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Protest March to Close Slaughter Houses June 11

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

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Playing Mike McKenna’s Birthday party

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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.

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Back In the Studio

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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 […]

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Vegan Rock 8 a Total Success!

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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 […]

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Showcase tonight like a mini-Winterfolk show

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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, […]

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Vegan Rocks – April 21 Benefit Concert

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Happy Spring in December

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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 […]

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Freetimes Cafe 35th Anniversary – Dec 15

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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 […]

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WINTERFOLK SNEAK PREVIEW & BENEFIT N0V 22

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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! […]

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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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