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Just Announced – June 3, 2017 with David Essig

Just Announced – June 3, 2017 with David Essig

Apr 29, 2017

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...

BLUZ FM Hour with Brian Gladstone

BLUZ FM Hour with Brian Gladstone

Feb 9, 2017

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 Festival. We will be spinning tracks from Winterfolk artists including...

Arts Night for Animal Rights Dec 3

Arts Night for Animal Rights Dec 3

Nov 29, 2016

A night of singing, poetry, comedy. Come out and support your AR freinds, and enjoy the delicious vegan eats at D-Beastro. Arts Night for Animal Rights – A night of singing, poetry, comedy and Brian. ARt Night for Animal...

Winterfolk XV Preview & Brian’s Birthday Party

Winterfolk XV Preview & Brian’s Birthday Party

Nov 19, 2016

Festival-goers will have a chance to get a sneak preview of what’s in store at the 15th ANNUAL WINTERFOLK BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL when some of the finest folk, roots and blues artists will take the stage at Toronto’s Black Swan Tavern on Saturday, November 26th. Doors open at 7:30 pm and music starts at 8:00 pm for this event to benefit Winterfolk. Visit the...

Nahsville Bound Winterfolk Preview Oct 30

Nahsville Bound Winterfolk Preview Oct 30

Oct 20, 2016

Don’t miss the first Winterfolk Preview at the Free Times on Sunday Oct. 30th from 8:00 to 11:00 pm – we have a stellar cast that I’m sure you’ll all enjoy: with Tony Quarrington,Brian Gladstone, Mr. Rick, Melanie Peterson,Suzanne Jarvie, Laura Fernandez, HOTCHA! and Michael Costantini – and of course Glen Hornblast as Host!...

Cooler weather makes musical Medicine a welcome tonic

Cooler weather makes musical Medicine a welcome tonic

Sep 24, 2016

Summer is officially over and, as if watching the calendar, Mother Nature has begun offering a taste of the cooler weather to come.  While many will cope with the change in part by getting flu shots over the coming couple of months (I’m glad I did last year, I can say unreservedly) other tonics are available that help bolster your mood as the temperatures fall...

Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show Sept 24

Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show Sept 24

Sep 23, 2016

The Resurrection of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show is only a day away! On Saturday Sept 24th we launch the fall season of a most groovy open stage and jam. We are now starting at 1:00 PM at The Freetimes Cafe . I missed all of you over the summer! We’ve have really established a community for artists to hang out, meet their friends and fans, play some...

Tribute to Christine Gaidies Aug 18

Tribute to Christine Gaidies Aug 18

Aug 11, 2016

Over 15 performers playing 2 songs apiece starting at 8:00 pm: We go from 8:00 to 11:30 pm – I’ll do my best to accommodate folks, but this is the tentative order of performers: Brian Jantzi, Michelle Lecce, Sean Peever, Peter Mathieson, The Curries, Jean Baillargeon, Joanne Crabtree, Glen Gary, Herb Dale, Tony Hanik, Lynn Harrison, Harpin Norm...

The Songs of Tony Quarrington Recorded Live Aug 27

The Songs of Tony Quarrington Recorded Live Aug 27

Aug 10, 2016

Be a Part of a New Tribute CD – Recorded Live off the Floor ‘The Songs of Tony Quarrington’ 15 Artists playing the music of Tony Quarrington Laura Fernandez – HOTCHA! – Stuart Laughton – Wayne Neon – Isabel Fryszberg – Soozi Schlanger – Wendell Ferguson – Fraser & Girard – Jon Brooks –...

Back In the Studio

Back In the Studio

May 5, 2016

Back in the studio tomorrow with Margaret Stowe and Tony Quarrington hopefully lay down 5 guitar tracks for some of my new songs. I tend to write above my ability to play, so they take me forever to learn and I practice insessently. Sometimes I will work on a tune for over a year to get it clean and up to speed. As primarily a ‘finger-style’ guitar...

Happy Spring in December

Happy Spring in December

Dec 4, 2015

Happy Spring Everyone! Hard to believe it’s December, and my thermal underwear is still packed away from last year. Now that Black Friday has come and gone, I am officially declaring tomorrow Dec 5 as ‘Psychedelic Psaturday’, and will be sporting my cosmis hand-painted Gibson Starburst at the new and improved Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show at...

Freetimes Cafe 35th Anniversary – Dec 15

Freetimes Cafe 35th Anniversary – Dec 15

Nov 30, 2015

The Freetimes Cafe 320 College St Toronto, Ont M5T 1S3 Canada (416) 967-1078 MapThe Freetimes Cafe Celebrating 35 years of 7 days a week live original music & entertainment, with over 10,000 nights of music, over 400 poetry readings, over 500 nights of comedy and improv, over 100 original art shows, over 900 concerts of Klezmer and Yiddish music! Tuesday,...

WINTERFOLK SNEAK PREVIEW & BENEFIT N0V 22

WINTERFOLK SNEAK PREVIEW & BENEFIT N0V 22

Nov 18, 2015

Really excited about playing at the upcoming Winterfolk & A Better World fundraiser and festival preview show on Nov 22 at Free Times Cafe in Toronto. Will be sharing the stage with lots of talent including Noah Zacharin,Tony Quarrington , MrRick MusicAmericana , D’Arcy Wickham , Clela Lee Errington , Brian Gladstone, Glen Hornblast , HOTCHA! and...

3 Showcases this weekend at FMO Conference

3 Showcases this weekend at FMO Conference

Oct 15, 2015

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 McFarlane and more. Then on Saturday...

Where’s Brian These Days? Sept – Oct 2015

Where’s Brian These Days? Sept – Oct 2015

Sep 22, 2015

Happy End of Summer Everyone! Image above was taken at the ‘Big on Bloor’ festival, on stage with Noah Zacharin, Bonnie Gladstone, and host Earl Woodcock. Well it’s hard to believe we are now into September, summer is coming to an end, the days are getting shorter, fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high. Hope your summer was as much fun...

Dr. B’s Fall 2015 Session starts Oct 3 at the Freetimes Cafe

Dr. B’s Fall 2015 Session starts Oct 3 at the Freetimes Cafe

Aug 26, 2015

Thanks for all the great feedback and input. It was a tough decision, but now it’s official. We are back at the Free Times Cafe for another exciting season of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show starting again on Oct 3rd. Together, we can have another great season of fun, music, and friends every Saturday at the...

Nashville Bound Concert June 12 @ Freetimes Cafe

Nashville Bound Concert June 12 @ Freetimes Cafe

Jun 12, 2015

I’m really looking forward to playing at NASHVILLE BOUND Songwriters In The Round – FRI. JUNE 12th – 8:00 pm to 11:30 along with lots of great talent inluding Tony Quarrington , MrRick MusicAmericana, Soozi Schlanger, Michael Laderoute and of course organizer and host Glen Hornblast . Its at The Free Times Cafe tonight. All the fun starts at...

A Most Unusual Day Indeed

A Most Unusual Day Indeed

Jun 2, 2015

It was a most unusual day at Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show last Saturday. Just after we got rolling, during my opening set, the sound system at the Free Times Cafe started to growl and then died. So we decided to continue with no PA system, and I’m sure it brought the best out of the artists. It’s a small room, and when it’s quiet makes a...

Only 2 more Dr. B’s Sessions before Summer Break

Only 2 more Dr. B’s Sessions before Summer Break

May 29, 2015

Dr. B’s tomorrow ! Only 2 more weeks left this season before Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show takes a summer break. Artists are welcome to bring their instruments and play a few tunes, and everyone is invited to come for the music, the friendship, and the great Freetimes food. Hope you can join us tomorrow (May 30th) starting at 2PM at the Free Times...

Where’s Brian These Days? May – June 2015

Where’s Brian These Days? May – June 2015

May 15, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015 Unsubscribe | Printable Version | Send this to a friend In this issue: • Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show – Saturdays • Spirit of Yorkville Festival – May 22, 23 • Songwriters Showcase June 12 Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show – Saturdays Saturdays at the Freetimes Cafe Dr. B’s will be running till Saturday...

Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show News

Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show News

May 15, 2015

Saturdays at the Freetimes Cafe – Only 4 weeks till summer shut down! Dr. B’s will be running till Saturday June 6th, then will be taking a summer break and resume in September. Every Saturday at the Freetimes Cafe 2:00 in the Afternoon. Join us for an intimate afternoon of great acoustic music, It’s a place for artists, friends, and fans to...

Today at Dr. B’s

Today at Dr. B’s

Apr 18, 2015

It was another stellar day of music today at Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show . We celebrated 2 birthdays – Steve Raiken, as well as my brotherHoward Gladstone. There were quite a few listeners (or as I call them, ‘Normal Humans’), and certainly no shortage of artists inculding Steve Raiken, Nicole Gauthier. Lawrie Ingles, Bonnie Gladstone,...

All are invited to Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show

All are invited to Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show

Apr 17, 2015

Cheech has been working on his new tunes over the last few weeks, and may join us tomorrow for another episode of the continually unfolding Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show at the Free Times Cafe . We have an open admittance policy and welcome artists of any species, including folk singers! Hope to see you Sat Apr 18 with your instrument, your friends,and of...

Spirit of Yorkville Festival May 22 – 23, 2015

Spirit of Yorkville Festival May 22 – 23, 2015

Apr 12, 2015

I’m really excited to be performing at the first annual Spirit of Yorkville First Annual Festival Early Bird Tickets until April 30 in Toronto on May 22 / 23. Its a great chance to see many of the artists who played the clubs of Yorkville during the late 60’s, and relive much of my misguided youth. That’s the time when I was starting to play...

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