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As the lead guitarist for Jethro Tull, Martin Barre has been joined at the hip to Ian Anderson since 1969, when he replaced Mick Abrahams in the group's lineup. His playing has provided much of the energy that allows the band to soar on record and in concert amid the beauty of Anderson's melodies and the complexity of his lyrics, and played no small part in helping the veteran band (some would say "dinosaur") win the…

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  • Martin is a crafty guitarist and a very engaging character. His guitar-based arrangements of JT songs are awesome onstage and I had real fun watching him live in Warsaw. He still seems to have lot of fun even when playing for not so big audience. I'd love to hear his own new material soon. Cheers!
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  • Got my picture with Martin in 1993. In his Bio they forgot to mention he has three solo discs. Trick Of Memory, The Meeting, and Stage Left. All are exceptional and I recommend them to any Tull fan.
  • The man's a genius, His albums are stripped back and real. You get the sense he is in full control and enjoying every minute of it. Jethro Tull really is more than great songs and a flute. His name is Martin Barre .
  • He can play with the best of them.
  • One of my favourite guitarists. So underrated.
  • Great guitarist

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