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Martin Barre

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Martin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years, his
sound and playing having been a major factor in their success.
Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be
played worldwide,representing an important part of classic rock history.
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.
As Jethro Tull are taking a long break from touring,Martin has put
together a band to play the "classic" music from the Tull catalogue.
This is an exciting project as it features many early tracks not
performed for many years.
His band,under the title of Martin Barre's New Day is a total
commitment to give the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to
songs played as they were recorded. The band includes other members of
Tull and top musicians from a similar background.

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