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Brianology – New Album From Brian Gladstone

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Like a good wine, great talent takes years to ferment before it’s finally ready for consumption. Brianology, the first album in a dozen years from folk singer, songwriter and first-rate fingerstyle guitar picker Brian Gladstone, is one such example. Co-produced by Gladstone and the phenomenal Tony Quarrington and recorded in Toronto, Brianology finds the founder […]

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Nashville Bound Homeless Benefit March 11 2018

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On Sunday March 11, 2018 at 8:00 pm at the Free Times Cafe, NASHVILLE BOUND is holding a BENEFIT for an organization that serves the Homeless in our city of Toronto – it’s called “Sanctuary”, which is situated on Charles St. just east of Yonge. “Sanctuary” is a Christian organization that has all kinds of […]

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Hugh’s Room Live presents Winterfolk XVI Preview

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Acoustic Harvest + Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival Present: Winterfolk XVI Preview & Benefit
Featuring Dirty Dishes, Brian Gladstone w/Tony Quarrington, HOTCHA!, Julian Fauth and more.

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Winterfolk XVI Preview Jan 21

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Annual roots and blues festival held at several east Toronto venues Reprinted from Inside Toronto East York Mirror – Fans of folk, roots, and blues music can get a glimpse of what’s to come at this year’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival on Sunday, Jan. 21. The Winterfolk XVI Preview will be held at Hugh’s […]

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Winterfolk Preview Show

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Acoustic Harvest + Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival Present: Winterfolk XVI Preview & Benefit
Featuring Dirty Dishes, Brian Gladstone w/Tony Quarrington, HOTCHA!, Julian Fauth and more to be announced.

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Gladstone hosting Freetimes Cafe 37th Anniversary Show

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Free Times Cafe is celebrating 37 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, 2017 Free Times Cafe 320 College Street, Toronto M5T 1S3 7:30 PM to 2:00 AM Free Admission, ALL […]

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Brian’s Annual Birthday Bash Dec 9

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Join us for ‘Brian’s Annual Birthday Bash’ in combination with a Winterfolk Festival Preview WHERE: The Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON 416-469-0537 WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 9th – Doors 7:30 pm / Music 8:00  TICKETS: $10 minimum donation @door (all funds go towards support of festival artists XVI) PREVIEW AT A GLANCE: 8:00-8:30 […]

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Glad To Be Standing Show Sept 30th

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You are invited to Brian Gladstone’s ‘Glad To Be Standing’ Show Sept 30, 2017 — Black Swan Tavern This a free show for my friends, family, and fans – for everyone who reached out, supported me, and gave encouragment for healing from a broken femur over the last few months. This is my first gig […]

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Sometime Life Gets in the Way of Life

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All of my performances will be cancelled till mid July 2017. This is a pic of me getting discharged, in good spirits and of course clad in tie dies! The Xray is a before and after shot. There inserted a pin in my femur secured with some screws. So now I will trigger scanning devices […]

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Just Announced – June 3, 2017 with David Essig

Just Announced – I’m thrilled once again to share the stage with my good friend David Essig at the Freetimes Cafe. It’s a small intimate listening room and a great opportunity to see the artists up close and personal. More info to be posted closer to the date.

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Sitting in with the Jerome Tucker Band

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This is exciting for me. I will be joining Jerome’s band on Sunday April 2 2017 at the Lindsmore Tavernand play a few tunes them. I dont think I have ever sat in with a full band before. Hope to see you there. 

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Guinness Book of World Records Longest Concert Attempt!

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I’m thrilled to be a part of this momentous event.In Canada’s 150th year, Epidemic Music Group, The Earl of Whitchurch and a massive community of music lovers will be taking the Guinness world record for “Longest Concert by Multiple Performers”. This will be a 16 day, 24 hour a day concert raising money and awareness […]

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Winterfolk XV Preview & Brian’s Birthday Party

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Festival-goers will have a chance to get a sneak preview of what’s in store at the 15th ANNUAL WINTERFOLK BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL when some of the finest folk, roots and blues artists will take the stage at Toronto’s Black Swan Tavern on Saturday, November 26th. Doors open at 7:30 pm and music starts at […]

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Urban Folk Art Salon Oct 27 – Mt. Pleasant Library

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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

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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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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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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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