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Ian Anderson

Jethro Tull: since 1968
Albums: all albums
Instruments: vocals, all kinds of flutes, guitars,...

Ian Anderson founder and frontman of Jethro Tull celebrated his (unbelievable) 39th year as a musician in 2002. He was actually the first musician using the flute in a rock band. He remains the "father" of using the flute in popular music. He also plays ethnic flutes and whistles and all kinds of mandolines. Sometimes IA played drums and saxophone, but he won´t play that on stage. Beneath his work on Jethro Tull, he realised a classical project with "Divinities: Twelfe Dances With God" for EMI's Classical Music Division in 1995. He will tour with Jethro Tull and as a solo artist with orchestra and accoustic projects.
Ian Anderson runs a salmon farm and lives in the southwest of England. He has been married for 25 years with Shona, and has two children - James and Gael - working in the music and television industry. His Hobbies are using old leica and other vintage cameras, growing hot chile peppers and small wildcats (bengal cats). He owns a couple of off-road motorcycles, but no car, because he have no driving licence.
He calles himself a lifetime musician, so we look hopefully forward to many years with the music of Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson! I hope I´ll meet this great musician someday!

Appearances outside Jethro Tull

The Blades (1963 - 1965) - vocals, harp
The John Evan Band (1965 - 1966) - vocals
John Evan's Smash (1966 - 1967) - vocals

Solo album: Walk Into Light (1983)
Solo album: Divinities: Twelve Dances with God (1994)
Solo album: The Secret Language Of Birds (2000)
Producer: Steeleye Span - Now We Are Six (1974)
Guest musician: Roy Harper - Valentine (1974)
Guest musician: Brian Protheroe - I/You (1976)
Guest musician: Maddy Prior - Woman In The Wings (1978)
Guest musician: Honeymoon Suite - The Big Prize (1986)
Guest musician: We Know What We Like - The Music Of Genesis (1987)
Guest musician: Men Without Hats - Pop Goes The World (1987)
Guest musician: The Six and Violence - Lettuce Prey (1996)
Guest musician: Mick Abrahams - One (1996)
Guest musician: Blackmore's Night - Shadow Of The Moon (1997)
Guest musician: Jackie Lynton - Pinboard Wizards (1998)
Guest musician: Clive Bunker - Awakening (1998)
Guest musician: Roy Harper - The Dream Society (1998)
Guest musician: SAS Band - SAS Band (1998)
Guest musician: Vyktoria Pratt Keating - Something About Driving (2000)
Guest musician: Uriah Heep - Acoustically Driven (2001)
Performer: Mandoki - People (1994)
Performer: Mandoki - People In Room No. 8 (1997)
Performer: Mandoki - The Jazz Cuts (1997)
Performer: Mandoki - So Far... Collected Songs (1998)
Performer: Mark Craney and Friends - Something With A Pulse (1997)
Performer: Earthrise: The Rainforest Album (1994)
Performer: Rattlesnake Guitar: The Music of Peter Green (1995)