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Cooler weather makes musical Medicine a welcome tonic

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Summer is officially over and, as if watching the calendar, Mother Nature has begun offering a taste of the cooler weather to come.  While many will cope with the change in part by getting flu shots over the coming couple of months (I’m glad I did last year, I can say unreservedly) other tonics are […]

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Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show Sept 24

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The Resurrection of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show is only a day away! On Saturday Sept 24th we launch the fall season of a most groovy open stage and jam. We are now starting at 1:00 PM at The Freetimes Cafe . I missed all of you over the summer! We’ve have really established a […]

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The Resurrection of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show

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The Resurrection of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show ! Great news everyone – we are restarting the Saturday afternoon open stage and jam at Free Times Cafe Sept 24th. Yippee. Note the new earlier start time of 1:00 PM – let’s see how that goes. These are a few photo’s from the last show, taken […]

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15 stellar artists recording Tony Quarrington songs tonight

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Reprinted from Toronto Moon – I’ve written a few times now about the remarkably diverse talents of Tony Quarrington, a composer, arranger/producer, guitar virtuoso, singer-songwriter and ubiquitous musical sidekick to highly regarded artists like Noah Zacharin, Brian Gladstone and Soozi Schlanger among many others. The Juno-winning “renaissance artist” —as I described him in an article about his unique […]

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First fundraiser to complete Gaidies album tonight at Free Times |

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From Toronto Moon  As I mentioned in the introduction to the heartfelt obituary that Brian Jantzi wrote about Folk songwriter Christine Gaidies after her untimely passing last month, I never knew her, even though we were friends on social media for a little while. Those who were close to her describe Christine as an optimistic, […]

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Tribute to Christine Gaidies Aug 18

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Over 15 performers playing 2 songs apiece starting at 8:00 pm: We go from 8:00 to 11:30 pm – I’ll do my best to accommodate folks, but this is the tentative order of performers: Brian Jantzi, Michelle Lecce, Sean Peever, Peter Mathieson, The Curries, Jean Baillargeon, Joanne Crabtree, Glen Gary, Herb Dale, Tony Hanik, Lynn […]

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The Songs of Tony Quarrington Recorded Live Aug 27

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Be a Part of a New Tribute CD – Recorded Live off the Floor ‘The Songs of Tony Quarrington’ 15 Artists playing the music of Tony Quarrington Laura Fernandez – HOTCHA! – Stuart Laughton – Wayne Neon – Isabel Fryszberg – Soozi Schlanger – Wendell Ferguson – Fraser & Girard – Jon Brooks – Joe Hall […]

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Shooting a Documentary This Week

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Shooting a documentary by filmmaker Michael Belanger at my place to celebrate Lynn Harrison‘s monthly series The Bridge on “Place” Michael thought my guitar wall would provide a good backdrop, and today he interviewed several artists who have preformed at The Bridge, including Debra Alexander, Kristina Kiil, and myself. Of course this is the talking portion, as […]

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Boy’s Guitar Night

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Had a great time last evening at BOY’S GUITAR NIGHT on D’Arcy Wickham‘s patio with Glen Hornblast, Tony Quarrington, and myself Brian Gladstone . It was a perfect warm summer night for sitting outside and making music with friends. We strummed, picked, sang, and enjoyed a few beverages, as we shared songs and stories of […]

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Smokin’ Guitars Joins Stellar Lineup at Nashville Bound June 17

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Just a few days till the next Nashville BOUND – Friday JUNE 17th – at the Free TIMES CAFE ! I think Glen Hornblast has outdone himself this time with a super stellar line up. All good friends, and all my favorites! Artists include Laura Fernandez, Tony Quarrington, Rick Zolkower aka MrRick MusicAmericana, myself Brian […]

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Gladstone to play at Animal Rights March Closing Ceremony

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I’m looking forward to the march, to do my part to stop cruelty and suffering to animals. I’m especially looking forward to playing some tunes for all of you during the memorial at the end of the march. June 11th is my 6 month anniversary of going vegan, so the timing couldn’t be better It […]

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Nashville Bound Salute to Jazz and Blues June 17

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The next Nashville Bound is a Salute to Jazz & Blues – with some amazing guests: Tony Quarrington, Laura Fernandez, Brian Gladstone, Mr. Rick, and myself Glen Hornblast as your friendly host. It takes place on FRIDAY JUNE 17th from 8:00 – 11:30 pm at the Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. – I hope to […]

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Protest March to Close Slaughter Houses June 11

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This is my first protest march since the 60’s! I cant think of a more worthy cause. More Details Here 

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Playing Mike McKenna’s Birthday party

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Playing at Mike McKenna‘s Birthday party tonight at Black Swan Tavern. Its going to be a rocking night of monumental proportions. The acoustic performers open the night, and my set time is 7:30. I’m very honoured to be included. Hope to see you there.

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Back In the Studio

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Back in the studio tomorrow with Margaret Stowe and Tony Quarrington hopefully lay down 5 guitar tracks for some of my new songs. I tend to write above my ability to play, so they take me forever to learn and I practice insessently. Sometimes I will work on a tune for over a year to get […]

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Vegan Rock 8 a Total Success!

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It was a great night at Vegan Rock! 8 thanks Dyniss R Rainer and Greg Stuart for making it happen, and thanks to the artists, bakers, sound guy,Pamela Joy at the door, the wonderful audience, Toronto Vegetarian Association and everyone else who participated! We really made a strong statement and supported Veganism and promoted the […]

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Showcase tonight like a mini-Winterfolk show

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Reprinted from Toronto Moon Magazine – An open stage or jam can be successful because of a variety of factors that make it particularly appealing to the performers who participate and audiences who regularly support the event. Some events rely upon the personality or skills of the host, others depend on the appeal of the venue, […]

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Vegan Rocks – April 21 Benefit Concert

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I’m thrilled to be playing at Vegan Rock 8 – April 21 – its a benefit with proceeds being donated to Toronto Vegetarian Association Please join us for Vegan Rock! 8, our annual live music fundraiser and bake sale in support of the Toronto Vegetarian Association. All folks with all food preferences are more than […]

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Good ‘Flying Fingers’ Friday – March 25

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Don’t Miss the Smoking Guitars of Brian Gladstone and Tony Quarrington, with guests Marci Jameson and more TBA. No charge at the door its Free!

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