Country music fans are in for a treat if they attend the county fair on Friday night because local band, The Band Tanner, will be performing old favorites and some new originals.

The Daily Guide sat down to do an interview with Terry Tanner of The Band Tanner about the band’s upcoming show at the Pulaski county fair on Friday the 16th and to get the backstory on the band. The band will be playing from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and then from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. You will be able to find them on the ball field.

Terry told the Daily Guide that they will be playing mostly covers and maybe a few originals. Terry said the band plays country, rock and southern rock and everything from ACDC to the Temptations to Aerosmith.

The members of the band are keyboardist, John Rowland, lead guitar and vocals, Chris Tanner, acoustic guitar and vocals, Terry Tanner, drums, Gary Singleton and Bill “Spyder” Quesenberry on base.

Terry told me that he has been doing music for the last 25 years. He was born and went to high school here in Waynesville. He moved away with the Army when he was 19 years old. He serves in the Army currently as a Chief Warrant Officer as a maintenance Tech.

He played in bands in Germany from 1992-1997. After that, he moved to Nashville where he lived for 13 years. He recorded his first CD in 1999. He had a small independent deal with blue dessert records.

Terry and Chris are cousins and they played as a duo in Nashville for about two years. They had songs pushed to them from artists such as James Otto and Little Texas.

When Terry moved back to the area, he and Chris got to talking and they decided that they should get back into music. They started The Band Tanner in October of 2016. The band is new, but Terry told the Daily Guide that they are excited to see where things go and are looking for opportunities. Terry said that he would really like to see the local music scene grow.

The Band Tanner will be playing at The Tap on July 1st and Chris and Terry will be singing the national anthem at Old Settlers Day. They will also be doing a one hour acoustic set.