In 1974, Chris Warner opened ‘Warner String Works’, repairing and building string instruments and sales of the same as well as playing for the Carroll County Ramblers. In 1980, Chris played mandolin with Tom Adams and the Double Eagle Band and in 1981 Tom switched to guitar and Chris switched back to playing banjo. In 1985, Warner returned to play with Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys and stayed until October 1989. He then began filling in for various bands such as Chief Powhatan, Johnson Mountain Boys, Rhonda Vincent, and Red Allen until his death. After closing his shop in 1989, he continued to play with various groups. He has since worked at Campbell’s Music Service in York, Pa. up to the present time. In addition, he restores antique long rifles at Cabin Creek Muzzleloading Gunshop in Hallam, PA. He then quit playing for almost twelve years, but started back in 2003 with Audie Blaylock and Redline and with Doyle Lawson for a short while.
His CD ,“Back Again”, is the combination of two LP’s recorded in the late 1980’s. This CD contains all original material written by Chris Warner. His latest project entitled “Goin’ to
the Dance” is due to be released by September 2009. This CD also contains many original songs written by Chris. His hobbies are genealogy and antiquing with his wife.