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WOODSTOCK HOUR ON JAZZ FM THIS SATURDAY AUG 17

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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 […]

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Looking Back at Woodstock, 50 Years Later

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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 […]

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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you from Paul Cross

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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 Panayotou and […]

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Celebrating Pete Otis

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Location – Jasper Dandy at 725 Queen Street just east of Broadview I’m thrilled to be playing this Sunday to celebrate the life of my late great friend, Pete Otis. See you there! Just five days until The Songs of Pete Otis! If you knew or knew of Pete, please come and pay tribute with us. […]

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B’Arlo Palooza 6 at the Swan

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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 […]

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Tin Pan North May 23

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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 […]

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‘Be In My Video’ Show

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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 […]

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Celebrating the Life of Pete Otis

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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 […]

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Brian Gladstone Band does the 120 Diner

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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 […]

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Brian’s Band Does Winterfolk

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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

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Jan 5th – Glen Hornblast’s Birthday Fundraiser

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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 […]

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Gladstone Playing Freetimes Cafe 38th Anniversary

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Free Times Cafe is celebrating 38 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, 2018 Free Times Cafe 320 College Street, Toronto M5T 1S3 7:30 PM to 2:00 AM We will be […]

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Brian’s Annual Birthday Bash Dec 8

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  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 there!

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

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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 story […]

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Winterfolk XVII Preview Nov 4

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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. All the fun at 8:00 but come […]

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

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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 the […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 airplay, with […]

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Brianology – New Album From Brian Gladstone

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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 founder […]

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

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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 Zuraw, Dougal Bichan, and possibly more. It’s a ‘pass the jug’ event so […]

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