Chatting with guitar legend Martin Barre

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By Andrea Ramirez-Maciolek, Rock At Night Philadelphia Correspondent

Interview with Martin Barre of the Martin Barre Band, also famously known as guitarist of the legendary rock band Jethro Tull

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Circa 1970s

Rock At Night spoke with legendary guitarist Martin Barre about his upcoming tour with the Martin Barre Band, which kicks off in the US in New York City on April 10th. The band includes Martin Barre (guitar, mandolin), Dan Crisp (vocals), George Lindsay (drums), Alan Thomson (bass), and Richard Beesley (sax/clarinet).  During the tour, you can expect to hear some vintage Jethro Tull and also originals from Away With Words, Order of Play and recent blues-rock album Back to Steel. Barre promised some surprises along the way–which he did not reveal, so you will just have to catch one of his live shows to find out.

During the interview, Martin Barre discussed his latest album Back to Steel and his blues-rock music; his early days with Jethro Tull; his strong connection and affection for America; advice for aspiring musicians on how to survive in the music business today; how he is technologically-speaking “old-fashioned”; and also some of the current bands he enjoys listening to today.

You can’t be a musician for six months and then retire… you’re a musician for  life

– Martin Barre talking about the lack of continuity and staying power in today’s music.


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Martin Barre






USA Tour 2016

10 April – B.B. King Blues Club, New York NY

11 April – Rams Head, Annapolis, MA

12 April – Mcloones Supper Club, Asbury Park, NJ

21 April – Infinity Hall, Hartford CT

22 April – Mexicali Live, Teaneck NJ

23 April – Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore PA

26 April – Martyrs Live, Chicago IL

28 April – Daryl’s House Club, Pawling NY

29 April – Hanover Theatre, Worcester MA

30 April – Blue Ocean Music Hall, Salisbury MA


UK/Europe 2016

28 May – Mello Festival, Worcestershire, UK

19 May The Ropetackle, Shoreham-by-Sea, UK

2 July – Fan Club Convention, Barcelona

9 July – Close to the Moon, Padova, Italy

7 August – New Day Festival, Kent, UK






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