11/17/17

Ian Anderson Presents 50 Years of JETHRO TULL

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50th Anniversary Tour, US Summer 2018

It was on the 2nd of February 1968 at the world-famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street that Jethro Tull first performed under that name. The group would go on to become one of the most successful and enduring bands of their era, selling over 60 million albums worldwide and entering the cultural collective consciousness along the way.

To celebrate this golden anniversary, Ian Anderson will present 50 years of Jethro Tull in summertime U.S. concerts, as part of the worldwide touring schedule.

The debut album, This Was, was released later that same year.  Founder, frontman and flautist, Ian Anderson, is rightly credited with introducing the flute to rock as a front line instrument, not to mention the codpiece! 

Jethro Tull are one of the biggest selling Progressive Rock artists of all time, and the group’s immense and diverse catalogue of work encompasses folk, blues, classical and heavy rock stylings. The anniversary concerts will feature a broad mix of material, some of it focussing on the earlier formative period through to the “heavy hitters” of the Tull catalogue from the albums This Was, Stand Up, Benefit, Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock And Roll: Too Young To Die, Songs From The Wood, Heavy Horses, Crest Of A Knave and even a touch of TAAB2 from 2012.

Anderson says:  “I am not usually a birthday or anniversary kind of guy but, just for once, I won't be a party-pooper either! I treasure the memories of the earlier years of Jethro Tull repertoire, associated as it is with the adventures of visiting so many countries for the first time to connect with new fans around the world. And this is a celebration of all the 33 band members who graced our ranks - musicians who brought their talents, skills and styles to bear on the performances live and in the studio. Join me and the current band for a nostalgic evening of varied music, representative of my ever-changing songwriting as our careers progressed through the years.”

Ian Anderson is accompanied by Tull band musicians David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums) and surprise virtual guests

About Jethro Tull

Formed in 1968, Jethro Tull have released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies worldwide. During their 50-year history, the band has performed over 3,000 concerts in more than 50 countries, playing 100+ concerts each year.

Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson 50th Anniversary Tour Dates
(Most shows on sale this Friday, but some on Nov. 17 or 18, Woodinville, WA on-sale March 2018)
5/30/18  Phoenix, AZ: Comerica Theatre  
6/1/18   Los Angeles, CA: Greek Theatre
6/2/18   Berkeley, CA: The Greek Theatre
6/3/18   Paso Robles, CA: Vina Robles Amphitheatre
6/5/18   Visalia, CA: Visalia Fox Theatre
6/6/18   Sacramento, CA: Sacramento Community Theater
6/8/18   Bend, OR:  Les Schwab Amphitheater
6/9/18   Troutdale, OR: Edgefield
6/10/18  Woodinville, WA: Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
6/29/18  Saint Louis, MO: Fox Theatre
6/30/18  New Buffalo, MI: Four Winds Casino Resort - Silver Creek Event Center                                              
7/1/18   Sterling Heights, MI: Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill                                               
7/3/18   Toronto, ON: Budweiser Stage
8/31/18  Minneapolis, MN: State Theatre
9/1/18   Kansas City, MO: Starlight Theatre
9/3/18   Highland Park, IL: Ravinia Festival
9/5/18   Huber Heights, OH: Rose Music Center at the Heights
9/7/18   Vienna, VA: Wolf Trap
9/8/18   Philadelphia, PA: Mann Center for the Performing Arts
9/9/18   Boston, MA: Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
9/11/18 New York, NY -Beacon Theatre

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11/6/17

Behind The Curtain, song about transparency by Joe Deninzon

Election week, and news of our nation and world leaders, plus those JFK conspiracy theories at Watercoolers, Messengers, and Beauty Parlors all over.
This is Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ BEHIND THE CURTAIN, which deals with transparency! 
Electric violin-fueled progressive hard rock! A song that talks about the masks we all wear in public. Questioning public figures, corporations, politicians. Conspiracies. Similar tempo to Black Sabbath’s PARANOID. The song uses lots of “Oz” keywords: “Pay No Attention to the Man Behind The Curtain.” “Click your heels 3 times.” Similar tempo to Black Sabbath’s PARANOID. 
Joe does sessions, string arrangements, co-writes; he wrote the electric violin technique book, PLUGGIN’ IN for Mel Bay books. Recently he’s performed live with Renaissance, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Criss, and the Muncie Symphony Orchestra…
  
BEHIND THE CURTAIN 
by Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius
Running on inertia
Propped up fake euphoria
Paper thin disguises
Human skin behind them
We suppress the demons
Feel the hunger grumbling
Show your poker face and dodge the lightning 
Nothing is certain
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain 
Wear the mask so righteous 
Quick to judge the careless 
Those who free the monster 
Living in glass houses 
Stare at our reflection
Cracking through the mirror
Feel them breathing down your neck they’re coming nearer 
Dig the dirt in
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain 
Click your heels three times and wish for the courage 
To fight tornadoes that smash you to pieces
Free yourself up and they’ll chain you forever

Welcome to the circus
It’s your biggest nightmare 
Wear the scarlet letter 
Scrutinized forever
All the doors are bolted
You can’t find your way home 
Everybody knows your name You feel so alone 
Put your mask on
And tuck your shirt in
Pay no attention to the
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain 
© 2017  By Joe Deninzon, All Rights Reserved 

10/28/17

Christmas 2017 Songs: Jody Quine, Dan Berggren, Ian Anderson, Carducci Quartet...



Got My Eye On You, Santa: Jody Quine & the Big Mr. C  (Optimistic Kitty) 
“Got My Eye on You, Santa” was created in the magical workshops of Jody, Mr. C (aka Dan Berggren, who worked in American Forces Radio in the late 1960s). The song GOT MY EYE ON YOU, SANTA was written by Anne Leighton, music director/songwriter Roberta Piket, and songwriter Priscilla Harriett. The song’s message transcends all barriers, “Santa, I love you, and I’ve got magical presence and presents for you, created in MY workshop.” “Santa” appears on the compilation “Let's Have a Rockin Christmas Volume 2” by Bongo Boy Records.
Got my Eye On You Santa: ©Leighton/Hairriett/Piket


Ring Out These Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells): Ian Anderson & the Carducci Quartet (The End/BMG) 

Ian Anderson’s “Ring Out These bells” (Ring Out, Solstice Bells) first appeared on Jethro Tull’s tenth studio album, “SONGS FROM THE WOOD.”  With merriment and folklore imagery, the song has found different arrangements and life on 2003’s JETHRO TULL CHRISTMAS ALBUM and 2009’s CHRISTMAS ALBUM.  This year JETHRO TULL THE STRING QUARTETS, Ian’s collaboration with the Carducci Quartet was released, and hit number 1 on the Classical Music Charts.  
Ring Out These Bells (Ring Out, Solstice bells) © Jethro Tull






10/18/17

October: Songs of Kindness for Soul Moves Music

We need a little kindness, and music brings it.



ENDOMORPH (Dedicated to My Parents) Allan Holdsworth 
Vocals by Craig Copeland 

Free flowing, jazz-influenced, slow.  Allan's synthaxe and a celestial tenor play slow and enchanting:  "there was a time."  
The lyrics are about unfinished business—words never said to a love.




TOO GONE, TOO YOUNG by Hank Wedel

Hank wrote "Listen" for Christy Moore, and lives in County Cork. TOO GONE, TOO YOUNG is about a late, great friend who “always had the best boots, he really knew his leather.”  hook: “Living in the land of love.” Tempo will remind you of John Stewart’s “GOLD.” 



PARALLEL REALITY  Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius About parenting, and missing his son while he's on the road. Like a faster and heavier “High Fly” (John Miles hit). Bad ass drums. It's about how tour life is a fantasy world; a parallel existence that is fleeting. Hence the line "a fleeting kiss is all this is."   (P.S. Yes, that is Joe's son Max Deninzon that did the art work for the album!)

BEHIND THE CURTAIN  Joe Deninzon Stratospheerius

Joe is asking for an honest world, and not getting answers from public figures, corporations, politicians!  Electric violin-fueled progressive hard rock! A song that talks about the masks we all wear in public. Conspiracies! The song uses lots of “Wizard Oz” keywords: “Pay No Attention to the Man Behind The Curtain.” “Click your heels 3 times.” Similar tempo to Black Sabbath’s PARANOID.





SISTERSONG by Rachael Sage 

Imagine if all the women agreed to dialogue with one another as opposed to about one another. Keyword: "I will stay with you... I will keep you company... that's what sisters do."  A fan posts, "I used to think Ani DiFranco or Tori Amos wrote this song..."





NOBODY'S TALKING Gary Lucas & Jann Klose

Both Gary and Jann sing on this acoustic “zombies on cell-phones that short-circuit meaningful dialogue” song. Saxophone included. “J-sweet” is a technical term related to hacking using Java. P.S. How many years have we been asking our friends in the same room to talk to us, not their cellphones? 





TOUCH OF KINDNESS Elliott Murphy

Rebuilding self-esteem through kindness.  jangly guitar.  TOUCH OF KINDNESS was number one in Belgium!






Electric Strawbs Fall Tour, Northeast U.S. Nov. 10-21


“Brilliant.”  “Spellbinding.”  “Original.”  “Passionate.”  These are words that respected music journalists have used to describe Strawbs live…today.

With five decades of colorful history behind them, Strawbs evolved from 1960s British Folk Movement roots to a powerful and enduring force in progressive rock music. Led by the charismatic David Cousins, who has been called the most talented Dylan-influenced songwriter to come out of England, Strawbs dynamic performances, marked by impassioned vocals, tight harmonies, and precise instrumentation are exciting, lush and timeless.

With Cousins at the forefront (vocals, guitar, dulcimer and banjo), Chas Cronk on bass, Dave Lambert (lead guitar and vocals), and Tony Fernandez on drums, today’s Strawbs look very similar to those who brought us some of our favorite classic rock albums, including the iconic "Hero & Heroine,” ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine in 2015 as one of the top 50 progressive rock albums of all time).   New to this veteran Strawbs line-up (a line-up that has through the band’s existence included music legends Sandy Denny, Rick Wakeman and Blue Weaver), is Dave Bainbridge, a keyboard virtuoso who has mesmerized audiences across Europe and North America while performing with his Celtic folk/rock band Iona.

Strawbs return to the USA  with  “Chapter & Verse,” a very special tour that will include a live performance of the extraordinary "Hero & Heroine" along with a generous sampling of  "The Ferryman's Curse." Strawbs' first all-new album since 2008, and the secrets and stories that have seduced prog rockers for a half century.  Join us!

STRAWBS, US FALL SHOWS

Fri 10 Nov, Sellersville, Sellersville, PA
Sun 12 Nov, BB Kings, New York NY
Tue 14 Nov, Music Box, Cleveland OH
Wed 15 Nov, Loving Cup, Rochester, NY
Fri 17 Nov, Centre for the Arts, Homer NY 
Mon 20 Nov, Jammin Java, Vienna VA
Tue 21 Nov, Tin Pan, Richmond, VA
Fri 24 Nov, The Strand, Lakewood NJ
Sun 26 Nov, Towne Crier, Beacon NY



10/3/17

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ new album, GUILTY OF INNOCENCE Out Now on Melodic Revolution Records


Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ new album, GUILTY OF INNOCENCE (Melodic Revolution Records) is now in stores, both online and in the real world. 


Along with the album’s release, Deninzon is touring actively this fall with Stratospheerius, as well as his Latin jazz String Quartet Sweet Plantain (who also will be part of classic rock group Renaissance’s concerts for the recording of their upcoming Symphonic Album. Joe is soloing on electric violin for the performances, as well). 

Joe & Stratospheerius are rocking PROGTOBERFEST, in Chicago, on Saturday night October 22. They are having record release shows in favorite towns in the Midwest and the New York area, including the PROG HOUSE (Roxy & Duke’s in Dunellen, NJ) and on three SonicVoyage Fest dates this fall. See tour dates below.

Released on Melodic Revolution Records, a leading progressive rock label based in the U.S., GUILTY OF INNOCENCE features 10 tracks. Most of the album’s songs fuse lyrical and sonic elements heard in Tool, Tom Morello, Jack Bruce, and Jean-Luc Ponty. "Dream Diary Cadenza” is an instrumental solo piece from Joe's "DREAM DIARY" Concerto for Orchestra and Electric Violin, which he debuted with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra in 2015.  The album’s closing song is an epic 12 -minute piece which has Joe singing, “If music be the food of love, play on." The song features Testament/TSO/Metal Allegiance guitarist Alex Skolnick, Renaissance’s keyboardist Rave Tesar, and the Fringe’s Randy McStine.  

Stratospheerius' members include French guitarist Aurelien Budynek (Cindy Blackman, Vernon Reid), bassist Jamie Bishop (The Syn, Francis Dunnery), and drummer Lucianna Padmore, praised by Modern Drummer Magazine for her “Deep grooves and serious fusion chops.” Lucianna wrote “Affluenza,” on the album, and Joe wrote everything else except for “Hysteria,” a reimagined, Queen-esque version of the hit by the UK band Muse.

Joe produced the album. Engineers on the album are Rave Tesar, Alex Salzman, Tom Tedesco, and Joe.  Mixed by Alex Salzman. Nic Hard, and Joe Deninzon. Mastered by Rave Tesar.

Reviews of GUILTY OF INNOCENCE have been exciting. Zachary Nathanson’s MUSIC FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROOM blog states, “While Joe’s vocal arrangements are brilliant, alongside his electric violin comparing to Curved Air’s Darryl Way, Mahavishnu Orchestra’s Jerry Goodman, and Frank Zappa alumni Jean-Luc Ponty, they take inspirations between Zappa, King Crimson, Yes, and Muse…Guilty of Innocence is not only great, but one of the most hectic and heart-stopping albums I’ve listened to.”

Writes Haydn Seek at SkeletonPete.com: “Deninzon and company’s virtuosity is undeniable, but their arrangements smartly favor the integrity of the song. Like the best heavy rock tunes of the past, soloing is integral to structure rather than presented for the sake of blowing. It’s progressive music that’s not afraid of a catchy chorus. Even the 12 minute closing track “Soul Food” is a well crafted multi-tempo road trip. It ventures into magnum opus territory where ’70s rockers Kansas were at home, and features guest artist guitarist Alex Skolnick.”

Warlock Asylum International News loves Joe’s cover of Muse’s “Hysteria.” “Deninzon’s perfect vocal delivery and skills as a violinist. Stratospheerius is as tight as ever and really create a strong organic melody comparable to the original. Bravo! This is music!”

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius has showcased their “frenzied melange of progressive rock, jazz fusion and funkabilly” at colleges, festivals, and clubs throughout the US and has opened for Tim Reynolds, Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Mike Stern, Project Object, and John Scofield. The group was a winner of the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition and the Musicians Atlas Independent Music Awards, and Joe is a repeat recipient of a BMI Jazz composers award. A favorite among violinists everywhere and an active clinician, Joe is the author of the Mel Bay-published book, ”Plugging In: A Guide to Gear and New Techniques for the 21st Century.”

“Guilty of Innocence” track listing

1. Behind The Curtain
2. Take Your Medicine
3. Guilty of Innocence
4. Face
5. Hysteria
6. Affluenza
7. Parallel Reality
8. Game of Chicken
9.  Dream Diary Cadenza
10. Soul Food

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Tour Dates

Oct 19th Noon, 12 PM with Stratospheerius at Sweetwater. Ft. Wayne, IN 
Oct 19th eve with Stratospheerius & King Llama at New Paradigm. Elkhart, IN
Oct 20th with Stratospheerius, King Llama, White Bush Unicorn @ The Frequency. Madison, WI
Oct 21st with Stratospheerius at Progtoberfest III. Reggie's. Chicago, IL
Oct 31st Stratospheerius Halloween CD Release Party with Ad Astra and Van Davis
Nov 10th Stratospheerius CD Release Party at Cyber Cafe West. Binghamton, NY
Nov 11th, Stratospheerius Cleveland CD Release Party with EGO at Wilberts. Cleveland, OH
Dec 15th with Stratospheerius at Olives. Nyack, NY
Dec 16th Stratospheerius, Randy McStine, and Piktors Metamorphosis. 2 PM. Nj Proghouse. Roxy & Dukes. Dunellen, NJ.

Shows with Sweet Plantain & Renaissance at: https://joedeninzon.com/shows/

GUILTY OF INNOCENCE on Spotify: 


Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Press Page: http://mrrmusic.com/joe-deninzon-stratospheerius/

9/8/17

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius' GUILTY OF INNOCENCE Pre-Order

Pre-Order “Guilty of Innocence” Now!
The album highlights include The smash hit “Hysteria,” a reimagined cover of a Muse classic plus 12-minute prog epic titled “Soul Food” which features many special guests also  “Dream Diary Cadenza,” a solo electric violin extravaganza lifted from Joe’s electric violin concerto.
“Guilty of Innocence” features special appearances by Alex Skolnick (Testament), Rave Tesar (Renaissance) and Randy McStine (The Fringe).
GUILTY OF INNOCENCE features members: French guitarist Aurelien Budynek (Cindy Blackman, Vernon Reid), bassist Jamie Bishop (The Syn, Francis Dunnery), and drummer Lucianna Padmore, praised by Modern Drummer Magazine for her “Deep grooves and serious fusion chops.”


Track Listing
1. Behind The Curtain 03:34
2. Take Your Medicine 04:09
3. Guilty Of Innocence 03:15
4. Face 05:45
5. Hysteria 04:13
6. Affluenza 03:07
7. Parallel Reality 03:10
8. Game Of Chicken 05:03
9. Dream Diary Cadenza 04:06
10.Soul Food 12:46
CD Pre-Order Link
MRR Bandcamp  
Digital Pre-Order LinksiTunes Amazon USA | Amazon UK | Amazon Japan |
What the critics have said.
“Stratospheerius does not play what you want; it plays things you didn’t know you wanted.”
– Dan Roth, Progression
“combines solid songwriting and tradition with extraordinary electric violin work and the sounds of the future.”
– Angel Romero, Progressive Rock Central
“Think a bit of Zappa, the Dixie Dregs or Blues Traveler, with the violin being the focal point. Violinist & singer Joe Deninzon’s talents are flat out phenomenal, and the progressive rock tapestry he weaves around himself is carried out to perfection by his amazing band.”
– Mark Waterbury, Music Morsels
“Memorable hooks, gravity-defying instrumental prowess, and a kitchen sink move toward rock If Bela Fleck and Frank Zappa had a love child in outer space, they might grow up to sound like these guys do.”
– David Budin,  CoolCleveland.com

8/25/17

Here is some end of the summer news from SOUL MOVES MUSIC.

We're celebrating a new release, THIS PLANET WE CALL HOME from Dan Berggren.
His song ”No More Walls" has impactful lyrics: “No more walls, we’ll build bridges between our differences — no more walls" is the songs important message.


Here's a feature that North Country Public Radio conducted with Dan:
Look for some new albums from our progressive rockers, Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius plus Gentle Giant's THREE PIECE SUITE on CD, Vinyl and BluRay; THREE PIECE SUITE are Steven Wilson remixes from the first 3 Gentle Giant albums (Giant, Acquiring the Taste, Three Friends).  Both Joe Deninzon & Gentle Giant releases will be out on September 29.

This is the dramatic, declarative prog rock song, Peel The Paint as mixed by Mr. Wilson. It shows the anguish an artist goes through.

I’m performing live in the evening on Monday, August 28 at the legendary Bitter End's Indie Collaborative. 
Accompanying me is multi-instrumentalist Alex Otey on trumpet.  His website is http://www.alexotey.com. I join over 50 performers, mainly musicians. I’m a poet (which includes songwriting), and my poetry book, THE LEIGHTON EXPLOSION sold great both in crowdfunding and through mail order. (visit: 
The Bitter End is at 147 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and LaGuardia), 
New York City.
The INDIE COLLABORATIVE takes place from 1 till 4 PM, and 7-10:30 PM
Venue phone is 212-673-7030
Admission is $25 and available online at: http://indiecollaborative.com/Tickets/index.php


Summer holiday closes out with celebrations of successes from both Phoebe Legere and Rebecca Loebe.
Phoebe's HEART OF LOVE (Optimistic Kitty) broke Americana'sTop 20, and helped sign her to the legendary Artic Records for an EP due early 2018.  
This is MEN FROM BOYS, which is about what makes gentlemen, with lines including: “some men play the notes, other guys are the music.”  

Rebecca's album BLINK was spotlighted in her adopted hometown paper, The Austin Chronicle the week she opened for Livingston Taylor there: https://www.austinchronicle.com/music/2017-08-11/rebecca-loebe-blink/  “Most striking is the Patsy Cline-inspired ‘Say So,’ wherein you look longingly at your partner on a Fifties dance floor and plead with them to hold onto you forever. There's something for everyone on Blink.” 

Lots of Christmas music--here's a punky version of Tang's "Why Can't Every Day Be Christmas."





8/22/17

Gentle Giant members inducted into Portsmouth UK Hall of Fame

At 3pm UK time, on Wednesday 23rd August, 2017, The Shulman Brothers: Phil, Derek, Ray, plus bandmate Kerry Minnear will be at Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, in Portsmouth, UK. The British southern port city and naval base is where Gentle Giant and (their first band) Simon Dupree & The Big Sound were formed.  

Kerry, Phil, Derek and Ray will be inducted into the Portsmouth Hall of Fame!  Other Portsmouth Hall of Fame inductees have been: Roger Hodgson, Joe Jackson,  Peter Sellers, Charles Dickens, Edgar Alan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Neil Gaiman.

Admission is free.

Stay up to date on the Gentle Giant Facebook page and Event page for photos.

P.S. Look for the upcoming GENTLE GIANT: THREE PIECE SUITE release on CD, BluRay, and Vinyl on September 29 on SoulFood Music.  
Pre-Order Links for Amazon & iTunes are linked on https://lnk.to/GentleGiant_ThreePieceSuite.



Facebook Event Page: http://bit.ly/2wyJIGn 

Simon Dupree and the Big Sound, early music work by our inductees! Talented, charming, musical

8/15/17

2018: 50 Years of Jethro Tull


It was on the 2nd of February 1968 at the world-famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street that Jethro Tull first performed under that name. The group would go on to become one of the most successful and enduring bands of their era, selling over 60 million albums worldwide and entering the cultural collective consciousness along the way.
To celebrate this golden anniversary, Ian Anderson will present 50 years of Jethro Tull in eight UK concerts during April 2018 as part of the worldwide touring schedule.
The debut album, This Was, was released later that same year. Founder, frontman and flautist, Ian Anderson, is rightly credited with introducing the flute to rock as a front line instrument, not to mention the codpiece! 

Jethro Tull are one of the biggest selling Progressive Rock artists of all time and their immense and diverse catalogue of work encompasses folk, blues, classical and heavy rock.  The anniversary concerts will feature a broad mix of material, some of it focussing on the earlier formative period through to the “heavy hitters” of the Tull catalogue from the albums This Was, Stand Up, Benefit, Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock And Roll: Too Young To Die, Songs From The Wood, Heavy Horses, Crest Of A Knave and even a touch of TAAB2 from 2012.

Anderson says: “I am not usually a birthday or anniversary kind of guy but, just for once, I won't be a party-pooper either! I treasure the memories of the earlier years of Jethro Tull repertoire, associated as it is with the adventures of visiting so many countries for the first time to connect with new fans around the world. And this is a celebration of all the 33 band members who graced our ranks - musicians who brought their talents, skills and styles to bear on the performances live and in the studio. Join me and the current band for a nostalgic evening of varied music, representative of my ever-changing songwriting as our careers progressed through the years.”

Right now European Tour dates are announced, stay tuned to http://jethrotull.com/tour-dates/ as more dates fill in between now and 2018.

April 2018

Tuesday 3rd: Manchester: O2 Apollo
Thursday 5th: Newcastle: City Hall
Friday 6th: Edinburgh: Usher Hall
Saturday 7th: Liverpool:Auditorium
Monday 9th: Bristol: Colton Hall
Tuesday 10th: Birmingham: Symphony Hall
Wednesday 11th: Cambridge: Corn Exchange
Tuesday 17th: London: Royal Albert Hall

Ian Anderson is accompanied by Tull band musicians David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums) and surprise virtual guests

About Jethro Tull

Formed in 1968, Jethro Tull have released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies worldwide. During their 50-year history, the band has performed over 3,000 concerts in more than 50 countries, playing 100+ concerts each year.



8/11/17

Christmas 2017 Promo: Ian Anderson, Jody Quine & Dan Berggren...

Ring Out These Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells) by Ian Anderson & the Carducci Quartet 





Got My Eye on You, Santa by Jody Quine & the Big Mister C (aka Dan Berggren)


Contact: Anne Leighton Media * Music Services * Motivation
718-881-8183, Anne@AnneLeighton.com


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8/7/17

Anne Leighton Performs Returns to the Poetry Stage Aug. 28 at the Indie Collaborative

Poet Excited to Shake Her Hips and Swing on Stage at Legendary New York City Club 

Anne Leighton is making her first public appearance, performing her poetry since the 2016 publication of her book, THE LEIGHTON EXPLOSION.  She joins over 50 performers from all over the world at INDIE COLLABORATIVE on August 28 at the Bitter End, New York City.
The Bitter End is at 147 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and LaGuardia), 
New York City.
The INDIE COLLABORATIVE takes place from 1 till 4 PM, and 7-10:30 PM
Venue phone is 212-673-7030
Admission is $25 and available online at: http://indiecollaborative.com/Tickets/index.php

Accompanying her is multi-instrumentalist Alex Otey, who will be performing on trumpet.  His website is http://www.alexotey.com.

Anne Leighton’s 2016 poetry book, THE LEIGHTON EXPLOSION is published and distributed world-wide through Canada’s Soul Asylum Poetry. It’s the result of a lifetime in poetry and a successful crowdfunding campaign, which includes her goal of performing live in five different locations.  Anne is also a recovering Agoraphobic, and active music services consultant/publicist with clients that include classic rock acts Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, Orleans’ John Hall, Grand Funk Railroad, Gentle Giant, plus Outlaw Americana artist Phoebe Legere, alternative violinist master Joe Deninzon.

Known for her radio-styled speaking voice and optimistic sense of humor, Anne has found work recording her poems, which appear on the Billboard top 10 album, ACTION MOVES PEOPLE-UNITED, the Grammy-nominated HEALTHY FOOD FOR THOUGHT, and 3 of prog artist Jay Tausig’s TRIP AROUND THE SUN releases. Her poems have been published in BOG GOB, Powerline, the Aquarian, and “Nickel.” She has performed at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Peter Max’s Studio. She has 3 other books including top-selling UK cat book: PAWS FOR THOUGHT: HOW TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR CAT IS THINKING (Rockwell Books).  Using the $1500 profit plus some earnings from her publicity work, Anne produced a flirtatious Christmas song she co-wrote with Roberta Piket and Priscilla Harriett called, GOT MY EYE ON YOU, SANTA, which is out on digital September.  

The Indie Collaborative is an organization of independent musicians and music industry professionals which holds several showcases each year for its members. Founded by Grant Maloy Smith (now with his album, DUST BOWL-AMERICAN STORIES is in BILLBOARD’s Americana/Folk Album Sales Charts’ Top Ten) and lyricist-playwright Eileen Sherman in 2015, the Indie Collaborative has held events in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Chicago, Philadelphia and Nashville. The August 28 showcase at the legendary Bitter End in New York’s Greenwich Village spans the afternoon and evening. The event features more than 50 musicians from classical guitarists and pianists to pop, rock, country. Among the performers: GRAMMY-winning flautist from South Africa, Wouter Kellerman, Actress/Singer of Sophisticated Lady & movies Sonya Hensley, plus Anne, Grant, Eileen, and a variety of working musicians/songwriters. The showcase features a keynote address in the afternoon by Tony Van Veen, CEO of AVL Digital Media on how independent musicians can manage their careers.