Martin Barre returns to Natalie’s for a special two-night stand. The two shows will consist of a variety of electric and acoustic segments with his great band, and each night will have some different songs for those fans wanting to attend both performances! They will play the “classic” music from the Jethro Tull catalogue, and also many new tracks written by Martin from his albums Away With Words, Order Of Play, plus his latest album Back to Steel..
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 allmusic.com, “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, and album sales exceeding 60 million units. Tull continues to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history.
Martin’s guitar playing has earned him respect and recognition; he’s been voted among the best ever in the USA and in the UK for his playing on “Aqualung.” Beyond numerous Jethro Tull albums, Martin has plied those award-winning chops with many other distinguished artists, including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa and Chris Thompson. He has shared a stage with such legends as Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.