Martin Barre was the guitarist for Jethro Tull for 43 years. He joined the band following their debut album “This Was” after founding member (guitarist) Mick Abrahams, who favored more blues-oriented music, departed over increased disagreements about the young band’s musical direction. The next album, “Stand Up” garnered a lot of attention not only with critics but fans really took notice. Barre’s increased confidence and style helped to increase the band’s popularity.
By the time “Benefit” was released in 1970, the band was poised for worldwide success which exploded when “Aqualung” came out in 1971. Barre’s guitar sound and his ability to create melodies were a major contribution to that album and the band’s success and though the band had changed members many times over the years, he and Ian Anderson were the only constants among musicians in the band.
If you go
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
Tickets: $35 in advance/$40 to $55 at the door.
Where: Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn, NY. Details here