Photos By Arnie Goodman
A mainstay in the Jethro Tull band from their second album in 1969 through 2014 when the band broke up, Martin was the man that played all the those great guitar licks on all those classic Jethro Tull songs: “Locomotive Breath,” “Aqualung,” “Minstrel In The Gallery,” “Fat Man,” “Thick As A Brick,” “Crossed Eyed Mary,” Stand Up” and so many more. This evening at Rockwood Music Hall marked the first time Barre appeared live on his own in New York City, and you could tell that the crowd was thrilled, decked out in classic Jethro Tull t-shirts. Martin got a standing ovation as he walked up on stage, and the audience chanted his name after almost every song. Barre’s band was a four piece, with Dan Crisp on vocals and guitar, George Lindsay on Drums and Alan Thompson on bass. Man, they delivered the music. Martin presented the classic Jethro Tull songs with tremendous energy, and didn’t disappoint even one fan. Bottom line? Martin Barre is must see.
– Arnie Goodman