Ian Anderson Caesars Atlantic City Atlantic City, NJ Saturday 11/7/2014 8:00 PM
While Ian Anderson has recorded a small number of acclaimed projects under his own name, and frequently makes guest appearances in other artists’ work, he has been identified in the public eye as the frontman of Jethro Tull for over 40 years years. This is undoubtedly because a signature motif of Anderson’s career has been a highly distinctive stage image, which has often been counter to the usual style found in rock music culture. While he has occasionally drawn inspiration from British folklore at different times with style elements of medieval jester, Elizabethan minstrel, English country squire and Scottish laird he has at other times he has appeared as an astronaut, biker, pirate, and vagrant.
Anderson’s music blends styles such as folk, jazz, blues, rock, and pop. His lyrics are frequently complex, tongue-in-cheek criticism of the absurd rules of society, religion, and other commonly accepted institutions and beliefs.