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By Lou Marzeles

Rocker paints overview of human migration



ROCK LEGEND: Ian Anderson, fabled front man for the iconic band Jethro Tull, comes to Maryhill Winery this Saturday.

Ian Anderson thinks people are strange and intriguing. He ought to know.

The flautist extraordinaire and dominant figure of the band Jethro Tull (which sold more than 60 million records during its late '60s-early '70s heyday) has musically ruminated on the conflicted nature of humanity for decades. Aqualung, considered by many to be the quintessential Jethro Tull record, almost dares you to listen to its brooding consideration of the difference between God and religion. Well, sure, weren't all albums back then that philosophical? Beyond its metaphysic musings, Aqualung remains for many a prime example of musical and lyric dissonance. Progressive rock is not for everyone.

Today Anderson is...

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