Film, Video Oral History: Jeff & Gerret Warner

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  • Oral History: Jeff & Gerret Warner


  • An interview of Jeff and Gerret Warner by Stephen Winick about the folksong collection work of their parents, Anne and Frank Warner, and their own experiences growing up and performing with their father. They also discuss their careers as musicians and the development of a multi-media presentation on their parents' folksong collection combined with their own performances of the songs.

Event Date

  • July 20, 2018


  • -  Musicians Jeff and Gerret Warner are the sons of ethnographers Anne and Frank Warner. The Anne and Frank Warner collection is one of the great treasures in the American Folklife Center archives, containing a wealth of material collected by the husband-and-wife team of folklorists from 1938 to 1966, as they traveled through rural America in search of old songs. Frank Warner was also a popular folksinger, and the Warners' sons, Jeff and Gerret, got their start as musicians backing up their dad on his recordings and performances. They have been renowned performing musicians for over 50 years.

Running Time

  • 1 hours 1 minutes 16 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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