Singer, Songwriter, Performer

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...

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...

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...

Freetimes Cafe 35th Anniversary – Dec 15

Freetimes Cafe 35th Anniversary – Dec 15

Nov 30, 2015

The Freetimes Cafe 320 College St Toronto, Ont M5T 1S3 Canada (416) 967-1078 MapThe Freetimes Cafe Celebrating 35 years of 7 days a week live original music & entertainment, with over 10,000 nights of music, over 400 poetry readings, over 500 nights of comedy and improv, over 100 original art shows, over 900 concerts of Klezmer and Yiddish music! Tuesday,...

WINTERFOLK SNEAK PREVIEW & BENEFIT N0V 22

WINTERFOLK SNEAK PREVIEW & BENEFIT N0V 22

Nov 18, 2015

Really excited about playing at the upcoming Winterfolk & A Better World fundraiser and festival preview show on Nov 22 at Free Times Cafe in Toronto. Will be sharing the stage with lots of talent including Noah Zacharin,Tony Quarrington , MrRick MusicAmericana , D’Arcy Wickham , Clela Lee Errington , Brian Gladstone, Glen Hornblast , HOTCHA! and...

“Dr. B” Gladstone back in saddle for open stage today

“Dr. B” Gladstone back in saddle for open stage today

Oct 2, 2015

After a summer hiatus and some soul-searching to re-examine the event format and consider other locations and time frames, in the end Roots balladeer and impresario Brian Gladstone will be keeping things pretty much the same as he returns today to host the new season of his Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show Saturday afternoon open stage. More than just an...

Oct 3 House Concert with David Storey & Tony Quarrington

Oct 3 House Concert with David Storey & Tony Quarrington

Sep 10, 2015

I love playing house concerts – especially this one not only because the great Tony Quarrington will be sitting in with me, but also my good friend and great songwriter David Storey Music will be sharing the evening and playing songs from his new album ‘Coming Home’ Thanks Mark Yan for making it happen....

Dr. B’s Fall 2015 Session starts Oct 3 at the Freetimes Cafe

Dr. B’s Fall 2015 Session starts Oct 3 at the Freetimes Cafe

Aug 26, 2015

Thanks for all the great feedback and input. It was a tough decision, but now it’s official. We are back at the Free Times Cafe for another exciting season of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show starting again on Oct 3rd. Together, we can have another great season of fun, music, and friends every Saturday at the Freetimes.

A Lesser Known Consequence of 9/11

A Lesser Known Consequence of 9/11

Jul 11, 2015

It was 14 years ago this week that we recorded the final tracks on my ‘Psychedelic Pholk Psongs’ album. Then of course comes the mixing, mastering, artwork, production, packaging, pre-promotion, media requests, etc., and we had it ready for release by late August 2001. On September 9th, 2001, about 990 copies of ‘Psychedelic Pholk...

Flying Fingers Returns to the Swan, July 18

Flying Fingers Returns to the Swan, July 18

Jul 4, 2015

THE RETURN OF FLYING FINGERS July 18 – and now we have reinforcements! Just confirmed that the FF duo of Tony Quarrington and myself will be returning to The Black Swan tavern on July 18 for an exciting night of music and fun. Also appearing for guests sets will be the lovelyIsabel Fryszberg as well as bballadeerDavid Storey Music – both are...

Nashville Bound Concert June 12 @ Freetimes Cafe

Nashville Bound Concert June 12 @ Freetimes Cafe

Jun 12, 2015

I’m really looking forward to playing at NASHVILLE BOUND Songwriters In The Round – FRI. JUNE 12th – 8:00 pm to 11:30 along with lots of great talent inluding Tony Quarrington , MrRick MusicAmericana, Soozi Schlanger, Michael Laderoute and of course organizer and host Glen Hornblast . Its at The Free Times Cafe tonight. All the fun starts at...

A Most Unusual Day Indeed

A Most Unusual Day Indeed

Jun 2, 2015

It was a most unusual day at Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show last Saturday. Just after we got rolling, during my opening set, the sound system at the Free Times Cafe started to growl and then died. So we decided to continue with no PA system, and I’m sure it brought the best out of the artists. It’s a small room, and when it’s quiet makes a...

Only 2 more Dr. B’s Sessions before Summer Break

Only 2 more Dr. B’s Sessions before Summer Break

May 29, 2015

Dr. B’s tomorrow ! Only 2 more weeks left this season before Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show takes a summer break. Artists are welcome to bring their instruments and play a few tunes, and everyone is invited to come for the music, the friendship, and the great Freetimes food. Hope you can join us tomorrow (May 30th) starting at 2PM at the Free Times...

First Annual Spirit of Yorkville Festival This Weekend May 22 – 23

First Annual Spirit of Yorkville Festival This Weekend May 22 – 23

May 23, 2015

Calling all Hippies, young and old ! Heading out now for my sets at the First Annual Spirit of Yorkville of Yorkville Festival at The Pilot Tavern on Cumberland. I’m playing at 4:30 today and again at 9:00. Hope to see you there! http://spiritofyorkville.com/

My Set Times for Spirit of Yorkville Festival May 22-23 – Toronto Canada

My Set Times for Spirit of Yorkville Festival May 22-23 – Toronto Canada

May 15, 2015

Calling all you hippies! We know you are out there. The First Annual Spirit of Yorkville Festival  is happening over the weekend of  May 22, 23, 2015. The festival will be presenting all of your favorite artists and bands that defined the Toronto music scene in the late 1960’s. Everything happens at the Pilot Tavern, in the heart of the Yorkville Village....

Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show News

Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show News

May 15, 2015

Saturdays at the Freetimes Cafe – Only 4 weeks till summer shut down! Dr. B’s will be running till Saturday June 6th, then will be taking a summer break and resume in September. Every Saturday at the Freetimes Cafe 2:00 in the Afternoon. Join us for an intimate afternoon of great acoustic music, It’s a place for artists, friends, and fans to...

Today at Dr. B’s

Today at Dr. B’s

Apr 18, 2015

It was another stellar day of music today at Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show . We celebrated 2 birthdays – Steve Raiken, as well as my brotherHoward Gladstone. There were quite a few listeners (or as I call them, ‘Normal Humans’), and certainly no shortage of artists inculding Steve Raiken, Nicole Gauthier. Lawrie Ingles, Bonnie Gladstone,...

All are invited to Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show

All are invited to Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show

Apr 17, 2015

Cheech has been working on his new tunes over the last few weeks, and may join us tomorrow for another episode of the continually unfolding Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show at the Free Times Cafe . We have an open admittance policy and welcome artists of any species, including folk singers! Hope to see you Sat Apr 18 with your instrument, your friends,and of...

Spirit of Yorkville Festival May 22 – 23, 2015

Spirit of Yorkville Festival May 22 – 23, 2015

Apr 12, 2015

I’m really excited to be performing at the first annual Spirit of Yorkville First Annual Festival Early Bird Tickets until April 30 in Toronto on May 22 / 23. Its a great chance to see many of the artists who played the clubs of Yorkville during the late 60’s, and relive much of my misguided youth. That’s the time when I was starting to play...

Another stellar day at Dr. B’s

Another stellar day at Dr. B’s

Apr 11, 2015

What a wonderful day of music we had yesterday (Apr 11) at Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show at the Free Times Cafe . Players included Rocket Roger Zuraw and his six string band of merry men, Wayne Neon, Steve Raiken, first timer and emerging star 13 year old Ray Berry, Glen Hornblast who filmed a portion for his upcoming documentary, Dwight Peters (back half of...

A Great Time Was Had by All

A Great Time Was Had by All

Mar 16, 2015

A great time was had by all on Say Mar 14th at Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show at Free Times Cafe. I was especially thrilled to see so many new faces, and I got to meet new artists. Players included Robbie Patterson (who apparently produced Sharron Katz’s album), Sharron Katz , Roy Bell aka Larry Sulky, from the east coast Sandy Greenberg and Thomas...

Artistic passion trumps Canadian weather once again

Artistic passion trumps Canadian weather once again

Feb 21, 2015

Though the snow was falling, and the streets were a river of slush, it was warm and cozy at The Free Times Cafe this afternoon and lovely music filled the air. Players today included Jeremy Von Hollen, Rocket Roger Zuraw, Dwight Peters (half of Sue and Dwight) , Erwin Schack , DavidDavid Storey , Steve Raiken , Loretta Fullerton , Ian Weir, Sharron Katz, and...

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