Born & raised near Saginaw, Michigan. Dennis grew up listening to his parents music, artists such as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Marty Robbins, Nat King Cole and the Everly Brothers. My father was a big country music fan, but my mother also had an ear for popular music of the time."
Dennis obtained his "15 minutes of fame" in 1998 by winning a National songwriter contest for the song Bird of Prey. With his CD "Still Waters" which was releases in 1999, Dennis showcased his eclectic songwriting with 10 original songs ranging from Acoustic Blues to Contemporary Folk. His song "Life's Highway" was also included on the Northern Michigan Songwriters compilation CD "Risin' Shine".
In the summer of 2002 Dennis collaborated with Playwright Dave Kann to write and record acoustic instrumental music for the play "The Cherry Buggy Whip".
"Palmer is a thoughtful,multi-talented singer-songwriter" Northern Express
"'CherryTown' - released in the spring of 2003 - contains 13 well crafted songs. From the haunting "Dakota Dream" to the thought provoking 'CheryyTown'. " Audio Voice
"'Upland' released 2005 .... peaceful, easy feeling, Leelanau County style... a distilled in the bottle oration that flows straight and true." Northern Express