Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull announce new art collection

Jethro Tull have teamed up with London's The Flood Gallery to launch an exclusive collection of Jethro Tull art. You can view a video of Ian Anderson unboxing the Super Deluxe box set below. The Jethro Tull Art Collection will see the artwork for the first 14 Jethro Tull albums,...
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Minstrels in the Gallery brings music of Jethro Tull to Auburn State Theatre

Minstrels in the Gallery – the music of Jethro Tull When: Saturday, March 5, 7:30 p.m. Where: Auburn State Theatre Tickets: $20, available online at or via the box office at 530-820-3133. Through the vision and direction of longtime bassist/producer/promoter Larry Casserly, the musical group Minstrels in the...
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Raising the Barre: Beatles, Jethro Tull and John Hall

Okee dokee folks… Back in 2004, I was asked to write for a fledgling publication called Motif. The magazine had only put out a couple of issues and I wasn’t sure what to think. Fast forward to 2022 and it is obvious I made the right decision. In the past 18 years, I have tried new approaches to my Motif contributions: Motif TV, performer interviews, reviews, photography and others. Some have stayed, others not. Now I am embarking on yet another Motif adventure: I am entering the world of podcasting. Since I already conduct phone interviews I decided to incorporate those into a podcast. My biggest concern was the audio quality that I was getting from the recorded conversations, but fortunately I was able to solve that problem with a new-fangled device that is made just for podcasts and has a direct input setting for phone calls. Et voila, the Roots Report Podcast was born (along with interview entries in our new comedian podcast, Look Who’s Laughing)! Admittedly I will more than likely stumble through the first couple until I get my bearings, but like anything, I learn as I do and evolve. I already have a few recordings “in the can” and I just need to do a little post-production and they will be ready. I hope that folks will give them a listen and chime in with comments on what they would like to hear. I will still write my main print column as well as photograph and review shows. You can always find it all online: check it out at and Read on…
Idaho State Journal

Jethro Tull, Plato and a new day

Plato taught that “music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” I couldn’t agree more!. I am obsessed with music, a true musicophile. It could possibly be genetic as I grew up in a home where records were playing on the stereo every day at some point. I spent hours with my dad playing gin rummy and listening to his collection of big band record albums.

Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre postpones 'Aqualung' show at The Palace

Martin Barre, the longtime guitarist for progressive rock band Jethro Tull, has postponed his upcoming concert at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg. Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre: “Aqualung” 50th Anniversary Tour, originally set for 8 p.m. Thursday, has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. March 23. All tickets for...

Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre revisiting 'Aqualung' album at Palace Theatre

Martin Barre, the longtime Jethro Tull guitarist, was skeptical when it was suggested he do a 50th anniversary tour for the band’s iconic “Aqualung” album. “I rejected (the idea) immediately,” he said. “Bands go out and say they’re gonna do an entire album, and essentially most albums don’t suit being played live the whole way through, because there are tracks that people sometimes don’t like.

Jethro Tull land first Top Ten album in 50 years with The Zealot Gene

Jethro Tull are celebrating their first Top Ten album for 50 years with The Zealot Gene, which has entered the UK Album Chart charts at No. 9. The last time Jethro Tull were in the UK Top Ten was with the Living In The Past compilation album, which reached No. 3 in the UK charts in 1972, the same position as the Thick As A Brick studio album the same year.

Jethro Tull Releases ‘The Zealot Gene,’ 1st New Studio Album in 2 Decades

Jethro Tull has released the group’s first studio album of new material in over 18 years. The new title, The Zealot Gene, officially announced on Nov. 5, 2021, first made headlines in March of that year. It arrived on January 28, 2022, in a variety of CD and vinyl packages, via Inside Out Music. The group, still led by Ian Anderson, is instantly recognizable.

The Zealot Gene is light, bright, tight and recognisably Jethro Tull

This is the first Jethro Tull album of new material for 18 years – since 2003’s Christmas Album, to be precise. There have of course been plenty of Jethro Tull albums in the intervening years – live albums, anniversary reissues with copious bonus tracks, orchestral albums of Jethro Tull music frequently featuring Ian Anderson.

Jethro Tull celebrates release of ‘The Zealot Gene,’ first album of new material in more than 20 years

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Jethro Tull hasn’t been a stranger from the music world. But it has been missing from the record racks, both physical and digital. The venerable British troupe releases its 22nd studio album, “The Zealot Gene,” on Friday, Jan. 28. It’s the first new release from Ian Anderson and company in more than 18 years, since 2003′s “The Jethro Tull Christmas Album,” and first of all-new material since “J-Tull Dot Com” in 2000. Produced by Anderson, it’s also the first to feature the quintet’s current lineup (save for brand new guitarist Joe Parrish), which has been touring with regularity.

Jethro Tull, ‘The Zealot Gene': Album Review

It's been almost two decades since Ian Anderson used the Jethro Tull name on an album. And you'd have to go back even further than 2003's The Jethro Tull Christmas Album for the band's previous all-original studio LP – to the last century when J-Tull Dot Com faced some pre-millennial tension in 1999.