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

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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, […]

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Brian Gladstone Thrilled Outdoors

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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.. […]

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

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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 […]

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Reprinted from German Country Music News

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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, a dynamic lyricist, a philosophical story-teller and a powerful performer.   […]

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

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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 country banjo, one or two trad or folk […]

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Folksingers Concerned with Saving the Planet Gathering April 23 for Earthday

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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 […]

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Ten Things you Should Know about Psychedelic Pholk Psongs

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            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 […]

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Music Morsels writes about Brian Gladstone

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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 traditional folk edge. The snappy "I […]

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Exclaim on Gladstone

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.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 hotel room. His ability to communicate […]

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Penguin Eggs Review

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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 […]

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50,000 Plays Award From International Country Music

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International Country Music Association Awards Committee PO Box 271238 Nashville TN December 17, 2001 Dear Brian, As chairperson o the International Country Music Association Awards Committee, it brings me great pleasure to inform you one of your songs has qualified for very prestigious award. "Car Song", which is posted on your personal page of our […]

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Back to the Sugar Camp Weekly Journal

A radio program with Steve Fruitman Thursdays @ 18:00 EST on CIUT-FM 89.5 Toronto and in Real Audio Link to Back to the Sugar Camp Web-Site  July 2001 – Following is a small exert from the Sugar Camp Journal … to get the full story Go Back to the Sugar Camp

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How To Create Your Own Scene: From Folkwax Magazine

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By L.H. McLachlan – June 2002. Lynn McLachlan is a music journalist in Toronto. Recently Lynn interviewed Brian Gladstone to learn about any secrets to his success. Now Lynn shares much of that inspiring conversation with Folkwax readers. She describes how the combination of Gladstone’s diligence, dedication and persistence work in symmetry – all fueled […]

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Toronto’s 2nd Annual Back to The Dirt Concert for Earthday Canada

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(APRIL 21, 2001)  by Dianne Wells, Journalist, To-Nite Magazine, April 2001 Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Brian Gladstone ("Back to the Dirt"), this year’s Earthday Canada Benefit Concert was a great success! He managed to recruit some very awesome musicians to volunteer their time and talent in this worthy cause to preserve […]

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GETTING GROUNDED – INTERVIEW WITH ACOUSTIC FINGERPICKER, BRIAN GLADSTONE

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from HHGI Guitar Magazine, August 2000.  BY Linda Brady … "I was fortunate in that I was looking for myself, in the '60's, when the whole folk thing was booming. I started listening to a lot of early Dylan, Phil Ochs, Peter Paul and Mary. But when I heard Doc Watson play the guitar, it […]

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Grab a handful of Brian Gladstone’s Back To The Dirt

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By Gary Tate, Cover Story To-Nite Magazine, April 2000 Brian Gladstone’s CD Back To The Dirt is a barrel of contradictions: light, breezy, and fun-loving one moment, then dark, brooding, and acerbic the next. Even the author acknowledges this by prefacing his liner notes with a definition of the word "paradox." He sees himself as […]

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Undiscovered Artist of the Month – Guitar Nine Records

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Reprinted From Guitar Nine Magazine, January 2000 Back To The Dirt is the title of the amalgamation of acoustic fingerpicking and storytelling which make up the fifteen songs on Brian Gladstone's debut CD. The guitarist has taken the influence of the '60s, combined it with the wit and insight of a master lyricist, and recorded […]

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