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Jethro Tull guitarist performs in Sellersville


Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre brings his band to the Sellersville Theater Oct. 5, as part of a tour in support of his new album.

“Roads Less Traveled” is set for release Oct. 12, on Cleopatra Records.

The band’s original music harkens back to the earthy blues-rock of Tull’s earliest days, and his current live set list mixes in early Tull classics with original tunes in a heavy blues-rock vein and some “choice” covers.

In addition to Barre on lead guitar, the band includes Dan Crisp on vocals, acoustic and bouzouki and Alan Thomson on bass.

Visit the Bucks County Herald on Facebook, or email Tess McLaughlin at to enter for a chance to win two tickets to the 8 p.m. concert and a 5 p.m. meet and greet with Barre.

Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years. His debut with Jethro Tull was on the band’s classic second album, “Stand Up.” Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history.

Barre’s guitar playing has earned him a high level of respect and recognition; he was voted 25th best solo ever in the U.S. and 20th best solo ever in the U.K. for his playing on “Aqualung.” His playing on the album “Crest of a Knave” earned him a Grammy award in 1988.

In addition to numerous Jethro Tull albums, Barre has worked with many other artists, including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Jo Bonamassa and Chris Thompson, and has shared a stage with such legends as Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

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