Photos and Review by Colleen Goyer
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Martin Barre, known for is work in Jethro Tull, was at The River Club in Scituate MA this week in support of the upcoming release, Roads Less Traveled. He was joined by Alan Thompson on bass, Dan Crisp on guitar/lead vocals and Darby Todd on drums. They performed a mix of new original music Lone Wolf and (This is) My Driving Song as well as classic Jethro Tull songs including Nothing is Easy, A Passion Play, A New Day Yesterday, and off course Aqualung, which was saved for the encore. Both guitarists as well as the bass player used PRS guitars. I have one myself so it was cool to see a band playing them and getting to hear what they can sound like with a little more skill than I have. Barre’s solos were incredible and showed he has not lost his talent over the years. The venue was packed and the attendees were very familiar with the music of Barre and Jethro Tull. They recognized each song with the initial drum lick or guitar riff responding with appreciation.
Barre also announced that in 2019 there will be a tour celebrating 50 years of Jethro Tull called Stand Up America. It will be composed of The Martin Barre Band as performed this night along with special guests Jonathan Noyce, Clive Bunker and others. The tour will be accompanied by the release of “50 years of Tull” album to be released worldwide.