Julie Devereaux

Weekdays 10:00am - 2:00pm

I could listen to this man talk for hours. I just about did.

This is a long conversation that meanders down a pine needle path through the deep green, gnome laden forest of the brilliant mind of Jethro Tull founder, flautist and front man, Ian Anderson.

When I say I love Tull‘s first four albums, I mean I LOVE Tull‘s first four albums; musically, lyrically, emotionally. I savor them. And not only because listening to them brings me back to the innocence and openness of my teenage years but because, to me, they’re absolutely brilliant.

A few years ago, I somehow managed to see Jethro Tull at Red Rocks in Colorado, the ultimate place to see and hear Tull. A wonderful evening, a magnificent show.

It was an absolute pleasure to talk with Ian. And as you’ll hear, he paints a thought with a detailed brush and what comes out of his mouth takes you on an Ian Anderson linguistic adventure.

I didn’t get a chance to ask about his son-in-law, Andrew Lincoln who plays officer “Rick Grimes” on the show Walking Dead.  Oh well. Next time. In the meantime, you can read about it HERE.

Listen here:

(Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary TourBlue Hills Bank Pavilion Sunday, September 9. Buy tickets HERE.)

A couple of my favorites:

Jethro Tull - With You There to Help Me

From their 1970 album Benefit. Ian Anderson - Flute, Vocals Martin Barre - Guitar Glenn Cornick (RIP 1947 - 2014) - Bass Clive Bunker - Drums John Evan - Piano Lyrics: In days of peace sweet smelling summer nights of wine and song; dusty pavements burning feet.

Jethro Tull - Inside

From their 1970 album Benefit. Ian Anderson - Vocals, flute Martin Barre - Guitar Glenn Cornick (RIP 1947 - 2014) - Bass Clive Bunker - Drums John Evan - Piano Lyrics: All the places I've been make it hard to begin to enjoy life again on the inside, but I mean to.