I saw the band perform last year during their ‘Thick as a Brick and Thick as a Brick 2’ tour and was interested to see if my perception of Ian changed after interviewing him.
I was almost giddy with excitement at my impending interview with Ian Anderson, scheduled during a break between legs of his current American tour (he is touring in support of his 2014 release, ‘Homo Erraticus’ – a wonderful album – I suggest buying it). Not only was it my first interview (although I feel it was more of a conversation) but I would be talking with rock royalty!
I admitted at the outset that it was my first time interviewing anyone and that admission seemed to set me free to relax and enjoy the process, and enjoy it I did! Ian did an amazing job of making me feel at ease.
I had no idea what to expect from Ian Anderson, the front man of Jethro Tull, a band I loved as a teenager but had never seen live. I was quite excited to see this show, in which the band was performing the original Thick as a Brick album for the first set and Thick as a Brick 2, released in 2012, for the second set. I wasn’t disappointed in the least.