YES is one of those bands I listened to a lot back in the early 1970s. Their progressive rock style appealed to me and many of my friends, and I even saw them once then. Fast forward to 2017 and there are two versions of YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman which tour. I was fortunate to see this version at the lovely Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
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.