Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson in Conversation

August 31, 2021

 

Rock legend Ian Anderson brings Jethro Tull to Bath for a Prog Rock themed concert at The Forum on September 17th.

In advance of the concert he took time out to talk to the Bath Royal about getting back on stage after Covid (and his fears that the pandemic is far from finished with us); how he kept himself busy during lockdown by immersing himself in the science of Covid and watching Scandinavian Noir crime dramas; why he does not like poetry; and his feelings about Jethro Tull being perceived as a “Prog Rock” act (a label now embraced by the band in their current ‘Prog Years’ tour).

Jethro Tull have been performing for 54 years and have recorded numerous hit albums including Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, Songs from the Wood, Living in the Past and Stormwatch.

Anderson’s unique songwriting abilities and musical virtuosity have made him a national treasure (even at age 74 he still adopts his trademark one-legged stance while playing the flute on stage).

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