17 Dec 2014

Marty Duda's artist of the week: Jethro Tull

From Nine To Noon, 11:06 am on 17 December 2014

Jethro Tull began life as a blues-rock outfit in 1968 with the distinct difference of having a front man, Ian Anderson, whose main instrument was the flute. The first version of the band dissolved relatively quickly, giving way to the group who would go on to produced such classic rock albums as Aqualung, Thick As A Brick and Benefit. Later in the 70s the band began exploring English folk music and they continued in one version or another until 2003 touching on electronica, hard rock and folk. Their final album was 2003's Christmas album, although Ian Anderson continues to record and tour under his own name. Anderson arrives in New Zealand this week for a 3-city tour beginning on Thursday.