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Notes from the Road  
by Dennis Warner 2017

Multnomah Falls Oregon- 2017
Dennis at Multnomah Falls, Oregon

March 11, 2017
Walla Walla, Washington


It's been a great two weeks out here in the Pacific Northwest. Even though it's rained and/or snowed almost every day, it's still beautiful.

I started out in Seattle talking with school counselors from Washington state about the Beads on One String program and how it can help kids understand the negative effects of bullying and the positive effects of realizing our connectedness in the world. The counselors were very receptive and I'm hopeful Beads on One String will be spreading through Washington this next year.

I also did a series of amazing concerts in Oregon. I've been touring out here since my career was launched way back in the dark ages when my first rig was a horse and buggy. "Lewis and Clark" was my opening act. At least that's what my young nieces and nephews seem to think...

After leaving Oregon, I made a stop at Multnomah Falls, one of my favorite places to visit anywhere. It still looks the same as it did during my first visit to Oregon when my Mom and I came out here on the Greyhound bus when I was 14 years old. No kidding! That was a great trip.

And I have stories of Walla Walla, too, where I'm staying tonight. Two buddies and I took off the day after high school graduation for a month long trek of the west and spent a crazy night in Walla Walla. I'll save those remembrances for later. Tomorrow I'm heading to Bozeman, Montana and hoping for good weather as I cross over Lolo Pass.

Kris Kristofferson with Dennis Warner - 2017Kris Kristofferson with Dennis Warner in Kansas City

February 17, 2017
Kansas City, Missouri

Look who I ran into in Kansas City! The amazing Kris Kristofferson. We had a great conversation. He has a well deserved reputation for being a sweet man.

The weather has been weirdly warm in the midwest this winter. Consequently, there's not much snow around. I drove into town in my shorts, t-shirt and bare feet. If my van were a convertible, the top would've been down.

A couple of days ago I met with one of my favorite songwriters, Bruce Cockburn and had the chance to tell him I was recording one of his songs and WHY I was recording it for my new album. It was a touching moment for both of us. More on that another time.

Good news! Since I use Shubb Capos exclusively on the stage and in the studio, I was asked to be one of their endorsed artists. If you're a guitar player, come to one of my shows and ask me why I prefer them. Their logo will start popping up on my newsletter and website, along with Taylor guitars. I am grateful.

Dennis in the Florida KeysSailing in the Florida Keys. Well, actually I'm at anchor here.
Great weather and beautiful water.
Wearing my
Woodstock Folk Festival shirt!

February 6, 2017
Somewhere in the Florida Keys


Hello! this will be short and sweet, because I'm taking a week off before the winter/spring tour kicks in. Everywhere from Oregon and Washington through the midwest, to the east coast and back down again here to Florida before Easter. Whew!

This is my time to rest. Love you all and look forward to seeing you on the road. If anyone asks, I'm out here doing research for future songs.


 


 

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