Martin Barre, Jethro Tull’s guitarist for over 43 years, was a major factor in the band’s success through his sound and style. With album sales exceeding 60 million units 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. His solos were voted 25th best solo ever in the USA and 20th best solo ever in the UK for his playing on Aqualung. His guitar work on the album “Crest of a Knave” earned him a Grammy award in 1989. Along with numerous Jethro Tull albums, Martin has worked with many other artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and he has shared the stage with such legends as Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin.