The Ray Shasho Show with Special Guests Martin Barre and Anne Leighton, October 19, 2015

Martin Barre has been the legendary guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years
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The Ray Shasho Show with Special Guests Martin Barre and Anne Leighton
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Ray Shasho Welcomes Jethro Tull Legend Martin Barre

Our special guest today is songwriter and guitar hero Martin Barre.

Martin has been the legendary 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'. His playing on the album ‘Crest of a Knave’ earned him a Grammy award in 1988.
Most Recently: Martin Barre has announced the release of his sixth and most important solo album to date. Back to Steel celebrates the guitarist’s 50-year career with a return to his roots of steel strings and electric guitars released through Garage Records and will be available through http://martinbarre.com/, iTunes and Amazon.com initially. Martin Barre and his band have started their 2015 tour throughout the UK and Europe. Following Cruise to the Edge in November 2015 in Florida, Martin and his band will also be touring the U.S.

It is my great pleasure to welcome the legendary guitarist of Jethro Tull …Martin Barre.

In our second segment of the show we also welcome Anne Leighton.

Anne Leighton is president of Anne Leighton Media * Music Services * Motivations a multi-faceted company that helps artists who need development, marketing and/or promotional services in their careers.

Some of her clients include … Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull/Martin Barre, Blackmore’s Night, Grand Funk Railroad, Gentle Giant, Orleans, KKB (with Bruce Kulick), Shun Ng & Magic Dick, The Strawbs, The Family Stone, and Jann Klose to name just a few.

Her latest project is Anne Leighton's Poetry Book, THE LEIGHTON EXPLOSION which will be released on October 15th.

 

Guest, Anne Leighton

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Anne Leighton
Anne Leighton President of Leighton Media and Author
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Publicist,Author,Playwrite,Speaker,Journalist
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Anne Leighton's Poetry Book, THE LEIGHTON EXPLOSION

Officially Released!  

Our second segment of the show today welcomes another special guest … Anne Leighton who is president of Anne Leighton Media * Music Services * Motivations a multi-faceted company that helps artists who need development, marketing and/or promotional services in their careers. Some of her clients include … Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull/Martin Barre, Blackmore’s Night, Grand Funk Railroad, Gentle Giant, Orleans, KKB (with Bruce Kulick), Shun NG & Magic Dick, The Strawbs, The Family Stone, and Jann Klose to name just a few.

 Anne’s worked in radio at WZIR-Buffalo, WRNW-Briarcliff Manor, WFUV-Bronx, WBUZ-Fredonia, and was an editor at HIT PARADER magazine, plus freelanced for a number of magazines including FELINE WELLNESS, CATFANCY, MUSCLEMAG INTERNATIONAL, INSIDE KARATE/KUNG FU, GOLDMINE, and CREEM. Anne’s play’s include REACH FOR THE SUN, which was performed by Poets Repertory Theater of Long Island, ONE WAY TO HEAVEN performed by the San Antonio Living Church, and THE PASSION OF MARY which was read at the Kingsbridge Library Center in her hometown of the Bronx.

Her latest project is Anne Leighton's Poetry Book, THE LEIGHTON EXPLOSION which will be released on October 15th.

I’ve worked with Anne for several years now and she’s one of the best in the business.

It’s my pleasure to welcome Anne Leighton to The Ray Shasho Show!

Anne Leighton's Poetry Book THE LEIGHTON EXPLOSION

Guest, Martin Barre

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Martin Barre
Martin Barre has been the guitarist for rock band Jethro Tull since 1969. He has appeared on every Jethro Tull album except their debut This Was (1968).  Barre has stated in interviews that guitarist Leslie West from American rock band Mountain was a direct influence on his playing. He has also acted as a flautist both on-stage for Tull, and in his own solo work
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Musician,Songwriter
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For the past four years Martin has toured the world with his own band to play the "classic" music from the Jethro Tull catalogue, but also many new tracks written by Martin including his new 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 for CREST OF A KNAVE in 1988, 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.

Redoubtable drummer George Lindsay, alongside super songwriter and bass player Alan Thomson form the core of Martin’s accomplished band, with vocals performed by the talented and distinctive Dan Crisp. All members are committed to giving the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years with a few surprises along the way.

https://twitter.com/tullguitarist

VIDEO “Song For Jeffrey” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxVU8otXJyw

BACK TO STEEL

TRACK LISTING

1) Back To Steel

2) I’m Getting Better

3) Bad Man

4) Skating Away (TULL)

5) Chasing Shadows

6) Hammer

7) You And I

8) Moment of Madness

9) Calafel

10) Eleanor Rigby (BEATLES)

11) Peace And Quiet

12) Sea of Vanity

13) Smoke Stack

14) Without Me

15) Slow Marching Band (TULL)

For the past four years Martin Barre has toured the world with his own band to play the "classic" music from the Jethro Tull catalogue, but also many new tracks written by Martin including his new album, BACK TO STEEL.

Interviewing The Legends

Interviewing The Legends with Ray Shasho
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Ray Shasho

Interviewing The Legends is devoted to promoting authors and musicians worldwide. Ray spotlights exclusive interviews with both legendary and up and coming artists. Ray also features the movers and shakers of the music and publishing industries and suggests important methods for getting the most out of your public relations and marketing methods.

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https://www.publicityworksagency.com/ Publicity Works Agency

www.classicrockmusicwriter.com The Classic Rock Music Reporter

www.classicrockhereandnow.com Classic Rock Here and Now

www.musictriedandtrue.com Music Tried and True

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