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 https://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.
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