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Urban Folk Art Salon Oct 27 – Mt. Pleasant Library

Urban Folk Art Salon Oct 27 – Mt. Pleasant Library

Oct 21, 2016

Mount Pleasant Library presents Urban Folk Art Salon with host Gannon Hamilton and a mix of other artists including Brian Gladstone Mount Pleasant Library presents Urban Folk Art Salon Urban Folk Art Salon Oct 27, 2016 Send Urban Folk Art Salon Oct 27, 2016 to Google Calendar

Nahsville Bound Winterfolk Preview Oct 30

Nahsville Bound Winterfolk Preview Oct 30

Oct 20, 2016

Don’t miss the first Winterfolk Preview at the Free Times on Sunday Oct. 30th from 8:00 to 11:00 pm – we have a stellar cast that I’m sure you’ll all enjoy: with Tony Quarrington,Brian Gladstone, Mr. Rick, Melanie Peterson,Suzanne Jarvie, Laura Fernandez, HOTCHA! and Michael Costantini – and of course Glen Hornblast as Host!...

Cooler weather makes musical Medicine a welcome tonic

Cooler weather makes musical Medicine a welcome tonic

Sep 24, 2016

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 available that help bolster your mood as the temperatures fall...

Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show Sept 24

Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show Sept 24

Sep 23, 2016

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 community for artists to hang out, meet their friends and fans, play some...

The Resurrection of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show

The Resurrection of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show

Sep 9, 2016

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 just prior to the summer break. We have...

15 stellar artists recording Tony Quarrington songs tonight

15 stellar artists recording Tony Quarrington songs tonight

Aug 27, 2016

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”...

First fundraiser to complete Gaidies album tonight at Free Times |

First fundraiser to complete Gaidies album tonight at Free Times |

Aug 18, 2016

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, sunny personality and perhaps...

Tribute to Christine Gaidies Aug 18

Tribute to Christine Gaidies Aug 18

Aug 11, 2016

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 Harrison, Harpin Norm...

The Songs of Tony Quarrington Recorded Live Aug 27

The Songs of Tony Quarrington Recorded Live Aug 27

Aug 10, 2016

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 –...

Shooting a Documentary This Week

Shooting a Documentary This Week

Jul 22, 2016

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...

Boy’s Guitar Night

Boy’s Guitar Night

Jun 24, 2016

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 the road and life....

Smokin’ Guitars Joins Stellar Lineup at Nashville Bound June 17

Smokin’ Guitars Joins Stellar Lineup at  Nashville Bound June 17

Jun 15, 2016

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 Gladstone, and of course Glen...

Gladstone to play at Animal Rights March Closing Ceremony

Gladstone to play at Animal Rights March Closing Ceremony

Jun 10, 2016

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 is my honour to be involved with such a worthy cause...

Nashville Bound Salute to Jazz and Blues June 17

Nashville Bound Salute to Jazz and Blues June 17

Jun 9, 2016

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 have the talented Tom Hamilton...

Protest March to Close Slaughter Houses June 11

Protest March to Close Slaughter Houses June 11

Jun 5, 2016

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

Playing Mike McKenna’s Birthday party

Playing Mike McKenna’s Birthday party

May 22, 2016

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.

Back In the Studio

Back In the Studio

May 5, 2016

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 it clean and up to speed. As primarily a ‘finger-style’ guitar...

Vegan Rock 8 a Total Success!

Vegan Rock 8 a Total Success!

Apr 24, 2016

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 fight against cruelty to...

Showcase tonight like a mini-Winterfolk show

Showcase tonight like a mini-Winterfolk show

Apr 13, 2016

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, still others attract...

Vegan Rocks – April 21 Benefit Concert

Vegan Rocks – April 21 Benefit Concert

Apr 11, 2016

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 welcome! / 21 April 2016 / 7 pm...

Good ‘Flying Fingers’ Friday – March 25

Good ‘Flying Fingers’ Friday – March 25

Mar 21, 2016

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!

The Best of B’s Acoustic Medicine Show – Episode 2 – THE OUT OF TOWNERS

The Best of B’s Acoustic Medicine Show – Episode 2 – THE OUT OF TOWNERS

Mar 20, 2016

WHAT: The Best of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show – Episode 2 – THE OUT OF TOWNERS WHERE: Free Times Cafe WHEN: April 13 2016. Doors open 7:30, Music at 8:00 COVER: $15.00 goes entirely to the artists (or PWYC) PLAYERS: David Storey, Raina Krangle, and more TBA Celebrating the wonderful songs and music from aritsts who come to Dr. B’s...

Brian Gladstone playing at Winterfolk showcase Jan 16 at Acoustic Harvest

Brian Gladstone playing at Winterfolk showcase Jan 16 at Acoustic Harvest

Jan 13, 2016

Reprinted from Entertainment Beat Jan 12,2016 Acoustic Harvest presents a pre-Winterfolk showcase on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Robinson Hall, St. Nicholas Anglican Church. This sneak preview of the 14th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival will feature the finest in acoustic musicians. Sue and Dwight’s old school folk covers traditional themes such as peace,...

Happy Spring in December

Happy Spring in December

Dec 4, 2015

Happy Spring Everyone! Hard to believe it’s December, and my thermal underwear is still packed away from last year. Now that Black Friday has come and gone, I am officially declaring tomorrow Dec 5 as ‘Psychedelic Psaturday’, and will be sporting my cosmis hand-painted Gibson Starburst at the new and improved Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show at...

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