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

Open Mic Helps Artists Find Their Footing

Open Mic Helps Artists Find Their Footing

Oct 17, 2019

Reprinted from CJN, Written by Ruth Schweitzer – At Dr. B’s, mature musicians mentor emerging artists, just as Gladstone was coached by Norm Hacking, a champion of local folk and roots artists who hosted Norm’s Living Room, a similar event that ran until 2002. Gladstone taught himself how to play guitar in the evenings while his children were...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 want.

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

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

Sep 18, 2017

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: It’s a good listening room filled with creative energy to enjoy...

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    

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