This Edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Musical Guest: MARTIN BARRE (formerly of Jethro Tull)
This show marked the return appearance of former JETHRO TULL guitarist MARTIN BARRE on “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges.” For over 43 years Martin was not only the lead guitarist of JETHRO TULL, but a frequent guest on albums by some of the music’s biggest starts — like Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, and Joe Bonamassa, among others.
During the course of his career, Martin has performed live gigs with such legends like Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin. In recent years, Martin has been touring the world with his own band, playing classic Jethro Tull tunes, mixed with original songs from the three albums released under his own name.
That said — THE MARTIN BARRE BAND perform on Friday, September 30th at REGGIE’S night club in Chicago, a show that is sure to feature a few songs from Martin’s latest solo album, “BACK TO STEEL,” so this radio program will likewise spotlight tracks from that album.
The line-up of THE MARTIN BARRE BAND is rounded out by drummer George Lindsay, bassist Alan Thomson vocalist Dan Crisp.