1. Your new album is entitled “Minnesota.” Tell us exactly what Minnesota means for you?
Jennings: It is a word that to me brings to mind contrast. Extremes. Hot/cold. City/wilderness. Opposites slam into each other in Minnesota
2. How has your music grown after years of performing?
Jennings: I think it gets more refined. I feel like I’ve learned how to sing better over the years. Playing songs in front of people weeds out ones that don’t work.
3. Your lyrics are very poetic. Do you consider yourself a poet?
Jennings: I suppose so, at heart. I find myself staring at trees a lot. But I am more of a songwriter. Words sitting flat on a page isn’t really my bag.
4. Where do you get your inspiration?
Jennings: Everywhere. But mostly Walmart. If they are out of it, Target. Anywhere there are people.
5. Do you have any weird superstitions before you perform?
Jennings: I eat Thai food pretty much everyday. I don’t like green light on me. I don’t like the pre-show music to have drums. Ya know, the usual.
6. What’s your past experience with Fargo and what do you think of our little city?
Jennings: I love Fargo. I always think of trains. It’s one of the first places I played outside of Minneapolis.
7. When you come to Fargo what’s your favorite thing to do here?
Jennings: I love Zandbroz Variety store. That place rules. Great folks.
8. If you had one day to live and you had to spend it in Fargo, what would you do?
Jennings: Are you threatening me? [Laughs] I guess I would play a show. I always try to be mindful that each day could be my last. Hopefully, not soon, but it’s good to do what I love everyday.