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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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Nashville Bound Homeless Benefit March 11 2018

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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 […]

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Hugh’s Room Live presents Winterfolk XVI Preview

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Acoustic Harvest + Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival Present: Winterfolk XVI Preview & Benefit
Featuring Dirty Dishes, Brian Gladstone w/Tony Quarrington, HOTCHA!, Julian Fauth and more.

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Winterfolk XVI Preview Jan 21

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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 […]

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Winterfolk Preview Show

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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.

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Gladstone hosting Freetimes Cafe 37th Anniversary Show

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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 […]

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Brian’s Annual Birthday Bash Dec 9

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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 […]

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The Fabulous Gladstones Do the Freetimes Oct 28

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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 want.

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Glad To Be Standing Show Sept 30th

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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 […]

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Hosting Freetimes Cafe Open Stage Aug 7

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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    

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Great Day at Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show

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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 Walker, Wayne Neon, Victoria Lidia Ilgacs, Dorothy O. Laxton, David Storey, Henry Nozuka. Spotted in the bleachers Linda Spiegel, Arlo […]

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Dr. B’s Season Finale July 29, 2017

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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 […]

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Sometime Life Gets in the Way of Life

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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 […]

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Just Announced – June 3, 2017 with David Essig

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 date.

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Sitting in with the Jerome Tucker Band

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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. 

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Guinness Book of World Records Longest Concert Attempt!

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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 […]

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