Jethro Tull to Perform at NJPAC this Wednesday, Nov. 11

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Jethro Tull to Perform at NJPAC this Wednesday, Nov. 11

Tom Maciejewski

Too old to rock ‘n’ roll and too young to die? I would bet Jethro Tull still has some Rock n Roll left in them! They will be playing as the great local venue NJ PAC on Wednesday, November 11th at 7:30 PM. Led by lead singer Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull is hard rocking band from the 60s and 70s.


In his shuffling madness, Ian, a Scottish flute playing musical lunatic, puts on one hell of a stage show. He stands out as one of the few rock flautists and definitely is one the most well-known. His powerful and lasting lyrics are quite enjoyable when paired with a fine ale (or two). Ian is a multi-instrumentalist who along with singing and playing the flute also plays other instruments such as guitar and keyboard.


Over the decades, Jethro Tull churned out many classic hits such as “Thick as a Brick”, “Too Old to Rock Too Young to Rock ‘n’ Roll Too Young to Die”, “Aqualung”, and “Locomotive Breath”. These songs were staples for those who grew up in the 70s and 80s. Jethro Tull won a Grammy in 1989 beating out Metallica in the somewhat controversial “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental” category. In fact, back then, Jethro Tull was a name any rock enthusiast was familiar with.


Tull is not just a straight forward driving rock band, but is one that includes elements of British folk and blues and has a particular Scottish signature to match up with their driving riffs. Along with the changing landscape of music, Jethro Tull seems to now be trying to win back the younger crowd again.


For those who would love to get a taste of what real rock used to be like in the good old days, Jethro Tull is an excellent place to start. A mix of superior musicianship, catchy song writing, and eccentric stage performances, the band is well capable to transform you back to one of the greatest eras of music. If you are a musician or just into rock music, Jethro Tull is a must see. As Ian once stated in his lyrics, “no, you’re never too old to rock ‘n’ roll if you’re too young to die.”

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