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Gladstone’s Saturday Swan Sessions wrap for summer today

Gladstone’s Saturday Swan Sessions wrap for summer today

May 21, 2014

Although it’s still a very new event, the weekly Saturday Sessions at the Swan 2 p.m. acoustic open mic/jam at Black Swan … . Attendance for the past couple of weeks has been a little thin, an issue that plagued the event in its early weeks but seemed to get resolved for a while by early spring after …

Saturday Sessions Resumes in September

Saturday Sessions Resumes in September

May 20, 2014

Thanks to all who came out – it is a great event because of you! Saturday May 17th was the final ‘Saturday Sessions at the Swan’ for 2014 and we will resume again in September. Those artists who participated took part in a very intimate afternoon of great acoustic music, and together we created a community setting for artists, fans, and friends to hang...

Saturday Sessions Season Finale and More

Saturday Sessions Season Finale and More

May 9, 2014

Will resume in the fall! We will be taking a break for the summer, as I need to take a few months away to pursue some other artistic endeavours. I will be recording my new album over the summer, booking lots of local shows, and hopefully lining up my summer tour. Saturday May 10th – Come out and play some tunes or come out to just enjoy the music Join us...

This Week at the Swan

This Week at the Swan

Apr 27, 2014

Once again we had a stellar cast of players this week April 26, 2014 including the Lovely Roger Zuraw, Bill Isen, Steve Raiken, Bela Ray, Jim Amar, Jerry Rush, Robin Guitar, and Glen Hornblast. The dancing queen Pamela Tena was there in fine voice and style, and of course Kevin Norman took some great photos.  It's likely we will be taking our summer...

Saturday Sessions Back at the Swan Tomorrow (Apr 26)

Saturday Sessions Back at the Swan Tomorrow (Apr 26)

Apr 25, 2014

After a brief one week Easter hiatus, Saturday Sessions is back at the Swan and ready to roll tomorrow, April 26th. Every Saturday at the Black Swan at 2:00 in the Afternoon 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 2:00 Come...

Another Brilliant Saturday!

Another Brilliant Saturday!

Apr 16, 2014

Well another totally awesome talent filled session last Saturday at the Black Swan Tavern . The great Players included the lovely Roger Zuraw, Jo-Anne Park , Chris Welsh, Steve Raiken, Bela Ray, Dwight Peters (Mr.Sue Peters), Jerry Rush, Vadim Korolitsky, Axe Arthur Renwick & Pat, Glen Hornblast , Kevin Norman and more. Thanks especially to Tony...

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SWAN ON SATURDAY ..

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SWAN ON SATURDAY ..

Apr 11, 2014

Getting ready for our next edition of Saturdays the The Swan tomorrow, April 11. I just got a call from my buddy Tony Quarrington to let me know he will be coming down tomorrow to play some guitar and join in the fun. Every Saturday at the Black Swan at 2:00 in the Afternoon Join us for an intimate afternoon of great acoustic music, every Saturday. We want to...

April 5 at the Swan

April 5 at the Swan

Apr 7, 2014

Certainly another stellar afternoon of music at the Black Swan! Players included Roger Zuraw, David McLaughlan, Jerry Rush, Cindy Dell and Sue Leonard, Jo-Anne Park, Mark Denington, Peter Malloy, Axe and Pat (aka Ami and Pot), Bill Isen with Leon on guitar, Paul Jones, Pete Otis, Bela Ray, Harpin’ Norm, Robin Guitar with Ed the clarinet player. In...

Dr B’s Acoustic Medicine Show Image Gallery

Dr B’s Acoustic Medicine Show  Image Gallery

Apr 7, 2014

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Moving Sale on Brian Gladstone’s CD Collection

Moving Sale on Brian Gladstone’s CD Collection

Apr 1, 2014

Yes that’s right I’m moving, there is lots of stock,  and I would rather sell them than move them!   CD’s are $10.00 ea or Bundle of 4 for $30.00 includes personal autograph Shipping added to order – will send to Canada or USA, or you can pick them up at my weekly Saturday show at the Black Swan Quantity: Inventory Restriction...

Tony Quarrington will be joining us March 29 Saturday Session

Tony Quarrington will be joining us March 29 Saturday Session

Mar 28, 2014

Well it looks like we will finally have some spring weather over the weekend, finally! I was playing guitar with Tony Quarrington this afternoon at my place, and we had such a great time he wants to continue the jam session tomorrow at Saturday Sessions at the Swan. I'm sure he will be happy to sit in with other artists as well, so this is a great...

Our Best Saturday So Far

Our Best Saturday So Far

Mar 23, 2014

What a great day of music and community at the Swan last Saturday March 21. Performers inlucded Roger Zuraw, Gary Larocca, Rent Party, Mark Denington, Bela Ray, Dan McLean Jr, Bill Isen, Dougie, Laryy Sulky, Glen Hornblast, Pat Orton, Axe Renfrew, James Sloan, Pete Otis, Harpin Norm Lucien the harmonica guru, and a few more! In addition to great players,...

Looking forward to another Saturday Session at the Swan

Looking forward to another Saturday Session at the Swan

Mar 22, 2014

Spring is in the air, the snow melting, and what better way is there to spend a Saturday afternoon than making music at the Swan. It all happens again tomorrow March 22, hope you can join us for a great afternoon of friends and music. See you at the Swan. All the details are here on the website . ...

Saturday Sessions at the Swan Continue Tomorrow March 15

Saturday Sessions at the Swan Continue Tomorrow March 15

Mar 14, 2014

Come out and play some tunes or come out to just enjoy the music Every Saturday at the Black Swan at 2:00 in the Afternoon 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. We are looking to form a house band so lots of stage time Players Wanted Sign Up starts at 2:00...

Testimonials

Testimonials

Mar 13, 2014

Brian credits his success to a positively charged resolve and says that, despite some predictable moments of self doubt, “it never occurred to me that I wouldn’t succeed.”     Scrub Review Never afraid to test boundaries, Brian Gladstone's music appeals to a wide range of listeners including traditional country fans and the...

Musically it was a great day, ‘but ….. ‘

Musically it was a great day, ‘but ….. ‘

Mar 9, 2014

The 'But …..' is below … Once again there was certainly no shortage of talent and the Black Swan for 'Saturday Sessions' yesterday. Players included Jo-Anne Park, Terry Hart, Mark Dennington, James Sloan, Sany Greenberg with Thomas Cormier, Bela Ray, Michael Cuddy and Sarah Ives, and of course Axe & Pat who are now calling their...

Dr B’s Acoustic Medicine Show

Dr B’s Acoustic Medicine Show

Mar 5, 2014

Dr B’s Acoustic Medicine Show is taking a break over the Summer and will resume in September 2015 View Image Gallery Saturdays at the Freetimes Cafe Every Saturday at the Freetimes Cafe 2:00 in the Afternoon. 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....

Children Sleep in Snow

Children Sleep in Snow

Mar 3, 2014

‘Children Sleep in Snow’ is written and recorded by Brian Gladstone, on my first album called ‘Back to the Dirt, released in 1999. I wrote it after I saw some young teenagers sleeping in the bank machine room in down-town Toronto, on a cold winter’s night. If anyone complains about the winter this year, just watch this and you may not...

Don’t Bypass My Heart

Don’t Bypass My Heart

Feb 28, 2014

Black Swan, Saturday Sessions, Toronto, February 22, 2014 This was recorded live at my weekly Saturday sessions gig. It’s a really safe place to try out new material. As you can see I have still to do a bit of work to clean up the guitar playing on this tune, before I record it. Just practice, practice, and then more practice! A Video by Randall...

Brian Gladstone Interview, from James McGee

Brian Gladstone Interview, from James McGee

Feb 10, 2014

Brian Gladstone Interview, V1 Had a chance last week (on a snowy afternoon no less) to sit down with Brian Gladstone and discuss the upcoming Winterfolk Festival. Now in its 12th year the festival features a wide range of musical styles including Zydeco, cajun, blues, roots, and blue grass. Brian talks about the early days of the festival, the showcases, and...

A good night for Roots at Danforth & Broadview

A good night for Roots at Danforth & Broadview

Sep 16, 2013

If you’re a fan of Roots music or a performer of that persuasion (and really, what isn’t “Roots” music or at least related to/derived from it, when you think of it?) then you want to get yourself to Danforth Ave. just east of the corner of Broadview Ave. on Monday, Sept. 16.

For A Day In The Park Live at Hodgeson’s Annual Picnic in Scenic Brighton Ontario

For A Day In The Park Live at Hodgeson’s Annual Picnic in Scenic Brighton Ontario

Aug 21, 2013

For a day in the park, with you my dear I would plan ahead a week or two for you …

Honouring Brian Gladstone

Honouring Brian Gladstone

May 9, 2013

Honouring Our Own : Brian Gladstone at the Trane Studio performing "A Song for Everyone" with fellow musicians: Mr. Rick, Tony Quarrington , Sue and Dwight.

Brian Gladstone & Tony Quarrington – For A Day in the Park at Winterfolk

Brian Gladstone & Tony Quarrington – For A Day in the Park at Winterfolk

Feb 19, 2013

By Randall Cook – Published on Feb 19, 2013 Winterfolk XI – February 15, 2013 – Delta Chelsea

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