Q&A: Tanner Fenoglio

Tanner Fenoglio fell in love with the guitar at an early age. The Nocona, Texas native wrote and performed songs while in college. He took a five year break from his music career to raise a family. Fenoglio is back on the road, but still calls Montague County home. We asked him how he would describe this latest album, ‘Lucky Man’. He told us it was both down-to-earth and close to his heart. It will be available on Oct. 5.

Q: Why did you choose ‘Lucky Man’ as the title track?

A: Well, the whole record took about two years to finish. Most of it was recorded at The Zone Recording Studio in Dripping Springs, Texas. It paints a good picture of the man I am today. I was blessed to have Lloyd Maines, a member of the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame, produce this record. The song ‘Lucky Man’ is a testament to my wife. It’s about the ups and downs of our eight year marriage.

Q: Is that your favorite song on the album?

A: I was probably most vulnerable when I wrote ‘Lucky Man’. I have two other favorite songs on this record, though. One is called ‘Leaving’ and it has John Mills on the saxophone. The other is ‘Even More’. I refer to it as the “friend zone” song. You will have to listen to find out why. Haha. Jackie Darlene sang harmony.

Q: You said you call Montague County home. Do you and the band have plans to perform there soon?

A: Yes! We are having a CD release party in Saint Jo, Texas. It is on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Red River Station BBQ. Jackie Darlene and Cameron Hobbs are the special guests. I thrive off of live performances. This one is going to benefit the non-profit foundation, Veterans Xtreme Adventures. I’m not a veteran but I salute the men and women who sacrifice so much for our country. We hope folks come out, enjoy the show and support the cause.