Dear Reader,

Last night, I had the fun of attending a free concert at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI featuring Aqualung, a Jethro Tull tribute band.   I was treated to incredibly skilled rock flute, mandolin, drum, and guitar (both electric and acoustic) work.  I had no idea exactly which instrument the mandolin was — my first guess was a lute.   I had to do a google search on “string insturments” to positively identify it.  For those of you, like myself, who didn’t quite realize the talented musical skill behind Jethro Tull, here is the original:

Oh…. and piano playing to rival Marvin Hamlisch … Nobody does it better….