Martin Barre, legendary guitarist for Jethro Tull, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jethro Tull with a concert at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, Mass., on October 18, 2018, at 8 p.m. The concert will feature Martin Barre’s stellar band performing Jethro Tull classics, such as “Locomotive Breath” and “Aqualung,” and songs not played for many years. Purchase tickets HERE.
Barre’s sound and playing have been a major factor in Jethro Tull’s success. Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history.
Barre’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. He also influenced such contemporary guitarists as Joe Bonamassa, Steve Vai, Joe Satrini and Eric Johnson.
As well as numerous Jethro Tull albums, Barre has worked with many other artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, and Chris Thompson and has shared the stage with such legends as Jimmy Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.
In 2015, Barre put together a band to play the “classic” music from the Tull catalogue. His band is a total commitment to give Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years.
The Narrows Center is located at 16 Anawan Street. Tickets to his show can be purchase online HERE or by calling the box office at 508-324-1926. For those wanting to purchase tickets in person, box office hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.