Saturday, December 19, 2015

Phoebe Legere and Martin Barre Featured


Sunday, the Spaceland Ballroom has an evening of blues, folk and rock with a touch of Tull. The show features Martin Barre of Jethro Tull and Special Guest Phoebe Legere. 
Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years, and his sound and playing having been a major factor in their success. 
His guitar playing has earned him a high level of respect and recognition — he was voted 25th best solo ever in the U.S.A. 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.
Along with his work on numerous 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.
Joining Barre is Phoebe Legere, an award-winning songwriter. Legere is a favorite on the New England house concert scene, beloved for her ability to combine authentic Louisiana blues piano and accordion stylings with Delta blues guitar, often at the same time.
She is an award-winning composer and songwriter who fuses spirituality and witty social commentary in her songs. 
Her current hit, Cajun Moon, a bluesy French and English party song, broke out of Canadian college radio and is crossing over into the mainstream. 
Legere blends original, contemporary-themed alternative songs with fun, funky Cajun blues and Native American healing modalities. She was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in music in 2000.