At Daryl’s House on March 31 Martin Barre (of Jethro Tull) Returns to the States for North American Tour

At Daryl’s House on March 31 Martin Barre (of Jethro Tull) Returns to the States for North American Tour 


LAS VEGAS – Former Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre is returning to North America to perform additional shows starting March 2 and continuing through October.

For the past five years Martin has toured the world with his own band to play the “classic” music from the Jethro Tull catalogue, along with many new tracks written by Martin from his solo albums AWAY WITH WORDS and ORDER OF PLAY, plus his latest album, BACK TO STEEL.  The Tull repertoire he and the band perform live hearkens back to the early days of Tull’s heavier blues-rock past as the band performs signature tracks from the classic albums including “Stand Up” and “Benefit.”

For 43 years Martin Barre was the renowned guitarist of Jethro Tull, and his role in the band cannot be overestimated. Bruce Eder wrote on, “His playing has provided much of the energy that allows the band to soar on record and in concert.”

His unique sound and style contributed enormously to their success, which includes several chart topping albums, eleven gold and five platinum albums, a Grammy Award for CREST OF A KNAVE in 1988, and album sales exceeding 60 million units. Tull’s music continues to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history that remains and is noteworthy today.

Martin’s band features lead singer/guitarist Dan Crisp, drummer George Lindsay, bass player Alan Thomson.  All members are committed to giving the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years with a few surprises along the way, as well as classic covers of songs by artists including Warren Haynes and Porcupine Tree.

Blogcritics’ Jon Sobel caught the Martin Barre Band vibe in the intimate Rockwood Music Hall, and called them a “‘bar band’ in the best possible sense: The musicians were approachable and communicative, and looked and sounded like they were having a blast. Other moments felt like a badass progressive rock concert.“

Emily Clark of Plymouth, MA’s Wicked Local was stunned by Martin’s presence, “He can do all intricate fingering, lace melody on top of melody and play lightning fast. But what he does that sets him apart is his on-the-spot arrangement of songs, his crafting of melodies that are truly beautiful and not just a case of show-off athletics and his understanding of when to shut up and when to roar…His love affair is with the songs, not himself.”





He will be performing in Pawling, NY at Daryl’s House on March 31.  Show starts at 8 pm.  Tickets are $35.00 – $45.00.


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Author: Harlem Valley News