
WFDU Radio, Teaneck, NJ.
About 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. His songs have "the stamp of authority and real experience" (Tykes News, Yorkshire, UK). His songs, rich in local history and a sense of place, bring us the latest news from the distant past.
Warner is a Folklorist and Community Scholar for the New Hampshire Council on the Arts. He has toured nationally for the Smithsonian Institution and has recorded for Flying Fish/Rounder and other labels. His 1995 recording, Two Little Boys, received a Parents' Choice Award.
He is the editor of Traditional American Folksongs from the Frank and Anne Warner Collection (Syracuse University Press, 1984), and producer of the CD set Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still: The Warner Collection (Appleseed Recordings, 2000). Both publications make available the work of his parents, who were pioneer collectors of songs from rural America. Her Bright Smile is the actual voices of singers who were born from 1860 to 1900, recorded by the Warners on early disk recorders.
Jeff Warner is past president of the Country Dance and Song Society, a past officer of the North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance, has been an artist for Virginia, Ohio and Utah Arts Councils and is past producer of the Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival. He is on the Artist Roster of the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Check out the artist's website:
1. River Driving
2. The Southern Girl's Reply
3. Only a Soldier
4. The Bonny Bay of Biscay-O
5. Baldheaded End of the Broom
6. Little Black Train
7. When the Shanty Boy Comes Down
8. Come Take a Trip in My Airship
9. Crossing the Bar
11. Yucky Bugs
12. The Snow Is on the Ground
13. The Bold Privateer
14. The Jolly Tinker