Warner, Chris


  • From Red Lion, Pennsylvania.
  • 1967-1969, played banjo with Jimmy Martin’s Sunny Mountain Boys. Also played on Jimmy’s 1978 album “Greatest Bluegrass Hits.”
  • 1969, had his own regional band and filled in with Bob Paisley, Seldom Scene, Hot Mudd Family, Bill Harrell, Jim and Jesse, others.
  • 1974, opened “Warner String Works” repairing and building string instruments; played banjo with the Carroll County Ramblers.
  • 1980, played mandolin with Tom Adams and the Double Eagle Band. A year later, played banjo while Tom played guitar.
  • 1985-1989, returned to play with Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys.
  • 1989, released “Chris Warner and Friends” album (Webco).
  • 1989, closed Warner String Works and began filling in with bands like Chief Powhatan, Rhonda Vincent, Johnson Mountain Boys and Red Allen. Also began working for Campbell’s Music Service in York, PA as a luthier and in-house repairman.
  • 2003, after a 4-year hiatus, returned to play with Audie Blaylock and Redline, also briefly with Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver.
  • 2009, joined Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa.
  • 2009, released solo project Goin’ to the Dance (Patuxent)