PAWLING, N.Y. -- Martin Barre, who was a guitarist in progressive rock band Jethro Tull for 43 years, will be performing at Daryl’s House Club in Pawling on April 28 at 8 p.m. with his own band, ‘The Martin Barre Band.’
The English musician will tour America to promote his newest solo album, ‘Back To Steel’ which is available now for purchase.
Barre has shared the stage with legends like Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.
The current band line-up is Martin Barre, (guitar) Dan Crisp, (lead vocals) Alan Thompson, (bass guitar) and George Lindsay (drums).
Looking back on his days in Jethro Tull, Barre said it was frontman Ian Anderson's decision to disband the band and pursue a solo career. Anderson made the decision while the band was still on tour.
"Ian had a meeting in a room and he said that he didn’t want to be a part of Jethro Tull anymore,” Barre said.
The Martin Barre Band have been together for five years. This is their second time touring in America.
“It’s good because we’ve developed as a band," Barre said. “We started off as a six-piece band then downsized to a four-piece band that comes to the states and it works really well. We have a really talented singer called Dan Crisp and he plays guitar, so we have two guitars in the forefront of the band.
Barre said he is very proud of being a member of Jethro Tull for 43 years.
“It’s my heritage," Barre said. "I love being on the road and people who don’t know me or Jethro Tull’s music will come see a show and love what they hear.”
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