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Jethro Tull man plays career highlights

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: August 28, 2014

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MARTIN BARRE, the guitarist with Jethro Tull for 43 years, brings his band to St Ives Guildhall on Saturday.

His album sales with Tull 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 – his 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.

As well as numerous Jethro Tull albums, Martin has worked with many other artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and has shared a stage with such legends as Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

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.

His band is a total commitment to give the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear Tull tracks not performed for many years as well as songs from his much acclaimed album Away With Words available on Edifying Records/RSK. It features original music by Martin Barre and music from Jethro Tull including Requiem, From a Deadbeat to an Old Greaser, Moths, Home, Fire at Midnight and many others. He will also be showcasing his new album Order Of Play, due for release in September.

Doors 7.30pm, performance 8.30pm. Advance tickets from £18 and £22 on the door. Ring 01726 869500 or see www.crbo.co.uk

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