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

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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 […]

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Oct 3 House Concert with David Storey & Tony Quarrington

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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. https://www.facebook.com/events/894411210641003/

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

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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 […]

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A Lesser Known Consequence of 9/11

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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 Psongs’ […]

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Flying Fingers Returns to the Swan, July 18

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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 […]

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Nashville Bound Concert June 12 @ Freetimes Cafe

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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 […]

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A Most Unusual Day Indeed

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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/

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

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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, […]

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Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show News

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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 […]

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Today at Dr. B’s

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Spirit of Yorkville Festival May 22 – 23, 2015

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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 […]

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Another stellar day at Dr. B’s

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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 […]

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A Great Time Was Had by All

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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 […]

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Artistic passion trumps Canadian weather once again

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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 […]

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The Next Resurrection of Dr. B’s Is Coming Feb 21

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Well all you super stars – we are back at the Free Times Cafe tomorrow, Feb 21, for the next resurrection of the infamous Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show apres the Winterfolk break. Things get underway as normal at 2:00 for signup and play time shortly thereafter. It’s more fun to come out to Dr. […]

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It’s toasty warm at Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show Tomorrow Feb 7

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It may be cold outside and snow is falling, but it’ll be toasty warm tomorrow Feb 7th for Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show. at the Free Times Cafe. Artists are welcome to bring their instruments and play some tunes, join in ‘case a jam breaks out, and non arists (aka normal people) can drop by […]

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What A Week I’m Having

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Its been a very busy week, but I still have enough energy and positivity to host Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show at Free Times Cafe tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon starting at 2:00 – its a great open stage and jam and I’m thrilled to report we have a quiet and attentive. But there’s more. After I […]

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