Category Archives: Out and About

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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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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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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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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The Resurrection of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show Oct 7, 2017

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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 Wanted Sign Up starts at 1:00 Come Out to Hear The Great Music Come out to Meet Your Friends Come Out to Play Some Tunes The Room: […]

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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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BLUZ FM Hour with Brian Gladstone

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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 […]

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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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3 Showcases this weekend at FMO Conference

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I have 3 showcases this weekend at 29th Annual Folk Music Ontario Conference with Tony Quarrington. Friday in Room Room 339 – 11:00 pm – with Brian Litvin presenting, World of Music, then again at 1:00 in room 353 with The Brampton Folk Club along with David Storey Music, Jory Nash,Katherine Wheatley, Mark Yan, Glenn […]

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The Fabulous Gladstone’s do the Freetimes Sept 26

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Well this is a first! All of the Gladstones will be performing together on the same stage! Sept 26th – The Fabulous Gladstones do the Free Times Cafe – featuring Bonnie Gladstone, Marci Jameson, Howard Gladstone, Julie Gladstone, Bill Gladstone, Brian Gladstone, Tony Quarrington (honorary Gladstone for the evening) and more to be announced, and […]

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Big On Bloor Festival Aug 23 with Noah Zacharin 4:00 PM

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BIG on Bloor Festival street festival tomorrow Aug 23 – I’m excited to be sharing the stage with my good friend Noah Zacharin on guitar, as well as a too rare appearance by my sister Bonnie Gladstone on backup vocals. We will be playing on The Main Festival Stage in front Bloor Collegiate Institute, at […]

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Last Dr. B’s Today Before Summer Break

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A reminder – TODAY IS Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show SEASON FINALE till we resume in September. All the fun starts at 2:00 today at Free Times Cafe . Hope you see all you famous and emerging artists there! Come armed with instruments let’s have a blast!

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Just Announced – Songwriters Night June 12

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The next NASHVILLE BOUND will be on FRIDAY JUNE 12th from 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm – with a truly all-star cast: the wonderful Michael Laderoute has migrated back from Mexico; plus Mr. Rick, Tony Quarrington,Brian Gladstone, Soozi Schlanger– and your Host: Glen Hornblast. This month’s NASHVILLE BOUND will be Songwriter-in-the-Round style – where the […]

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Hippie Fest Today May 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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Benefit Concert for Lynn Mantle, Thursday April 2

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Really excited about playing at the benefit concert for Lynn Mantle at Musideum – A World of Musical Instruments tomorrow night (Thursday). Originally scheduled record a live CD, Lynn underwent unexpected back surgery recently. Instead Lawrie Ingles stepped up and organized a benefit concert to help Lynn through this difficult time. I will be joined by […]

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Great House Concert Last Night

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What a great House Concert last night – as good as it gets! David Essig with guest Noah Zacharin up close and personal at the home of Richard A Jacobson. A truly great evening of music.

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