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  posted on 8/25/2019 at 11:37 PM
Martin Barre is touring Australia in November and is playing a small ( 200 -300 seat ) theatre in my area. I quickly jumped in before word got around and scored centre seats 4th row. I have only seen him once before in 1971 with Jethro Tull on the Thick as a Brick tour. The whole band was amazing but I particularly remember Marin Barre being great on guitar. I seem to recall some very favourable reviews for his recent shows on this site but cannot find them now (?) Maybe I am not using the search function correctly. Any love for Martin Barre out there ?
 
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  posted on 8/25/2019 at 11:50 PM
Huge fan of all that is Tull - would love to catch Martin Barre. Ive seen some rave reviews on here not too long ago. I ran into Barre once 1988 on the sidewalk in Portland, quiet nobody else he was just heading into the side door, easy to spot in his zebra stripe suit. Short hello, a few words, very personable fellow. Wonderful show, Dave Pegg of Fairport in the band, also Maddy Prior was there singing and playing violin.

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  posted on 8/26/2019 at 12:30 AM
Brer Rabbit ; what an amazing experience running in to one of your heroes like that ! ( I wondered how you would recognize him on the street as from photos he seems quite an unassuming fellow - the stage clothes were a giveaway. )
Yes those recent posts you saw too on this site are what i'm talking about.
By contrast Ian Anderson toured here recently ( playing the Sydney Opera House no less ) and got luke warm reviews. Apparently his voice is not so good anymore and he was not doing many Tull songs .

 

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  posted on 8/26/2019 at 02:03 AM
I saw Martin Barre and Ian Anderson both within a year a few years ago and i enjoyed the Martin Barre concert much, much more. You will be enjoying that concert in november a lot! I'm sure about that. He plays a very good mix of old Tull songs, his own music and some tasty covers (Gov't Mule!).

 

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  posted on 8/26/2019 at 07:21 AM
Saw him at a small club about 2 years ago and he was wonderful. The singer sounded a bit like Ian Anderson and his current music was Tull like. He did about 4/5 Tull songs. In addition to the music his stories and banter was great. Should be a terrific time.
 

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  posted on 8/26/2019 at 09:53 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzVpD8GnbcY

 

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  posted on 8/28/2019 at 10:14 AM
I am a HUGE Martin Barre fan. Unfortunately, I have not had the chance to see him live yet. He seems to your pretty extensively though. Stand Up and Benefit from Tull he is just a beast. Great tone.

Martin Barre interview
Part 1
https://youtube.com/watch?v=deQUGaTlDhE

Part 2
https://youtube.com/watch?v=4QdoN_otOw4purpose

Part 3
https://youtube.com/watch?v=3extl7dHLL4

The Martin Barre Band - Song for Jeffrey ( Middle Farm Studio Session)

https://youtube.com/watch?v=fxVU8otXJyw

The Martin Barre Band - Rock Me Baby (Middle Farm Studios Session)
https://youtube.com/watch?v=0yvukYbizhE

The Martin Barre Band - Fat Man (Middle Farm Studios Session)Martin
https://youtube.com/watch?v=CBWWkqxGMEQ

The Martin Barre Band - Watch Your Step (Middle Farm Studios Session)
https://youtube.com/watch?v=O-YevAn35pw




Martin Barre Live at Factory Underground - "Cant Find My Way Home
https://youtube.com/watch?v=pUsbhGjJ-oA


Martin Barre - Hunting Girl (live at the Blues Garage) 29.04.2018

https://youtube.com/watch?v=OVT54ulm-hY

Thorazine Shuffle
https://youtube.com/watch?v=UGzX2-bvLFA


Martin Barre Band - "Locomotive Breath" 3.31.17 at Daryl's House Club

https://youtube.com/watch?v=hbFq3WH-PJU


Martin Barre Band Jethro Tull’s ‘Nothing Is Easy’ Live at Daryl’s Place NY 10-13-18
https://youtube.com/watch?v=AfEkNDYxs0Q

Martin Barre Band + Dee Palmer & Clive Bunker @ Tullianos 2019 (Full Concert)
https://youtube.com/watch?v=NWCNfAMbXMw

set list:
A Song For Jeffrey
My Sunday Feeling
Back To The Family
For A Thousand Mothers
Nothing Is Easy
Cry You A Song
Teacher
Cross-eyed Mary
Hymn 43
Aqualung
Warchild
Bungle In The Jungle
Heavy Horses
Song From The Wood
Hunting Girl
Steel Monkey
Jump Start
A New Day Yesterday
Locomotive Breath

 

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  posted on 8/29/2019 at 07:19 AM
thanks so much for your input everybody. esp. jszfunk for the live clips.

It is billed as the "50 Years of Jethro Tull " tour so I am expecting all Tull songs. I have seen shows at this theatre before and it is very intimate and comfortable.
Am hoping to get some albums signed after the show.

 

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  posted on 8/31/2019 at 11:58 AM
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Martin Barre is touring Australia in November and is playing a small ( 200 -300 seat ) theatre in my area. I quickly jumped in before word got around and scored centre seats 4th row. I have only seen him once before in 1971 with Jethro Tull on the Thick as a Brick tour. The whole band was amazing but I particularly remember Marin Barre being great on guitar. I seem to recall some very favourable reviews for his recent shows on this site but cannot find them now (?) Maybe I am not using the search function correctly. Any love for Martin Barre out there ?


Hello VW, i too had trouble w/ the search digging up my 16 March 2017 post re: Martin Barre in ATL. (Use the search in the line just above the one for Board Index > General Chat > Anything Goes, instead of the one higher up the page.)

You will really enjoy, good on ya for grabbing tix. Jealous you saw TAAB in 71!!! Dude!!!!!!! He came again to US this year, but not back to Atlanta. Would go again in a heartbeat. Would not pay to see Ian these days, and skipped it a while back.

http://www.allmanbrothers.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&fi le=viewthread&tid=143748#pid

Martin Barre plays his Guitar at Smith's Olde Bar!
Blues, Rock, & Tull - An Evening with Martin Barre

HOLY COW!!! What a frickin' show last night!!

Martin Barre Band put on a clinic last night at Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta. 2 sets, 25min break, played from 8:25p - 11:05p.

Tons of Tull classics and deeps cuts, coupla blues numbers, Beatles. some mando, and slide.
the place was 2/3rds full, 175 people, and we stood right up front. Watching him from so close was absolutely incredible. band was tight; 2nd guit also sang, sounding the part.

If you have ever enjoyed Tull, this is a fantastic chance to see a TULL ROCK SHOW.
(it was nice not having the flute!!!!!)

http://www.martinbarre.com/index.cfm/events

will be in Chattanooga, Nashville, Virginia in coming weeks.

setlist at Smith's was similar to below. i added a coupla notes

Set 1:
Hammer
To Cry You a Song (Jethro Tull song)
Minstrel in the Gallery (Jethro Tull song)
Steal Your Heart Away (Bobby Parker cover)
Back to Steel
Eleanor Rigby (Beatles cover) - completely Tullified version
Tomorrow Never Knows (Beatles) !!!!!! The SOUND on this was AMAZING & to see this tune done from 10' away blasting in your face was EPIC.
Love Story (Jethro Tull song) going WAY Back
Nothing to Say (Jethro Tull song)
Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day (Jethro Tull song)
Thick as a Brick - "Gonna play a short little number, but only the guitar parts..." BAD ASS as well
(Jethro Tull song)

Set 2:
Blackest Eyes (Porcupine Tree cover) - great choice to kick off second set
Cross Road Blues (Robert Johnson cover) Martin on mando, bass player on slide guit, 2nd guit on bass
A Jig / Hymn 43 (Jethro Tull song)
Bad Man
A Song for Jeffrey (Jethro Tull song)
Teacher (Jethro Tull song)
Sweet Dream (Jethro Tull song)
Fat Man (Jethro Tull song)
A New Day Yesterday (Jethro Tull song)

Encore:
Locomotive Breath (Jethro Tull song) perfect ending.


 

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  posted on 9/3/2019 at 05:52 AM
thanks DownSouth , now I am more hyped than ever !
You know I would really hope for a meet and greet with MB at this venue. It is customary that after the show the artist signs stuff at the merch stand. ( tho I'm talking Australian acts, not necessarily internationals. )
In the publicity it says that MB is offering one of those "pay extra and have a backstage meeting " packages. ( which I cannot afford ) When i picked up the tickets from this local venue the box office person said "oh no, that is only for his big city shows - we dont do anything like that here . " She advised that I contact the box office nearer to showtime and she would know then if he was doing an after show signing.
I got to meet Paul Jones from Manfred Mann in 2008 by getting a message to him that I'd seen him supporting the Who here in 1968 at a long demolished boxing stadium . I proved it by stating that in his set he had done a cover of robert parker's hit "Bare footin " while shoeless. He sent a message to come backstage and the password would be "Barefootin " .

 

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  posted on 9/3/2019 at 01:04 PM
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thanks DownSouth , now I am more hyped than ever !
You know I would really hope for a meet and greet with MB at this venue. It is customary that after the show the artist signs stuff at the merch stand. ( tho I'm talking Australian acts, not necessarily internationals. )
In the publicity it says that MB is offering one of those "pay extra and have a backstage meeting " packages. ( which I cannot afford ) When i picked up the tickets from this local venue the box office person said "oh no, that is only for his big city shows - we dont do anything like that here . " She advised that I contact the box office nearer to showtime and she would know then if he was doing an after show signing.


hello, if i recall, after the show, he came back out on the stage and spoke with people, not sure if he signed anything. you really might try to contact him tho, esp since you saw them way back when. He's quite the down to earth fella it seems, so why not try your luck letting him know you were Thick As A Brick in 71. ;- )

 

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  posted on 9/4/2019 at 05:15 AM
thanks ds,
if he comes out on the stage and I can just say to him that I saw him in 71 that would be great and enough for me. I suspect these days that artists might think that people get things signed just for ebay. ( not me . )
I can prove that I saw them then because I can remember a lot of theatrical tricks from their stage act .
While the audience were getting seated and the houselights were still up there were a bunch of roadies in coveralls on stage tuning instruments and saying " One Two " into mikes. Suddenly they ripped off the coveralls and tore into the first song. It was Tull.
Halfway through the show- mid number a phone on stage rang really loudly and the band stopped playing. Then a guy in a full frogman's suit with fins walked on stage and answered it.

 

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  posted on 1/10/2020 at 02:58 PM
how was the show? I know there might be more pressing things going on down under, but i'd been poking around on Martin's site seeing if there were any dates for Atlanta. Perhaps late March or mid-April after the cruise ship gigs!?!

I did let my mate in Brazil know he was coming to Sao Paolo.

Best to the folks down under.

 

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  posted on 1/11/2020 at 08:27 PM
downsouth ,
I'm so sorry for the late reply . I hadn't checked in for a while ( obviously ! ) and only saw your post now.
The show was great. Great young musos sympathetically backing him and he is a fit , healthy athletic even 70 year old who tears up the stage. Great guitar playing and fantastic communication with the audience. Funny anectdotes between songs and even friendly banter with the audience. Signed stuff in the foyer and spoke at length to each person. The English lady in front of me saw him in Tull in Leeds in 69 and he says he remembered taat gig !
I got my stand up copy of Stand up LP signed and told him I saw him in 72 in Sydney.
I dont know how to post links but google ' sydney morning herald Martin barre review by John Shand and review of that show I saw in Nov. will come up. Hope its not too late for Sao pAULO.

 

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I'm so sorry for the late reply . I hadn't checked in for a while ( obviously ! ) and only saw your post now.
The show was great. Great young musos sympathetically backing him and he is a fit , healthy athletic even 70 year old who tears up the stage. Great guitar playing and fantastic communication with the audience. Funny anectdotes between songs and even friendly banter with the audience. Signed stuff in the foyer and spoke at length to each person. The English lady in front of me saw him in Tull in Leeds in 69 and he says he remembered taat gig !
I got my stand up copy of Stand up LP signed and told him I saw him in 72 in Sydney.
I dont know how to post links but google ' sydney morning herald Martin barre review by John Shand and review of that show I saw in Nov. will come up. Hope its not too late for Sao pAULO.


I think this might be it...

https://www.smh.com.au/culture/music/old-songs-bright-new-lick-of-paint-201 91124-p53dhp.html

Old songs, bright new lick of paint
MARTIN BARRE BAND &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;&#9733;

Blue Mountains Theatre, November 22

What a sound. Just as a child draws a generic house with a door, two windows and a chimney, this is the generic sound conjured by the words Electric Guitar: raw, visceral and neon-bright. When a Martin Barre solo erupts from a song, it's as though a purple Lamborghini's throttle has been floored just as the sun has been switched on.


Somehow, Barre wasn't deified like Jeff Beck or Jimmy Page, despite his sound, his solos and his magical touch. Perhaps this was down to context, with Jethro's Tull's eccentric music skipping between blues, jazz, progressive rock, English folk, heavy metal and fusion. Perhaps it was the records' focus on Ian Anderson's songs and the concert spotlight on the singer's cavorting. Perhaps it was just that Barre's solos were usually short. Nonetheless the band's sonic brand was as much defined by Barre's guitar as Anderson's songs and flute.

Now, after an acrimonious split, here was Martin Barre Celebrates 50 Years of Jethro Tull. Ah, you think: a trip, but now of the nostalgia variety. Not exactly, because playing these songs without Anderson has many ramifications – including no flute. And you don't miss it. You gain more guitar, and Barre was always an infinitely finer guitarist than Anderson was a flautist. Secondly, Anderson's voice, never especially robust, suffered problems that compromised it to the point of being a whisper of its former self. Barre's band features the comparatively subdued singer/electric guitarist Dan Crisp, whose singing has similar timbre, but greater strength, allowing the band to revisit many long-neglected songs.

I've witnessed most versions of Tull across the decades, and this outfit, with its twin electric guitars, bassist Alan Thompson (of John Martyn fame) and Darby Todd's virtuoso drumming, not only packed a mighty punch (wrapped in precision), it made the mix of classics and curiosities sound fresh. They also upheld the proud Tull tradition, rare in rock, of lacing the performance with self-deprecating fun. The ultimate joy, however, lay in Barre's playing. Much emulated, himself, he never sounded like another soul.

 

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  posted on 1/12/2020 at 04:00 PM
Here is another write up from John Shand

https://www.johnshand.com.au/martin-barre-trying-to-out-tull-jethro-tull/

One phone-call was all it took for Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre to have the thick-as-a-brick-pile rug pulled out from underneath him. That was in 2012 when Ian Anderson, the band’s singer, songwriter and flautist, rang and told Barre he was breaking up one of the world’s most famous rock groups. No consultation – after 43 years together. They’ve never spoken since, and Anderson currently tours as “Ian Anderson and the Jethro Tull Band”.

A stunned Barre picked himself up, dusted himself off, began writing songs, assembling a band, finding an agent and securing a record deal. “I had to do the whole thing like any band starting out would have to do,” he recounts on the telephone. “Jethro Tull might get your foot in the door, but that’s all, because essentially it’s down to what you do and how well you do it. You really have to prove yourself from the ground upwards, again. It was a challenge. But I like being in control of the arrangements and the musical side, because I think I’ve learned so much from the Tull years.”

Anderson’s decision ended one of rock’s longest continuous collaborations, and Barre says a part of him will always be sad about that. “But the other part of me is very happy that I have a great band,” he goes on, “and I truly believe we play that music better than any Jethro Tull band or any other band I’ve ever heard. So I’m really proud of the guys I work with, and it inspires me to do better.”

Unlike Tull, Barre’s band has a second electric guitar (played by singer Dan Crisp), and so the huge Tull back-catalogue is partly replicated and partly reinvented. They have over four hours’ worth of material up their sleeve, including revisiting songs long ignored. “That was a huge area,” Barre explains, “because Ian’s voice, very unfortunately, was getting problems, and a lot of the early material Ian’s been unable to sing for quite a long time.”

From 1969, when Barre joined Tull, the band’s music evolved through blues-rock, progressive rock, English folk, hard rock and jazz fusion, and Barre consummately played it all, in the process influencing guitarists including Mark Knopfler, Joe Satriani, Joe Bonamassa and Steve Vai. “I can’t play jazz and I can’t play classical music,” he says of his limitations. “In fact probably I can’t play folk! I mean if you really look at the great bluegrass and Irish and Scottish folk musicians, they’re just in a different league. But I like to feel that they influence the way I listen to music and the way I play. So, yeah, I embrace everything. I think it would be a big mistake to turn my back on anything, musically.”

Across these many blurry idioms, Barre has boasted one rock’s most distinctive guitar sounds, seemingly regardless of the equipment he uses – something most musicians dream of, but which he finds mildly frustrating. “I’d like to have a bit breadth to what I do,” he says self-deprecatingly, adding that his main priority is simply to play better. “Whatever I do I try to make it cleaner, tighter, more musical. It’s an infinite job. I’ll never be as good as I want to be, so I can never sort of sit back and be satisfied with what I do. I think in many ways all music’s like that. It has its imperfections, and that’s what inspires people to do better… The minute you think you’ve really nailed it would be a very sad occasion, because in my mind the best show I’ve ever done is yet to come.”

 

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  posted on 1/12/2020 at 06:34 PM
Saw them when Bungle in the Jungle was on the radio. Enjoyed the show. Apparently Ian Anderson shelved Jethro Tull because he wasn't interested in working with Martin any longer. Call Martin on the phone and told him Tull was over and good luck and they never spoke again. Then Anderson put Tull back together in 2017 but Martin was not contacted. I think its billed as Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull.

Wonder what is the problem?

 

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  posted on 1/13/2020 at 07:55 AM
Some Martin Barre release/re release info

Back To Steel
https://www.amazon.com/Back-Steel-Martin-Barre/dp/B07ZWB2Q3D/ref=sr_1_22?qi d=1578914863&s=music&sr=1-22


Live In Nyc
https://www.amazon.com/Live-Nyc-MARTIN-BARRE/dp/B07YTD2PXQ/ref=sr_1_1?keywo rds=martin+barree+nyc&qid=1578920035&s=music&sr=1-1-spell

The Meeting
https://www.amazon.com/Meeting-Martin-Barre/dp/B07XQRHW6X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=C 9WNV5EH8E6V&keywords=martin+barre+the+meeting&qid=1578920107&s= music&sprefix=martin+barree+the+meeting%2Cpopular%2C154&sr=1-1

 

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  posted on 1/17/2020 at 09:28 PM
thanks for the review. glad you had a great time!!
Will be getting round 2 of Martin Barre Plays His Guitar at Smith's Olde Bar as i hoped, Mon April 13!! My budds and i looking forward again to it!!



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