Singer, Songwriter, Performer

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service

Sep 28, 2021

This sign was very visible on many eating and retail establishments as I was growing up. I was very ANTI-SHIRT, and ANTI-SHOES. We staged many protests and always clashed with the pro-shirts, pro-shoes, and of course the law.   MY BODY, MY FEET, MY CHOICE.   Of course the modern version of the sign includes ‘NO VACCINATION’   Now the...

Live Streaming from the Freetimes Cafe Sept 9

Live Streaming from the Freetimes Cafe Sept 9

Sep 4, 2020

https://www.facebook.com/freetimescafe David Storey, Clela Errington, Dan McLeanJr.,Collette Savard, Brian Gladstone and Bob Cohen will be streaming/performing live from the Free Times Cafe, stream is at: https://www.facebook.com/freetimescafe Donations welcome at: www.paypal.me/freetimescafe or ETrans @ freetimescafe@rogers.com See less

Brian Gladstone sits in with Brother Howard April 5th, Tranzac Club

Brian Gladstone sits in with Brother Howard April 5th, Tranzac Club

Mar 12, 2020

Howard Gladstone appearing with his usual compatriots – Laura Fernandez (piano/vocal), Tony Quarrington (guitar/vocal), plus Bob Cohen (bass). And to spice things up a bit more, special guest is another Gladstone – Brian Gladstone – Howard’s brother, songwriter, guitar guru, and founder of Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival. Hope you...

Songwriter’s Night at 120 Diner March 25

Songwriter’s Night at 120 Diner March 25

Mar 12, 2020

Hope to see you at 120 Diner on March 25 for Songwriters Night. The music starts at 7PM and I will be doing a set at 8PM, followed by their open stage featuring Ori Dagan and Henry Lees. Also appearing is Taylor Abrahamse and Ingrid MacDonald. Spread the word! See you at the 120! The last Wednesday of the month is the...

Winterfolk Preview Show Nov 1 at Freetimes Cafe

Winterfolk Preview Show Nov 1 at Freetimes Cafe

Oct 31, 2019

Hope to see you at the Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival preview show tomorrow night (Nov 1) at Free Times Cafe, featuring artists Clela Lee Errington, Meg Tennant, Isaak Bonk, Glen Hornblast, Tony Quarrington, Zoey Adams, MrRick MusicAmericana, Heather Lynne Luckhart, Brian Gladstone. All funds...

Be In My Next Video Oct 5

Be In My Next Video Oct 5

Oct 2, 2019

BE IN MY NEXT VIDEO ! – You are invited to be in my next video. We are shooting it at Riverdale Farm Toronto on Saturday Oct 5th. Its for my song ‘Behind the Maple Leaf Slaughterhouse Doors’, which was written to encourage kindness to animals and avoid cruelty. I want this video to be the next Vegan Anthem. CHILDREN are especially...

Songs From Heaven – Barlo Palooza 7

Songs From Heaven – Barlo Palooza 7

Aug 27, 2019

Lots of Talent, Lots of Fun, Lots of Food, and lots of Great Music. Be there!

WOODSTOCK HOUR ON JAZZ FM THIS SATURDAY AUG 17

WOODSTOCK HOUR ON JAZZ FM THIS SATURDAY AUG 17

Aug 16, 2019

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 all evening, and my portion is on...

Looking Back at Woodstock, 50 Years Later

Looking Back at Woodstock, 50 Years Later

Jun 19, 2019

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 the...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you from Paul Cross

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you from Paul Cross

Jun 19, 2019

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...

Celebrating Pete Otis

Celebrating Pete Otis

Jun 5, 2019

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. Nice bright venue, the Jasper Dandy at 725...

B’Arlo Palooza 6 at the Swan

B’Arlo Palooza 6 at the Swan

Jun 2, 2019

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 generation! Sebastian Agnello, Kat Goldman, Alan...

Tin Pan North May 23

Tin Pan North May 23

May 23, 2019

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 David Baxter will be the...

‘Be In My Video’ Show

‘Be In My Video’ Show

May 18, 2019

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 videos to go viral. Band members include Brian Gladstone, Beverly Kreller,...

Celebrating the Life of Pete Otis

Celebrating the Life of Pete Otis

Mar 24, 2019

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 it will be a marvelous tribute to...

Brian Gladstone Band does the 120 Diner

Brian Gladstone Band does the 120 Diner

Mar 14, 2019

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 club will be featuring a blues jam. Great food. Great music....

Brian’s Band Does Winterfolk

Brian’s Band Does Winterfolk

Feb 23, 2019

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

Jan 5th – Glen Hornblast’s Birthday Fundraiser

Jan 5th – Glen Hornblast’s Birthday Fundraiser

Dec 26, 2018

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 of what Wychwood Open Door is – which I try to have...

Gladstone Playing Freetimes Cafe 38th Anniversary

Gladstone Playing Freetimes Cafe 38th Anniversary

Dec 12, 2018

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 showcasing the best of our open stage & will be serving...

Brian’s Annual Birthday Bash Dec 8

Brian’s Annual Birthday Bash Dec 8

Nov 19, 2018

  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...

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

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

Nov 7, 2018

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...

Winterfolk XVII Preview Nov 4

Winterfolk XVII Preview Nov 4

Nov 4, 2018

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....

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

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

Aug 7, 2018

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...

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...

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