Bolder Backstage with Yes Singer Jon Anderson


As the voice of the rock group Yes, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jon Anderson is the face of progressive rock. His creativity, his passion and his voice have not diminished over the years. At the age of 75, Jon is as energetic, driven and prolific as ever.

Growing Bolder joins him at Solar Studios with Emmy Award winning music producer Michael Franklin, where Jon is working on a solo album he started nearly 30 years ago. The album is called A Thousand Hands, named for all the musicians who play on it.

Jon sat down with Bill Shafer to talk about his departure from Yes, how a near death experience changed his outlook and the album that he feared might never be completed. Let’s get Bolder Backstage with Jon Anderson.

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