Singer, Songwriter, Performer

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 worldwide...

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...

Dr. B’s – The Lost Winterfolk Set April 11, 2018

Dr. B’s – The Lost Winterfolk Set April 11, 2018

Mar 23, 2018

As you may recall, the Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show at Winterfolk XVI Blues & Roots Festival was cancelled. This wonderful upcoming evening at Free Times Cafe is a careful reenactment of the lost Winterfolk set. Hosted by Steve Raiken, the lineup includes Chris Willson, Brian Gladstone, Joshua Walker, William Isen aka Bill Isen, Steve Raiken, Roger...

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.

Winterfolk XVI Preview Jan 21

Winterfolk XVI Preview Jan 21

Jan 17, 2018

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 Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W., just south of...

Winterfolk Preview Show

Winterfolk Preview Show

Dec 30, 2017

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.

Gladstone hosting Freetimes Cafe 37th Anniversary Show

Gladstone hosting Freetimes Cafe 37th Anniversary Show

Dec 14, 2017

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 AGES Open Stage signup at 7 PM, & starts at 7:30...

Brian’s Annual Birthday Bash Dec 9

Brian’s Annual Birthday Bash Dec 9

Nov 28, 2017

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...

The Fabulous Gladstones Do the Freetimes Oct 28

The Fabulous Gladstones Do the Freetimes Oct 28

Oct 15, 2017

Don’t miss the 2nd annual ‘The Fabulous Gladstones’ Concert at Free Times Cafe featuring Martin Gladstone, Marci Jameson, Julie Gladstone, Bonnie Gladstone, Howard Gladstone, Brian Gladstone, plus honourary Gladstone for the evening, Tony Quarrington Admission $10 or pay what you...

Glad To Be Standing Show Sept 30th

Glad To Be Standing Show Sept 30th

Sep 18, 2017

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 since last April, and I would love to see everyone...

Hosting Freetimes Cafe Open Stage Aug 7

Hosting Freetimes Cafe Open Stage Aug 7

Aug 2, 2017

Brian is hosting the Freetimes Cafe Open stage on Aug 6. Sign up at 7:00. All the fun starts at 7:30. Hosting Freetimes Open Stage Aug 7 The Freetimes Cafe 320 College St Toronto, Ont M5T 1S3 Canada (416) 967-1078 Map The Freetimes Cafe  ...

Great Day at Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show

Great Day at Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show

Jul 29, 2017

Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show season finale at Free Times Cafetoday totally rocked with talent today. It was gratifying and therapeutic to see so many of my friends today. Players included Roger Zuraw, Bonnie Gladstone, Martin Gladstone, Steve Raiken, Glen Hornblast, Maggie & Mr Rogers, Nadia Buckmire, Chris Birkett, Linda Saslove, Aidan Devine, Joshua...

Dr. B’s Season Finale July 29, 2017

Dr. B’s Season Finale July 29, 2017

Jul 5, 2017

Join us for the season finale of  Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show 2017 Season Finale July 29th, 2017.  Every Saturday at the Freetimes Cafe at 1:00 in the Afternoon. Note new start time is 1 PM formerly 2 PM. Join us for an intimate afternoon of great acoustic music, every Saturday. We want to create a place for artists, friends, and fans to hang out.  Players...

Sometime Life Gets in the Way of Life

Sometime Life Gets in the Way of Life

Jun 27, 2017

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 for life. The other Xray is blurry, and the trained eye quickly spots four...

Just Announced – June 3, 2017 with David Essig

Just Announced – June 3, 2017 with David Essig

Apr 29, 2017

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...

Sitting in with the Jerome Tucker Band

Sitting in with the Jerome Tucker Band

Mar 31, 2017

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. 

Guinness Book of World Records Longest Concert Attempt!

Guinness Book of World Records Longest Concert Attempt!

Mar 2, 2017

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 for 16 charities....

BLUZ FM Hour with Brian Gladstone

BLUZ FM Hour with Brian Gladstone

Feb 9, 2017

Tune into my segment on Bluz Fm on JAZZ.FM91 with Danny Marks which will air this Saturday Feb 11 from 10 to 11 PM. We will be talking about a variety of topics including local music scene, the role of music in society, and of course highlights of the upcoming Winterfolk XV Blues & Roots Festival. We will be spinning tracks from Winterfolk artists...

Arts Night for Animal Rights Dec 3

Arts Night for Animal Rights Dec 3

Nov 29, 2016

A night of singing, poetry, comedy. Come out and support your AR freinds, and enjoy the delicious vegan eats at D-Beastro. Arts Night for Animal Rights – A night of singing, poetry, comedy and Brian. ARt Night for Animal...

Winterfolk XV Preview & Brian’s Birthday Party

Winterfolk XV Preview & Brian’s Birthday Party

Nov 19, 2016

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 8:00 pm for this event to benefit Winterfolk. Visit the...

Urban Folk Art Salon Oct 27 – Mt. Pleasant Library

Urban Folk Art Salon Oct 27 – Mt. Pleasant Library

Oct 21, 2016

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...

Nahsville Bound Winterfolk Preview Oct 30

Nahsville Bound Winterfolk Preview Oct 30

Oct 20, 2016

Don’t miss the first Winterfolk Preview at the Free Times on Sunday Oct. 30th from 8:00 to 11:00 pm – we have a stellar cast that I’m sure you’ll all enjoy: with Tony Quarrington,Brian Gladstone, Mr. Rick, Melanie Peterson,Suzanne Jarvie, Laura Fernandez, HOTCHA! and Michael Costantini – and of course Glen Hornblast as Host!...

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