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Ian Anderson bringing Jethro Tull to life

Photo © Nick Harrison Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson
Photo © Nick Harrison
Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson is coming to town. Anderson, the Scottish born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known as the lead vocalist and flutist for the British progressive rock band Jethro Tull, has produced a conceptual show celebrating the life and times of the 18th century English agriculturalist who both helped bring about the British Agricultural Revolution in addition to providing inspiration for the bands name.

Incorporating elements of both hard rock and British folk with a mixture of the blues, Tull has sold over 60 million albums worldwide while creating some of classic rock’s most recognizable tunes such as “Aqualung”, “Locomotive Breath” and “Songs From The Woods”.

Recent shows have seen a mixture of both those cuts along with some rarities and lesser known material in addition to promising new songs. The current concert tour has a narrative theme set in the near future and also includes a few lyrical re-workings of old favorites.

JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson will be presented Saturday, October 22nd at the City National Civic in San Jose followed by a performance at the Harris Center in Folsom on Monday before traveling to the Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa on Tuesday, October 25th.

About Daniel Gluskoter

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Daniel Gluskoter is the Martinez Tribune's national music and sports editor and a Bay Area photojournalist who's work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Time Magazine and Sports Illustrated. He covered the 2008 Presidential campaign as a correspondent for United Press International and has travelled worldwide covering events ranging from numerous Super Bowls and Olympics to Live Aid and the Grammys.

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