Ian Anderson, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?
“The first album? Well, it wouldn’t have been an album that I bought on my own. It would have been an album that I clubbed together with two other guys to buy, and I think it was a compilation album of black American blues artists.
“I can’t remember the title of the album, but it was compilation that had been put together with people like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Bo Diddley, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker and all those fellows.
“It was quite a spectacular introduction to a form of music that was very captivating and kind of sent me on my way to becoming a professional musician.”
Ian Anderson – best known as the flautist-guitarist-vocalist-bandleader with the band Jethro Tull – returns to Albany’s Palace Theatre at 7:30pm on Sunday (November 2). Anderson and his band – guitarst Florian Opahle, bassist David Goodier, keyboardist John O’Hara, drummer Scott Hammond and singer Ryan O’Donnell – will perform Jethro Tull classics in addition to featuring his new album, “Homo Erraticus,” which continues the story of enfant terrible Gerald Bostock that Anderson began with Tull’s 1972 pioneering concept album, “Thick as a Brick.” Tickets are $48, $58, $68 & $103.