Ian Anderson
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Still "Outside the Accepted Framework": An Interview with Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson
5 Jun 2012 // 6:00 PM

In 1972, Jethro Tull's "Thick as a Brick" took ambitious prog rock to the top of the charts. Forty years on, frontman Ian Anderson means to do it all over again and discusses his plans with PopMatters.


Reappraising Ian Anderson's 'Minstrel in the Gallery'
4 Aug 2015 // 9:30 PM

Minstrel in the Gallery seems as autobiographical as any Jethro Tull album, before or after, and there is a vulnerability and sensitivity that the songwriter was simply growing into.

Jethro Tull: Back to Basics (Sort Of)
19 Mar 2015 // 9:30 PM

After the back-to-back-to-back brilliance of their previous three albums, a letdown seemed inevitable; amazingly, Ian Anderson & Co. raised the bar, instead.


Jethro Tull, Bricks, Plays, and Flirting with D'Isaster
3 Dec 2013 // 2:05 AM

Jethro Tull is one of progressive rock's longest-running bands. But is it progressive rock? If not, Ian Anderson and Co. have some explaining to do when it comes to Thick as a Brick and Passion Play.

Ian Anderson: 7 October 2009-Chicago, IL
28 Oct 2009 // 5:00 PM

My eyes widen as the band sets up, and I wonder which albums Anderson will draw from tonight.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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