Singer, Songwriter, Performer

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service

Sep 28, 2021

This sign was very visible on many eating and retail establishments as I was growing up. I was very ANTI-SHIRT, and ANTI-SHOES. We staged many protests and always clashed with the pro-shirts, pro-shoes, and of course the law.   MY BODY, MY FEET, MY CHOICE.   Of course the modern version of the sign includes ‘NO VACCINATION’   Now the...

Live Streaming from the Freetimes Cafe Sept 9

Live Streaming from the Freetimes Cafe Sept 9

Sep 4, 2020

https://www.facebook.com/freetimescafe David Storey, Clela Errington, Dan McLeanJr.,Collette Savard, Brian Gladstone and Bob Cohen will be streaming/performing live from the Free Times Cafe, stream is at: https://www.facebook.com/freetimescafe Donations welcome at: www.paypal.me/freetimescafe or ETrans @ freetimescafe@rogers.com See less

Brian Gladstone sits in with Brother Howard April 5th, Tranzac Club

Brian Gladstone sits in with Brother Howard April 5th, Tranzac Club

Mar 12, 2020

Howard Gladstone appearing with his usual compatriots – Laura Fernandez (piano/vocal), Tony Quarrington (guitar/vocal), plus Bob Cohen (bass). And to spice things up a bit more, special guest is another Gladstone – Brian Gladstone – Howard’s brother, songwriter, guitar guru, and founder of Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival. Hope you...

Open Mic Helps Artists Find Their Footing

Open Mic Helps Artists Find Their Footing

Oct 17, 2019

Reprinted from CJN, Written by Ruth Schweitzer – At Dr. B’s, mature musicians mentor emerging artists, just as Gladstone was coached by Norm Hacking, a champion of local folk and roots artists who hosted Norm’s Living Room, a similar event that ran until 2002. Gladstone taught himself how to play guitar in the evenings while his children were...

Be In My Next Video Oct 5

Be In My Next Video Oct 5

Oct 2, 2019

BE IN MY NEXT VIDEO ! – You are invited to be in my next video. We are shooting it at Riverdale Farm Toronto on Saturday Oct 5th. Its for my song ‘Behind the Maple Leaf Slaughterhouse Doors’, which was written to encourage kindness to animals and avoid cruelty. I want this video to be the next Vegan Anthem. CHILDREN are especially...

WOODSTOCK HOUR ON JAZZ FM THIS SATURDAY AUG 17

WOODSTOCK HOUR ON JAZZ FM THIS SATURDAY AUG 17

Aug 16, 2019

WOODSTOCK HOUR ON JAZZ FM THIS SATURDAY! I stayed away from the brown acid, so I remember it all! As an attendee of the original Woodstock Festival, 50 years ago, I’m happy to be included in two separate Woodstock events this weekend. Be sure to tune into Bluz Fm on JAZZ.FM91 tomorrow, August 17th. The show runs all evening, and my portion is on...

Looking Back at Woodstock, 50 Years Later

Looking Back at Woodstock, 50 Years Later

Jun 19, 2019

By Ruth Schweitzer – Printed in CJN June 10, 2019 – Nearly 50 years ago more than 400,000 young people gathered at Max Yasgur’s farm in White Lake, N.Y., for the Woodstock music festival. Woodstock – from Aug. 15 to 18, 1969 – was the monumental event of the 1960s hippie movement, Toronto musician Brian Gladstone, who attended the...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you from Paul Cross

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you from Paul Cross

Jun 19, 2019

Thank you, thank you, thank you! To everyone who performed, participated, supported, attended, laughed, cried, danced, crewed, rehearsed, and otherwise contributed to The Songs of Pete Otis on Sunday…thank you! I think that was a really fitting tribute to our dear friend. What a remarkable video by Pete’s son Paul Panayotou. Thank you Theresa...

B’Arlo Palooza 6 at the Swan

B’Arlo Palooza 6 at the Swan

Jun 2, 2019

A great B’Arlopalooza 6 in the 6ix! Shout out to all the fans who came and watched, the Black Swan staff who served us, Jen Arima and Kevin Gould who look after the sound and all the musicians who performed and made the day a fun and entertaining musical ride through the Folk music that inspired a generation! Sebastian Agnello, Kat Goldman, Alan...

Tin Pan North May 23

Tin Pan North May 23

May 23, 2019

The Tin Pan North Festival is happening at the Free Times Cafe and other venues next Thursday-Friday, May 23-24th – there are two sets a night and I’m delighted to be in great company (SEE POSTER BELOW FOR DETAILS). The Format is a Songwriters’ Round Nashville – style. On the Thursday night, Chris Burkett and David Baxter will be the...

‘Be In My Video’ Show

‘Be In My Video’ Show

May 18, 2019

The ‘Be in My Video’ Show – We are shooting several videos on May 18 at Free Times Cafe and you are invited to be there. Everyone who attends will be included in the video. We need you to come out and dress loud, yell scream and and have fun, and help us shoot some videos to go viral. Band members include Brian Gladstone, Beverly Kreller,...

Celebrating the Life of Pete Otis

Celebrating the Life of Pete Otis

Mar 24, 2019

I’m humbled and honoured to be playing some tunes to remember one of my best friends on the planet, the late Pete Otis. There is a memorial concert hosted by Mike Mckenna & the Slidewinder Blues Band March 24, 2019 at Black Swan Tavern starting at 4:00 till around 8:00. Hope to see you there. I know it will be a marvelous tribute to...

Brian Gladstone Band does the 120 Diner

Brian Gladstone Band does the 120 Diner

Mar 14, 2019

Join Brian Gladstone and the full band including Tony Quarrington, Bev Kreller, and Bonnie Gladstone for an evening of original music at the 120 Diner. This is the first time we have played the 120 Diner, so we are hoping all of our fans will come out to support the band. After our show, the club will be featuring a blues jam. Great food. Great music....

Brian’s Band Does Winterfolk

Brian’s Band Does Winterfolk

Feb 23, 2019

The full band does Winterfolk XVII  with band members Lynda Kraar, Bonnie Gladstone, Beverly Kreller, Brian Gladstone and Tony Quarrington at Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival. More details are on the website www.winterfolk.com

Jan 5th – Glen Hornblast’s Birthday Fundraiser

Jan 5th – Glen Hornblast’s Birthday Fundraiser

Dec 26, 2018

Hey there Folks: I’m having a Birthday Bash Benefit Concert for the WYCHWOOD OPEN DOOR on Saturday Jan. 5th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the TRANZAC TIKI ROOM – it’s just a little get-together with my friends and tying it in to a good cause, namely helping my local Soup Kitchen which is sort of what Wychwood Open Door is – which I try to have...

Brian’s Annual Birthday Bash Dec 8

Brian’s Annual Birthday Bash Dec 8

Nov 19, 2018

  Hope to see all my friends at Brian Gladstone’s Birthday Bash & Winterfolk Preview! on Dec 8th at Black Swan Tavern . It’s also a preview for Winterfolk XVI Blues & Roots Festival. No gifts please, but we are accepting donations to support Toronto’s Winterfolk XVI Blues & Roots Festival. Be...

For King and Country Hughs’s Room Live Nov 11 2018

For King and Country Hughs’s Room Live Nov 11 2018

Nov 7, 2018

On Nov 11 Remembrance Day 2019, please join me and lots of other wonderful artists as we present Tony Quarrington’s production of ‘For King and Country’. Its at Hugh’s Room Live. The songs were written by Quarrington as well as the other artists. I co wrote my tune ‘Prairie Boy With Wings’ with Tony, telling the...

Winterfolk XVII Preview Nov 4

Winterfolk XVII Preview Nov 4

Nov 4, 2018

Just rehearsing a few tunes for my set tonight at Nashville Bound Presents Winterfolk 2019 Tribute & Benefit at Free Times Cafe . This is preview concert with all funds going to Winterfolk XVII festival. www.winterfolk.com Come out and enjoy the great talent, terrific food – you’ll have lots of fun – guaranteed....

Brian Gladstone plays Taste of The Danforth Aug 11 – 2:00 PM

Brian Gladstone plays Taste of The Danforth Aug 11 – 2:00 PM

Aug 7, 2018

I’m excited to be playing at Taste of the Danforth this Saturday Aug 11 at 2:00 PM on the stage located at Broadview and Danforth. Joining me on stage will be the great Tony Quarrington on guitar and the lovely Beverly Kreller on percussion and vocals. I’m so happy to return to the Danforth – not only is Taste of...

Protest Singer Takes on Contemporary Subjects – and a Dash of Humour

Protest Singer Takes on Contemporary Subjects – and a Dash of Humour

Jul 1, 2018

By Ruth Schweitzer – June 12, 2018 printed in Canadian Jewish News – Brian Gladstone may still favour tie-dye T-shirts that were fashionable when he came of age in the 1960s, but musically the singer-songwriter has moved with the times, updating the protest song by tackling contemporary subjects. On his new album, Brianology, a recording that also...

Brianology CD Launch – June 14, 2018 Hugh’s Room Live

Brianology CD Launch – June 14, 2018 Hugh’s Room Live

May 8, 2018

Thursday, June 14 @ 8:30pm $25 Advance/ $30 Door Purchase Tickets  Brian Gladstone has been involved in the Canadian roots music scene for almost thirty-five years as an artist, performer, sing songwriter, producer, festival director, and activist. Brian Gladstone has written and recorded four albums, all of which have garnered global acclaim and...

Brianology – New Album From Brian Gladstone

Brianology – New Album From Brian Gladstone

Mar 23, 2018

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...

Nashville Bound Homeless Benefit March 11 2018

Nashville Bound Homeless Benefit March 11 2018

Mar 11, 2018

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 support programs for...

Hugh’s Room Live presents Winterfolk XVI Preview

Hugh’s Room Live presents Winterfolk XVI Preview

Jan 19, 2018

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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