2/22/18

Phoenix Songs Empowerment and Rising from the Ashes

Lots of underdogs coming into their own nowadays. From the #MeToo Movement to those learning the hard way to not take their friends for granted, the lesson is to learn how to treat everyone with respect. Music and learning to turn our struggles into strength helps.

Making sense of resistance is one way to grow & suggested in fitness teacher Lori Harder’s inspiring TED TALK at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZE7V-UL5zA,

but first check our inspiring AND recovery-provoking songs! 

CANNONBALL Rebecca Loebe  
Mid-tempo, female sung. Two people co-existing, living under abusive partner, and saying she wishes to blow through the walls to make him aware of the damage. Because she’s scared to death, she’s doing it with her eyes closed. 

THE BLOOM IS OFF THE ROSE Bill Leverty rock song kindred to the (heavier) Eagles meets Molly Hatchet/Lynyrd Skynyrd because of singer’s ballsy bass voice. Exposing a sociopath or narcissist, that “everybody knows the real you,” and it’s time to stop with the drama.   #Grandiosity 


WARRIOR Karen Besbeck: Acoustic: Proclaiming "You will not wreck me, ‘cause I’m a warrior, The Truth protects me!”



LOVE THE BODIES WE’RE IN Jaclyn Bradley Palmer
Self-and-friendship acceptance with a loved person.


This song stopped a battle every day of the Easter Rebellion, in 1916, Ireland. 
THE DUCKS OF ST. STEPHEN’S GREEN Dean Friedman  
Old time waltz melody based on a true story about how ducks stopped the Easter Rebellion, in Dublin, Ireland in 1916.
  


REINER THE RHINESTONE REINDEER Phoebe Legere
a gay reindeer that the others bullied, and then he & the brightness of his bling saved Christmas!

2/13/18

Grand Funk Railroad Rocking the SOLD OUT Flower Power Cruise Feb. 28-March 1


Grand Funk Railroad will be headlining the 2018 Flower Power Cruise, which visits Fort Lauderdale, Aruba, Curacao, Saint Maartens, Puerto Rico.
The SOLD OUT Cruise runs from February 24-March 3, and Grand Funk joins February 28-March 1.

The line up on the cruise, also, includes Canned Heat, The Family Stone, Iron Butterfly, the Cowsills, Peter Noone, the Hollies, Peter Asher, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, the Guess Who, the Grass Roots, the Association, the Buckinghams, Mickey Dolenz, Mark Lindsay.
The website is flowerpowercruise.com.

Grand Funk Railroad is available for interviews with the media in advance; please call Anne Leighton at 718-881-8183.

Formed in 1969, Grand Funk was born out of the ashes of Terry Knight & The Pack, another band from Flint, Michigan.  Currently the group includes original founding members Don Brewer (vocals and drums, writer and singer of the hit, "We're An American Band") and bassist Mel Schacher. Joining Don and Mel are true "ALL-STARS"-- Max Carl (38 Special, Jack Mack and the Heart Attack, Max Carl and Big Dance), lead guitarist Bruce Kulick (12 years with KISS and credits with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf and Billy Squier), and keyboardist Tim Cashion (Bob Seger and Robert Palmer).

Together, Brewer and Schacher have created a dynamic and multi-talented five piece band that will not only carry on the tradition of Grand Funk hits, but also has the potential to create a new chapter in the legacy of Grand Funk Railroad.  With Grand Funk reforming in 2000, this new chapter in the band's biography is being written daily.  Both seasoned Grand Funk lovers and contemporary rock fans--discovering the group for the first time on CDs and VH-1-- will be able to see and hear firsthand that Grand Funk Railroad's train is back on track.

“We're Comin' To Your Town, We'll Help You Party It Down, 
WE'RE AN AMERICAN BAND!!!"




DIY Grammy Girls Steps Up to DIY Filmmaker With "When I Sing"



The life story of a true Indie making history at age 50, who stepped up, fell down, hurdled over, and never gave up.

Linda Chorney’s feature film, WHEN I SING premieres at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival festival at Regal / LA LIVE Stadium, 14 Cineplex, in Los Angeles on February 25 at 8:15 PM. Regal  / LA LIVE is at 1000 W. Olympic Blvd., in Los Angeles. 

Funny, irreverent, heartfelt, and real, with Linda Chorney playing herself, this is the story of a singer-songwriter’s wild ride toward finally being "almost famous" after thirty years of gigging on the road. Will being the first truly independent musician nominated for a Grammy be her big break— or break her? 

WHEN I SING is directed by Robin Uriel Russin, co-starring Chris Mulkey, and a cast of hundreds, including eclectic cameos from Jackson Browne to Neil deGrasse Tyson. The soundtrack is made up of Chorney's seven albums. 

Ms. Chorney is doing interviews in support of WHEN I SING. She made history in 2012 as the first independent musician-artist to be nominated for a Grammy for Best Americana Album. http://www.cleveland.com/music/index.ssf/2012/01/the_curious_case_of_grammy_nom.html

So driven to get the truth out after being falsely accused of "gaming the system" to earn her nomination, Chorney (with the support of hundreds of friends and fans) produced this feature, based on her memoir, "Who the f**K is Linda Chorney."

“No one can hurt me when I sing” proclaims Linda Chorney in the movie’s title song.  And Chorney doesn't just talk the talk.  She is an advocate for indies and women within The Recording Academy. http://tucson.com/entertainment/music/tucson-grammy-nominee-heads-petition-to-change-rules/article_3d1f5995-1a45-5862-a7b9-17816c798d47.html


Visit the Festival’s website, hollywoodreelindependentfilmfestival.com.


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Watch the trailer

2/11/18

SPEED QUEEN The Joe Carstairs Story: Sex, Speed and High Society Book & Music by Phoebe Legere


Who:    Phoebe Legere stars as cross-dressing butch billionaire Betty “Joe” Carstairs
When:  Preview on March 7, and public performance dates:  March 9, 15, 16, 17, 23, 24.
Where: Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY  10002 (between Bowery and Kenmare, and near subways J and D).
How Much: Admission for the March 7 show is $15. 
Admission for the other performances are $19 in advance, $22 at the door, and a $1 for NYU students. 
Contact: The venue phone is 212-219-0736,  
The website is www.DixonPlace.org











Joe Carstairs, heir to the Standard Oil fortune, loved engineering, speed, and stiff competition. Above all, Joe loved women. Joe Carstairs broke the world speed record for motorboat racing in 1926.

Legere, a musical and performance art virtuoso, brings kinky billionaire “Joe' Carstairs to life in this vibrant solo show. In addition, Legere portrays several of Carstair's glamorous movie star lovers including Tallulah Bankhead, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo and Mabel Mercer.

At the height of her fame, Joe sailed away from the glare of publicity. She entertained the Jet Set on her own, private, Lesbian Island in the Bahamas.

Speed Queen is a sensual, intoxicating #LGBTQ play that uncovers deep truths about the moments that define us, the women who shape us, and the ache of love that can last a lifetime.

The Message: This play is dedicated to all the #GNC (Gender Non-Conforming) sisters who have bravely gone before.

Costumes
by Legere from her new #GNC Suit of Power Collection.

Legere’s period costumes of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s are by Ralph Lauren.

This is a 70-minute play that will include: immersive lesbian films, songs, dances, spectacular special effects and intimate portraits of Joe’s girlfriends: Marlene Dietrich, Tallulah Bankhead, Greta Garbo, Mabel Mercer, Billie Holiday and Dolly Wilde. At the center of the story is Gay-Pride pioneer Joe Carstairs.

The Music:
Legere's 4-octave powerhouse voice and multi-instrument mastery powers the opulent, raw, sizzling R&B of the musical score. ALL MUSIC IS ORIGINAL and the SPEED QUEEN EP street date is March 7, 2018.  (Phoebe Legere’s 2017 album Heart of Love went to #18 on the national Roots chart.) 

  

2/3/18

Grand Funk Railroad Meets John Ellison, Songwriter of their hit “Some Kind of Wonderful"




From Left to Right:
Stanley Sheldon (of Peter Frampton’s band—filling in for bassist Mel Schacher), guitarist Bruce Kulick, vocalist Max Carl, John Ellison, drummer Don Brewer, keyboardist Tim Cashion.
Grand Funk Railroad has some pretty amazing fans.  One of them is songwriter John Ellison, who wrote “Some Kind of Wonderful” for his 1960s soul band, The Six Soul Brothers. “Some Kind” was recorded by Grand Funk Railroad and over 60 different musicians including Huey Lewis, Joss Stone, Edwin McCain, and a duet by Buddy Guy & Paul Rodgers.

The Rochester-based songwriter John Ellison came to the Grand Funk show, on February 1, 2018 show at Del Lago Casino, Waterloo, NY.  The band introduced him to the SOLD OUT crowd and he received a standing ovation. 

Backstage, after the show John told them he started writing the song in his hometown of Rochester, and finished when he and Soul Brothers arrived at the recording studio in Philadelphia in the year 1965.

“It was 4 in the morning, and she was hanging in my arms, and I thought, ‘Damn, she is some kind of morning.  She packed a bag of lunch.  We were broke, and I thought, ‘I don’t need a whole lot of money…’” and the other lyrics.  A local radio personality heard them rehearsing the song, and networked the recording they made that night to Atlantic Records, who offered to release the song.    

They recorded it, and got a record deal w/ Atlantic.

The band and Ellison’s wife asked him if he remember “the girl,” and he says that he doesn’t.  Then he reminds his wife that they have a home because of the song!  

Says Grand Funk Railroad’s lead singer, “John is a charismatic and sweet, funny man that is a joy to spend time with. And it was great to see Don light up while telling his story of his amazing tune. It's always been one of my favorites and I've sung it many times over the years.” 

  


John Ellison & Soul Brothers Six:

1/30/18

"Capitalist Without A Soul" and Empowerment Songs




CAPITALIST WITHOUT A SOUL is another hummable topical song from Adirondack songwriter laureate  Dan Berggren. 

With images of ways people have been ripped off through the years in this song, like: “hands in your pocket, thumb on the scale,” the hook is “a capitalist without a soul.”  This banjo ditty features the telling lyrics: I sold my soul guilt free” AND “Maybe there’s a small loophole for a capitalist without a soul.”


Capitalist without a Soul 

Hand in your pocket, thumb on the scale
Make me an offer, it’s all for sale
Where conscience was, now there’s a hole 
I’m a capitalist without a soul 

When savings all go down the drain 
When your loss becomes my gain 
So what? I say. That’s my goal
I’m a capitalist without a soul 

When I was born I had a soul 
Sold it for a big bankroll 
Scheming all around the rules 
Stealing dreams from poor fools 

It’s not Robin Hood at your door
I steal from both the rich and poor 
But that’s just me - playing my role 
I’m a capitalist without a soul 

I’ve always done just what I please 
Brought the economy to it’s knees 
When no one looked, I took control 
I’m a capitalist without a soul 

I sold my soul now I’m guilt free 
My commerce lacks morality 
Gandhi said that was a sin
But I’ll do anything to win 

Laissez faire, hands off my pile 
It’ll trickle down after a while 
That’s if oversight takes its toll
 I’m a capitalist without a soul 

If my fortune’s ever lost
I wonder what a soul would cost 
Maybe there’s a small loophole 
For a capitalist without a soul 

© 2012 Dan Berggren / Berggren Music (BMI) tune based on Cotton Eyed Joe, All Rights Reserved
Contact: Anne Leighton: 718-881-8183, LeightonMedia@aol.com, Anne@AnneLeighton.com 


I am working songs to empower people that have been abused.  Too many #metoo people yearning to be free. 


LOVE THE BODIES WE’RE IN by Jaclyn Bradley Palmer 
 a profound, minor-key song about self-and-friendship acceptance   Jaclyn was a contestant on the Voice Holland this past season, and has a new EP: “Be It Wild or Poetic.” 


Here is Rebecca Loebe's "Weeping Willow."  A lot of the songs on her recent album, "Blink" give comfort to everyone that's ever been put down. 

1/1/18

Mark Stein Launches New Solo Band, The Mark Stein Project



His legacy spans over five decades, and he has influenced some of the most
well-known rock bands and musicians. Mark Stein is known as the voice, keyboardist and music arranger of the classic rock band Vanilla Fudge. 

His new group, The Mark Stein Project continues to share his music, passion and stories.

The Mark Stein Project is a true classic rock experience! Performing the hit songs of all the great artists he’s worked with, backed by a hand picked, exciting array of young talent that kicks ass!!!

The Mark Stein Project features:
*Mark Stein: Vocals/Keyboards 
(Vanilla Fudge, Dave Mason, Alice Cooper, Carl Palmer, Tommy Bolin)

*Mark Hitt: Guitar/Vocals 
(Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), John Entwistle, Brian Johnson of AC/DC, The Tubes)

*Jordan Steinberg: Bass/Vocals

*Charlie Zeleny: Drums  
(Joe Lynn Turner from Rainbow/Deep Purple, Derek St. Holmes, Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater)

Touted by critics as one of the great voices in Rock—alongside of Glenn Hughes and Joe Lynn Turner—The Mark Stein Project is a night of great music & storytelling. Discover a place where a song leads to a story, and a story leads to a song. More than just a singer/musician, Stein is a skilled entertainer, with the talent and charisma to take the crowd along for a wonderful ride of the classic rock experience.

Stein has shared whiskey with Janis Joplin, sung with Michael Jackson, toured with Jimi Hendrix, and witnessed the dawn of Led Zeppelin. His firsthand storytelling that reflects on the history of rock gives the audience a “You are There” feeling that can only be told by someone who has lived it.

The debut album:Vanilla Fudge was the first of its kind to reach the top 10 on Billboard charts without a hit single. “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” was released one year later and went to #1 on most radio playlists, both in America and all over the World! The psychedelic symphonic rock sound of the band was spearheaded by the Hammond organ & vocal style of Mark Stein. “The Fudge” have been heralded by critics as the doorway between pop music and Progressive Rock. Bands including Deep Purple, Yes, Uriah Heep and even Led Zeppelin have said that Vanilla Fudge had a profound influence on them.

Rolling Stone magazine wrote: “There was nothing, even in 1967, like the 10-ton shock of this Long Island quartet's cover of the Supremes You Keep Me Hanging On, with the lava-flow sustain of Mark Stein's Hammond organ…”  

Stein has toured and/or recorded, and appeared throughout his career with Dave Mason, Tommy Bolin, Alice Cooper, The Doors, Deep Purple, Rod Stewart, Carl Palmer (in a tribute to Keith Emerson), and Michael Jackson.

The Mark Stein Project will be releasing a new EP & Video to be released in 2018; stay tuned for more details.


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Mark Stein Project On Tour in 2018

January 30, 2018        New York City, NY               BB King Blues Club
February 1, 2018        Pawling, New York               Daryl’s House 
February 2, 2018        Shirley, MA                           Bull Run
More dates to be added
  

View the video for “You Keep Me Hangin On” The Jimmy Fallon Show



12/20/17

The Lonesome Prairie Dogs with Tammy Faye Starlite and Lenny Kaye at Joe’s Pub, January 2

The New Year’s Hank-O-Rama, New York’s longest-running tribute to country music’s greatest star, Hank Williams, will be at Joe’s Pub on Jan. 2, 2018, hosted by The Lonesome Prairie Dogs, and featuring Tammy Faye Starlite and Lenny Kaye, and special guests. 



The 14th annual Hank-O-Rama, the first ever at Joe’s Pub, and the first NOT to be held on Jan. 1 (the official anniversary of Hank’s death 55 years ago), will be held January 2, 2018, at Joe’s Pub at 7 PM.
Joe’s Pub is at 425 Lafayette Street, in New York City.
Tickets are $15.
The venue phone is 212-967-7555.

The 14th annual Hank-O-Rama will include a re-creation of his morning WSFA radio show sponsored by Mother’s Best Flour, featuring Luke Lonesome as Hank, Tammy Faye Starlite as his wife Audrey Williams, and Lenny Kaye as Don Helms (edal steel guitarist for Hank’s band, the Drifting Cowboys).

In keeping with Hank-O tradition, the second half of the show will be a more freewheeling segment including The Lonesome Horns, with guest performances by some of the brightest stars from the NYC country firmament.

The Lonesome Prairie Dogs are among New York and Brooklyn country music’s most enduring honky tonk outfits. In 2004, the LPDs founded the Hank-O-Rama to pay tribute to one of America’s greatest songwriters, whose compositions include “Cold, Cold Heart,” “So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “I Saw the Light,” and “Hey, Good Lookin’,” among many, many others. Hank died at age 29 in the back of his Cadillac en route to a New Year’s Day gig in Canton, Ohio.

Tammy Faye Starlite is a singer and performance artist whose numerous works include the critically acclaimed, “Nico: Underground,” a tribute the iconic German chanteuse that was a member of the Velvet Underground, and “Rated X,” a celebration of country icon Loretta Lynn.  Rated X first brought Tammy together with Lenny Kaye and The Lonesome Prairie Dogs at Joe’s Pub in 2014. 

Lenny Kaye is a guitarist, songwriter, producer and journalist, perhaps best known for his compilation of the Nuggets garage rock collection, his “autobiography” of Waylon Jennings, and his longtime collaboration with Patti Smith.  Most recently Lenny worked with Jessi Colter on a new album called PSALMS.

Launched at Arlene Grocery in 2004, the Hank-O then moved uptown to New York’s top honky tonk, The Rodeo Bar, where it was an institution for nine straight years, before the Rodeo closed down in 2014. The Hank-O had one-night stands at Midtown Live, Skinny Dennis and last year at Hank’s Saloon, before this year’s move to Joe’s Pub.  







11/30/17

Love Family Some Negativity Winter 2017 Songs



It's that time of year when we love all kinds of people.  Let's face it, we have people we love whole-heartedly.  As for the people that make life harder for us, we pay attention because their stories are unique.   NOTHING AT ALL is a Gentle Giant song about a female crazy maker. It's special because it's a radio edit by mixer to the Prog Stars Steven Wilson.   Every other song is about all the different love we have for all the different people! Happy holidays!!!!

Dean Friedman’s new album “12 Songs” features YOUR PRETTY FACE.  His new love song is a slow, jazz-inspired ballad about how far Dean will travel to see your pretty face.
Indeed Dean is traveling to friends & colleagues in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco. Say "hi" back, you pretty cool person!  
Dean’s shows:
Dec. 2: NYC at the Bitter End, NY, NY
Dec. 9: Fort Mason Center for the Arts-Southside Theater, San Francisco
Dec. 10: Afternoon House Concert in Oakland, CA  
Dec. 15: Coffee Gallery, Altadena, CA
Dec. 23: Kulak's Woodshed, North Hollywood, CA 



BLUE CANOE BLUES: Phoebe Legere 
Roots rock with electric guitar, female soprano. In the winter, there lake is frozen, and she has to wait for the spring when the ice melts to visit her true love. Native American singing including in song. 

Ms. Legere’s Americana album, HEART OF LOVE broke Roots Music Radio’s Top 20 this year. In March her off-Broadway show, SPEED QUEEN debuts in New York City. 


LEMONADE Alex Boye’: Afro-pop, tenor voice, electronics, joyful. “I used to be bitter, bitter, bitter or you can be better, better, better...Every day is like a brand new day.”  Watch and hear Alex live December 11 on Monday Night Football (Miami VS New England).  


NOTHING AT ALL Gentle Giant (Steven Wilson Mix) 
A girl who brought her own sadness to her by turning down potential loves. Lyrics:“The girl who has everything, and she has nothing at all.” Kindred to psychedelic Beatles meets Black Sabbath-styled guitar cords. This is a 4:54 radio edit of the original nine minute song. 

Gentle Giant’s new release, THREE PIECE SUITE is Steve Wilson’s remixes on selected songs from the first 3 albums.  It also comes in Blu-Ray. 


THE TRUTH I KNOW  Robert Wyckoff
Like an acoustic Marshall Tucker song, with lyrics about believing that people will be nicer. Hoping there will be no more hunger or lies.  My Soul Moves Music co-partner Karen Besbeck wrote this song about having faith in the human race.



PARALLEL REALITY Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius 

Electric violin and guitar-driven rock song about parenting, and missing his son while he's on the road. This month Joe is posting on his social media, asking friends for song ideas for his Spotify list on family, togetherness, holidays, friendship, feel good.

HOLIDAY SONGS
TCHACHKES LATKES Rachael Sage 
With violin, this is old school with Rachael’s voice treated. Whimsical lyrics. So good to use: “onions peppers oy gevalt.” "Eight Days of tchachkes, can I have some more please?"  

CHRISTMAS IS COMING Leo Schaff 
song in motion like lots of people walking fast, upbeat tempo, Beach Boys’ styled harmony. 
WHAT CHILD IS THIS the Atlanta Symphony Pops Orchestra & John Driskill Hopkins
A country twist with orchestra from John Driskill Hopkins, singer of the Zac Brown Band. Tempo changes throughout the piece.
** The Orchestra’s and John’s album “The Spirit of Christmas” can be heard at https://soundcloud.com/john-driskell-hopkins

11/23/17

LEMONADE, Alex Boye' Song About Turning A Negative Into A Positive!

If you’d like to help turn around any and all of today’s negativity, listen to Alex Boye’’s “Lemonade.” 
Listen to this joyful song that says, “Every day is like a brand new day.”

Alex Boye’’s upbeat performances of pop hits, including Taylor Swift’s “SHAKE IT OFF” and his latest BELIEVE by Imagine Dragons define his empowering attitudes.  His song LEMONADE is an original, and much needed in today’s angry society:  The hook” “I used to be bitter, bitter, bitter or you can be better, better, better.”  Lyrics below.

Alex and his band are touring, currently, as “Artist of the Year” by the Hard Rock Cafe & Pepsi. They play the half-time show for Monday Night Football Dec. 11 (Miami Dolphins VS New England Patriots).   

I, first, saw him live July 2015 when he was singing solos with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Carnegie Hall.  Alex has previous national TV exposure form appearing on America’s Got Talent in 2015.




LEMONADE
Performed by Alex Boye’

I'm just so broke you won't believe
Can't get a dollar out of me
And as far as I can see
I'm losing control like a bad disease
No I just can't get relief
I've been shot down by the life police
And everyday I try to rise
But I can't succeed
Can anybody find a cure for me?
You can be bitter, bitter, bitter
Or you can be better, better, better

When life gives you lemons
It's gonna be okay
Don't worry little children
And don't complain (woh)
Remember you're golden
So find some sugar cane
When life gives you lemons
Make lemonade

Hama kama hama kama heyama kama x4

Now every day is like a brand new year
I throw my hands up in the air
Like I just don't care
I'm moonwalking down the streets
Feeling like oh yeah (oh yeah!)
Like the bottom of the glass now I see clear
So now I laugh just a little more (Yeehehee!)
I stand much taller than I did before (Yahahaa!)
I know I'm not where I need to be
But I thank God that I'm not
Where I used to be
I used to be bitter, bitter bitter
And now I feel better, better, better

© 2014 by Alexander Boye’, Gail Lynn Vareilles, Jerry Duplessis, Matthew M. Anthony, All Rights Reserved

Contact: Anne Leighton: 718-881-8183, Anne@AnneLeighton.com, LeightonMedia@aol.com


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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