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Songwriter’s Night at 120 Diner March 25

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Hope to see you at 120 Diner on March 25 for Songwriters Night. The music starts at 7PM and I will be doing a set at 8PM, followed by their open stage featuring Ori Dagan and Henry Lees. Also appearing is Taylor Abrahamse and Ingrid MacDonald. Spread the word! See you at the 120! The last Wednesday of the month is the […]

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Winterfolk Preview Show Nov 1 at Freetimes Cafe

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Hope to see you at the Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival preview show tomorrow night (Nov 1) at Free Times Cafe, featuring artists Clela Lee Errington, Meg Tennant, Isaak Bonk, Glen Hornblast, Tony Quarrington, Zoey Adams, MrRick MusicAmericana, Heather Lynne Luckhart, Brian Gladstone. All funds collected will be donated to the Winterfolk festival!  

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Open Mic Helps Artists Find Their Footing

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Reprinted from CJN, Written by Ruth Schweitzer – At Dr. B’s, mature musicians mentor emerging artists, just as Gladstone was coached by Norm Hacking, a champion of local folk and roots artists who hosted Norm’s Living Room, a similar event that ran until 2002. Gladstone taught himself how to play guitar in the evenings while his […]

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Be In My Next Video Oct 5

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BE IN MY NEXT VIDEO ! – You are invited to be in my next video. We are shooting it at Riverdale Farm Toronto on Saturday Oct 5th. Its for my song ‘Behind the Maple Leaf Slaughterhouse Doors’, which was written to encourage kindness to animals and avoid cruelty. I want this video to be the next […]

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Songs From Heaven – Barlo Palooza 7

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Lots of Talent, Lots of Fun, Lots of Food, and lots of Great Music. Be there!

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WOODSTOCK HOUR ON JAZZ FM THIS SATURDAY AUG 17

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WOODSTOCK HOUR ON JAZZ FM THIS SATURDAY! I stayed away from the brown acid, so I remember it all! As an attendee of the original Woodstock Festival, 50 years ago, I’m happy to be included in two separate Woodstock events this weekend. Be sure to tune into Bluz Fm on JAZZ.FM91 tomorrow, August 17th. The show runs […]

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Looking Back at Woodstock, 50 Years Later

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By Ruth Schweitzer – Printed in CJN June 10, 2019 – Nearly 50 years ago more than 400,000 young people gathered at Max Yasgur’s farm in White Lake, N.Y., for the Woodstock music festival. Woodstock – from Aug. 15 to 18, 1969 – was the monumental event of the 1960s hippie movement, Toronto musician Brian Gladstone, who attended […]

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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you from Paul Cross

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Thank you, thank you, thank you! To everyone who performed, participated, supported, attended, laughed, cried, danced, crewed, rehearsed, and otherwise contributed to The Songs of Pete Otis on Sunday…thank you! I think that was a really fitting tribute to our dear friend. What a remarkable video by Pete’s son Paul Panayotou. Thank you Theresa Panayotou and […]

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Celebrating Pete Otis

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Location – Jasper Dandy at 725 Queen Street just east of Broadview I’m thrilled to be playing this Sunday to celebrate the life of my late great friend, Pete Otis. See you there! Just five days until The Songs of Pete Otis! If you knew or knew of Pete, please come and pay tribute with us. […]

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B’Arlo Palooza 6 at the Swan

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A great B’Arlopalooza 6 in the 6ix! Shout out to all the fans who came and watched, the Black Swan staff who served us, Jen Arima and Kevin Gould who look after the sound and all the musicians who performed and made the day a fun and entertaining musical ride through the Folk music that inspired a […]

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Tin Pan North May 23

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The Tin Pan North Festival is happening at the Free Times Cafe and other venues next Thursday-Friday, May 23-24th – there are two sets a night and I’m delighted to be in great company (SEE POSTER BELOW FOR DETAILS). The Format is a Songwriters’ Round Nashville – style. On the Thursday night, Chris Burkett and […]

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‘Be In My Video’ Show

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The ‘Be in My Video’ Show – We are shooting several videos on May 18 at Free Times Cafe and you are invited to be there. Everyone who attends will be included in the video. We need you to come out and dress loud, yell scream and and have fun, and help us shoot some […]

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Celebrating the Life of Pete Otis

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I’m humbled and honoured to be playing some tunes to remember one of my best friends on the planet, the late Pete Otis. There is a memorial concert hosted by Mike Mckenna & the Slidewinder Blues Band March 24, 2019 at Black Swan Tavern starting at 4:00 till around 8:00. Hope to see you there. I know […]

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Brian Gladstone Band does the 120 Diner

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Join Brian Gladstone and the full band including Tony Quarrington, Bev Kreller, and Bonnie Gladstone for an evening of original music at the 120 Diner. This is the first time we have played the 120 Diner, so we are hoping all of our fans will come out to support the band. After our show, the […]

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Brian’s Band Does Winterfolk

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The full band does Winterfolk XVII  with band members Lynda Kraar, Bonnie Gladstone, Beverly Kreller, Brian Gladstone and Tony Quarrington at Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival. More details are on the website www.winterfolk.com

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Jan 5th – Glen Hornblast’s Birthday Fundraiser

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Hey there Folks: I’m having a Birthday Bash Benefit Concert for the WYCHWOOD OPEN DOOR on Saturday Jan. 5th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the TRANZAC TIKI ROOM – it’s just a little get-together with my friends and tying it in to a good cause, namely helping my local Soup Kitchen which is sort […]

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Gladstone Playing Freetimes Cafe 38th Anniversary

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Free Times Cafe is celebrating 38 Years of live entertainment and authentic Jewish, Middle Eastern and Canadian cuisine and we want YOU to be a part of our special night! Click for More Info Friday, December 15, 2018 Free Times Cafe 320 College Street, Toronto M5T 1S3 7:30 PM to 2:00 AM We will be […]

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Brian’s Annual Birthday Bash Dec 8

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  Hope to see all my friends at Brian Gladstone’s Birthday Bash & Winterfolk Preview! on Dec 8th at Black Swan Tavern . It’s also a preview for Winterfolk XVI Blues & Roots Festival. No gifts please, but we are accepting donations to support Toronto’s Winterfolk XVI Blues & Roots Festival. Be there!

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For King and Country Hughs’s Room Live Nov 11 2018

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On Nov 11 Remembrance Day 2019, please join me and lots of other wonderful artists as we present Tony Quarrington‘s production of ‘For King and Country’. Its at Hugh’s Room Live. The songs were written by Quarrington as well as the other artists. I co wrote my tune ‘Prairie Boy With Wings’ with Tony, telling the story […]

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