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Pholkie and Phingerpicker Extraordinaire from Canada

Pholkie and Phingerpicker Extraordinaire from Canada

Jul 6, 2004

 Reprinted from Folkwax Magazine – March 2004 – Toronto singer/guitarist Brian Gladstone is a fingerpicking guitar master, a colourful storyteller and an intuitive performer. His debut CD, Back To The Dirt, is an all-acoustic offering on which he plays all the instruments. Wolf Hassel, formerly of multi-platinum Canadian Pop act Frozen Ghost,...

Rambles Reviews Alive & Picking

Rambles Reviews Alive & Picking

Jul 3, 2004

        Alive & Picking opens at a run, with Brian Gladstone and Tony Quarrington detailing the desperado life of an "Asphalt Cowboy." Fast picking and playful cameos by a cheerful female vocalist detail the exploits of a would-be wild man trying to break into the country music business. It's funny, earnest, very well...

Testimonials

Testimonials

Jul 1, 2004

Quotable Quotes   Brian Gladstone's fingerpicking makes his guitar ring out beautifully, and his comical lyrics bring smiles to one's lips —  Toronto Sun Actually, this CD takes its place right beside one of my old favourites, John Prine. Specifically the guitar work kind of reminds me of John Prine’s effortless fingerpicking...

March 1 at the Swan

March 1 at the Swan

Mar 2, 2004

Another great afternoon of music at the Swan – Saturday Sessions … We had quite a few artists drop in to play, including Shawn Sean Peever , Steve Sher, Bella Ray , Jim Amar , Peter Matheson, Harpin Norm Lucien, Axe, Andy Griffiths , Paul Cross, David McLachlan, Bela Ray, William Isen , and more. We did a lot of playing and jamming and a great time...

Feb 28, 2014 See Ya At The Swan!

Feb 28, 2014 See Ya At The Swan!

Mar 1, 2004

How spoiled we have become – it’s going up to 0 degrees C on Saturday – we are all excited that thing are finally warming up. Well they are.

Folk’s Changing Face – Toronto Globe & Mail by Li Robbins

Folk’s Changing Face – Toronto Globe & Mail by Li Robbins

Jan 31, 2004

What in the world does the word folk mean in 2004, LI ROBBINS asks. The answer, my friend, is blowing in the prevailing winds of change.   Includes Interview with Brian Gladstone.  By LI ROBBINS – Saturday, January 31, 2004 –   Other peoples’ parents had cocktail parties. Mine had hootenannies, during which the invocation...

Culture Raven writes about ‘Alive & Pickin’

Culture Raven writes about ‘Alive & Pickin’

Jul 4, 2003

Pleasant enough finger-picked acoustic guitar. Odd home brewed CD. Liner notes go on and on about the magnetic devices he designs for his brother’s company. Sample title: “I like me.” Does that mean I have to? I do remember this song however, so the CD passes the distraction test. Lunch passes by pleasantly. I chuckle at a song about our ex-mayor Mel Lastman ....

Psychedelic Pholk Psongs Reviewed by Blues On Stage

Psychedelic Pholk Psongs Reviewed by Blues On Stage

Jun 3, 2003

June 3, 2003 by Joe Curtis Brian Gladstone has released a 'phine', new folk/blues CD entitled Psychedelic Pholk Psongs. The very quirkiness of the title suggests something weird and different. This CD isn't the average rehash, culled from other previous well-known folk balladeers. All the songs on this CD, are Gladstone originals — that...

Gladstone will go Back To The Dirt for Earthday Tues. April 23 at Tranzac

Gladstone will go Back To The Dirt for Earthday Tues. April 23 at Tranzac

Apr 23, 2003

For the third year in a row, Folk artist Brian Gladstone is organizing a "Back To The Dirt for Earthday" concert, to be held at Tranzac Club this coming Tuesday, April 23. And once again Gladstone, whose own Back To The Dirt and Psychedelic Pholk Psongs albums have received rave international reviews, has put together a lineup of some of Canada's...

Gladstone Gets 5 Stars from ICMA

International Country Music Association News Letter, January 18, 2002 – by Colonel Bobbie Patterson, President, ICMA – Canada, Brian Gladstone, "Psychedelic Pholk Psongs" 19 sides, Bluegrassy, and groovy at the same time, it's so cool you need gloves to handle it. 5 Stars  

Joe Vincent’s top 101 for 2001 Includes Brian Gladstone’s Psychedelic Pholk Psongs at # 2 !

Joe Vincent’s top 101 for 2001 Includes Brian Gladstone’s Psychedelic Pholk Psongs at # 2 !

Jan 7, 2003

Joe Vincent's top 101 for 2001 Includes Brian Gladstone's Psychedelic PholkPsongs at # 2 !  – From Jolly Roger Pirate Radio Joe Vincent is the founder of the JRRI radio network – pirate radio broadcast into 7 continents via short wave radio at 6235 Khz.  JOLLY ROGER RADIO. What a strange name for a pirate radio station! Please note...

The Brian Gladstone Interview in Outer Shell

The Brian Gladstone Interview in Outer Shell

Dec 7, 2002

    THE BRIAN GLADSTONE INTERVIEW – by Roy Harper June 2002    Brian Gladstone hails from Canada and his current CD is titled 'Back To The Dirt'. RH – Your music is 'folk-rock’. What drew you to that genre of music? BG – I was fortunate to be musically aware during the folk revival in the...

‘Country Inverviews Online’ Interviews Brian Gladstone

‘Country Inverviews Online’ Interviews Brian Gladstone

Dec 4, 2002

 Interview with Brian Gladstone – By: Kenita Vanderslice Reprinted from Country Interviews Online, December 2002. Talking to Brian was an exciting adventure discussing music before it included much electronic music. His music is very "back to the dirt" real country folk music. The music of today is real. The songs discuss real problems and...

Psychedelic Fanzine Interviews Brian Gladstone

Psychedelic Fanzine Interviews Brian Gladstone

Sep 7, 2002

Double Issue # 11 / 12 – September 2002. – Forward by Hedegus Mark, Editor, Psychedelic Fanzine Toronto singer-guitarist Brian Gladstone is an inspired finger-picking guitar player, a colourful performer and a passionate songwriter. A true original who forges his own path in the world of music, Gladstone’s first release (1999’s...

Basement Demo to Record Deal and Worldwide Airplay  – In Three Years 

Basement Demo to Record Deal and Worldwide Airplay  – In Three Years 

Sep 4, 2002

Cover Story, Folk Wax Magazine, Sept 2002 By L.H. McLachlan – Just three years ago, Brian Gladstone was an unknown folk artist who had just recorded his first album, Back to the Dirt. Like many indie artists, he had been working in a vacuum, recording his original songs in his home studio. At the time, he didn’t know any other musicians and had no...

Brian Gladstone Thrilled Outdoors

Brian Gladstone Thrilled Outdoors

Jul 11, 2002

Reprinted from To-Nite Magazine July 11, 2002 Brian Gladstone and his whole band of psychedelic pholkies entertained a really happy-to-be-there group of people outside Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. in downtown Toronto on Thurs. July 11, 2002 as part of the noontime Concert In The Park series from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.. All ages showed up for the...

Live Review – Peace, Love and Folk Songs at Mel Lastman Square, with Brian Gladstone and the Folksingers For Peace

Live Review – Peace, Love and Folk Songs at Mel Lastman Square, with Brian Gladstone and the Folksingers For Peace

Jun 28, 2002

Live Review Peace, Love and Folk Songs at Mel Lastman Square, with Brian Gladstone and the Folksingers For Peace Sat. June 28, 2003 by Gary 17 "Keeping the Blues Alive Award" Achievement for Blues on the Internet Presented by The Blues Foundation Live Review Peace, Love and Folk Songs at Mel Lastman Square, with Brian Gladstone and the Folksingers For...

Reprinted from German Country Music News

Reprinted from German Country Music News

May 7, 2002

By: Ch.Lamitschka Mitglied Beiträge: (Datum: 05/30/02 um 19:03:11) Psychedelic Pholk Psongs Goes To Second Pressing   Things are Looking good for Canadian Country Artist Brian Gladstone – Silverwolf Records Re-Releases Brian Gladstone's Second Album After Studio Makeover and Re-Master. Brian Gladstone is a finger-picking guitar master,...

Australia’s ‘The Folk Rag’ Writes Mini Review on ‘Psychedelic Pholk Psongs’

Australia’s ‘The Folk Rag’ Writes Mini Review on ‘Psychedelic Pholk Psongs’

Apr 4, 2002

An Independent monthly Folk newsletter which covers the Brisbane & surrounds, AUSTRALIA, April 2002  Editor & Production : June Nichols – Psychedelic Pholk Psongs – Brian Gladstone – with Tony Quarrington and Bonnie Gladstone. Mainly originals, in contemporary 60s style folk, with Paxton/McTell style guitar finger picking and...

Folksingers Concerned with Saving the Planet Gathering April 23 for Earthday

Folksingers Concerned with Saving the Planet Gathering April 23 for Earthday

Apr 4, 2002

Reprinted From To Nite Magazine, April 3, 2002 .Folksinger Brian Gladstone is an earthy guy – that much you could figure out just by looking at the title of his debut album, Back To The Dirt, released two years ago, or from listening to his original songs when he performs live (as he did at our SpringRise 2002.1 concert at Healey's Mar. 24). You can...

Ten Things you Should Know about Psychedelic Pholk Psongs

Ten Things you Should Know about Psychedelic Pholk Psongs

Mar 7, 2002

            Ten Things you Should Know about Psychedelic Pholk Psongs Reprinted from OUTER SHELL Magazine March 2002, "OTHER" Music News & Views Vol. 2 No. 37 – Editor Roy Harper OUTERSHEL@aol.com Welcome to another edition of Outer Shell. If you are receiving Outer Shell for the first time, and would like to...

Music Morsels writes about Brian Gladstone

Music Morsels writes about Brian Gladstone

Feb 7, 2002

Reprinted from Music Morsels, Feb 2002 – This acoustic CD by Toronto singer/songwriter Brian Gladstone shows talents in several directions of folk, country and lyrical prowess. "Asphalt Cowboy" kicks things off with a bluegrass feel and tongue-in-cheek lyrics, while "Save The Wolverine" is more of a passionate plea with a...

Exclaim on Gladstone

Exclaim on Gladstone

Dec 11, 2001

.By Roman Sokal –  December 11, 2001    Although touted as a psychedelic artist, it appears that Toronto-area artist Brian Gladstone is more of a straightforward country folkster than a tripster. His stream flowing, 1980s, Roky Erickson-esque string plucking is a treat, coupled with a 1964-esque vibe transmitting from a Nashville...

Penguin Eggs Review

Penguin Eggs Review

Dec 7, 2001

The Following Review was printed in Penguin Eggs Magazine, December 2001 This is Gladstone's second album – 19 tracks in all. Original songs, cover songs, there are funny songs about Mel Lastman, serious songs about Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. There are instrumentals too, the best thing on the album. Gladstone's a good guitar player. But...

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