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.
(Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Sunday, September 9. Buy tickets HERE.)
A couple of my favorites: