Martin Barre releases new album and tour dates

Martin Barre releases new album and tour dates

Iconic Jethro Tull Guitarist Martin Barre Releases New Album Roads Less Travelled

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Los Angeles – Martin Barre, best-known as the guitarist in Jethro Tull – one of the biggest selling prog bands of all time, releases his new solo album, Roads Less Travelled, on Cleopatra Records October 12, 2018.

Barre has developed his own distinctive style within the framework of Jethro Tull, and his instantly recognizable and original sound form the basis of this album. Roads Less Travelled features 11 original tracks by Barre, which reflect the last 50 years of his esteemed musical career.

Reflecting on the tracks and recording of the album, Barre says, “I’ve concentrated on improving my songwriting over the last few years, and as a result, I am really pleased with this new CD. Although my playing has a lot of space in the music, I’ve worked a lot harder on the arrangements and lyrics. My goal is to have a CD that keeps the listener from beginning to end. Roads Less Travelled reflects my belief in taking music somewhere new.”

Barre’s solo on Jethro Tull’s 1971 hit, “Aqualung,” has been repeatedly voted as one of the top guitar solos of all time. Barre has been cited as an important influence by many virtuoso players, including Joe Bonamassa, Steve Vai, and Jo Satriani, and can count the likes of Mark Knopfler and Geddy Lee amongst his many fans.

Track Listing:
1. Lone Wolf
2. Out of Time
3. On My Way
4. Roads Less Travelled
5. Badcore Blues
6. Seattle
7. For No Man
8. (This Is) My Driving Song
9. You Are An Angel
10. Trinity
11. And The Band Played On

While all the songs showcase his exceptional electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and mandolin playing, the Martin Barre Band also shine throughout. A long-time resident of Devon, Barre’s band features several local musicians: Dan Crisp (vocals), Alan Thomson (bass/fretless bass), Darby Todd (drums), Becca Langsford (vocals/backing vocals), Josiah J (Percussion/Hammond), Aaron Graham (drums), Alex Hart (vocals/backing vocals), and Buster Cottam (“stand up” bass).

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Barre was the guitarist for rock band, Jethro Tull, from 1969 – 2012. Jethro Tull have sold an estimated 60 million albums worldwide, with 11 gold and 5 platinum albums among them, and were described by Rolling Stone as “one of the most commercially successful progressive rock bands.” Barre appeared on all but their debut album during his 33 year stint with Tull, and is the longest-serving member after Ian Anderson.

For four decades, Barre’s career focused on Jethro Tull, but in the 1990s, Barre began to perform as a solo artist and has since released 7 solo studio albums. On these recordings, Barre combined rock and guitar-oriented fusion in his sound.

Martin’s guitar playing has earned him a high level of respect and recognition; he was voted 25th best solo ever in the USA and 20th best solo ever in the UK for his playing on “Aqualung.” His playing on the album Crest of a Knave earned him a Grammy award in 1988.

In addition to his Jethro Tull and solo work, Martin has worked live with many other artists including: Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Jo Bonamassa, and Chris Thompson, and has shared a stage with such legends as Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin.

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UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

10 October Scituate, MA River Music Club
11 October Natick, MA Natick Center for the Arts
12 & 13 October Pawling, NY Daryl’s House Club
14 October Vienna, VA Jammin’ Java
16 & 17 October Portland Maine One Longfellow Square
18 October Fall River, Ma Narrows Center for the Arts
19 October Beverly, Ma The Cabot Theater
20 October Plymouth, NH The Flying Monkey
21 October Hartford, CT Infinity Hall
23 October Worthington, OH Natalie’s
24 October Worthington, OH Natalie’s
25 October Cincinnati OH The Ludlow Garage
26 October Fort Wayne, IN C2G Music Hall
27 October Chicago, ILL Reggies Rock Club
28 October Hayward, Wi The Park Center
30 October Minneapolis, MN The Cedars Cultural Center
1 November Springfield, IL The Curve Inn
2 November Indianapolis, IN The Irving Theater
3 November Edwardsville, IL Wildey Theater
15 November Pwllheli, North Wales, UK HRH Prog Festival
16 November 2018 Wakefield, UK Warehouse 23
19 January 2019 Skegness, UK Skegness Rock & Blues / Giants of Rock
25 January 2019 St Helens, Merseyside, UK The Citadel Arts Centre
26 January 2019 Skegness, UK Skegness Rock & Blues / Giants of Rock
14-18 February 2019 Depart Ft Lauderdale, Fl Rock Legends Cruise
20 February 2019 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
22 February 2019 Spokane, WA The Bing Crosby Theater
23 February 2019 Yakima, WA The Seasons Performance Center
27&28 February 2019 Mill Valley, CA Sweetwater Music Hall
1 March 2019 West Oakland, CA Yoshi’s
2 March 2019 Bakersfield, CA Buck Owens Crystal Palace
3 March 2019 Santa Cruz, CA Moe’s Alley
6 & 7 March 2019 Carlsbad, CA Museum Of Making Music
19 June 2019 Woodbridge, NJ Parker Press Park
21 June 2019 Somers Point, NJ William Morrow Beach
29 June 2019 Verona, ITALY Corte Cavalchina

 

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