Category Archives: In The Press

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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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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Cooler weather makes musical Medicine a welcome tonic

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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 […]

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15 stellar artists recording Tony Quarrington songs tonight

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Reprinted from Toronto Moon – I’ve written a few times now about the remarkably diverse talents of Tony Quarrington, a composer, arranger/producer, guitar virtuoso, singer-songwriter and ubiquitous musical sidekick to highly regarded artists like Noah Zacharin, Brian Gladstone and Soozi Schlanger among many others. The Juno-winning “renaissance artist” —as I described him in an article about his unique […]

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First fundraiser to complete Gaidies album tonight at Free Times |

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From Toronto Moon  As I mentioned in the introduction to the heartfelt obituary that Brian Jantzi wrote about Folk songwriter Christine Gaidies after her untimely passing last month, I never knew her, even though we were friends on social media for a little while. Those who were close to her describe Christine as an optimistic, […]

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Showcase tonight like a mini-Winterfolk show

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Reprinted from Toronto Moon Magazine – An open stage or jam can be successful because of a variety of factors that make it particularly appealing to the performers who participate and audiences who regularly support the event. Some events rely upon the personality or skills of the host, others depend on the appeal of the venue, […]

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Brian Gladstone playing at Winterfolk showcase Jan 16 at Acoustic Harvest

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Reprinted from Entertainment Beat Jan 12,2016 Acoustic Harvest presents a pre-Winterfolk showcase on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Robinson Hall, St. Nicholas Anglican Church. This sneak preview of the 14th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival will feature the finest in acoustic musicians. Sue and Dwight’s old school folk covers traditional themes such as peace, courage, […]

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Dr. B’s Saturday Afternoons Acoustic Stage – A Good Winter Antidote

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From Torontomoon.ca As what has been deemed “the coldest February ever” by meteorologists finally, blessedly comes to an end, a lot of live music venues are hurting large because of reduced income that one has to think is at least partly because of the recent inclement conditions. But not every event has been so cruelly […]

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Gladstone’s Festival Draws Crowds in Winter Cold

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Submitted by Lee Fraser – This is a tale of bitter cold and welcoming warmth. Somehow, here in Toronto, the right light bulb went on over the right head.  Winterfolk is the creation of Brian Gladstone. Having spent most of his life in the corporate world, it seems that Brian chose to explore his creative side […]

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Circle with 3 Corners Will Provide Great Strumming Tonight

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by Gary17 Toronto Moon Magazine -Three-fourths of the superstar six-string group Guitar Boys of Alderon will be on display tonight “in the round” in Durham as the new inter-regional songwriters showcase series hosted by Boris Buhot returns to Simcoe Blues & Jazz in Oshawa. I’ve written many times about the fingerstyle magic that songwriters Brian […]

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Brian Gladstone back in action as weekly open stage host starting today

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Open mics come and go and few seem to be able to put in place all the right elements to last for more than a year or so, with the vast majority fizzling long before that. But there’s good reason to think that with today’s debut of a new Saturday afternoon 2-5ish open mic being […]

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This month’s talented ‘Nashville Bound’ troupe really is!

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Reprinted from Toronto Moon Magazine – On the fourth Sunday of each month for the past nearly half-year, elegant Folk songwriter and genial host Glen Hornblast has been shepherding a stellar showcase series that brings together several talented Roots/Country artists to each do a set as part of his Nashville Bound series at Free Times […]

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Gladstone’s Saturday Swan Sessions wrap for summer today

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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 …

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Brian Gladstone Interview, from James McGee

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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 […]

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A good night for Roots at Danforth & Broadview

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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.

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Turnabout is better than fair playing as Brian accompanies Tony Wed

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Reprinted from Toronto Moon Magazine Sept 12, 2012 Since emerging onto the Toronto and international Roots scene with his debut 1999 album Back To The Dirt, Brian Gladstone has on countless occasions performed with Juno-winning, exquisitely talented guitarist Tony Quarrington accompanying him.     However, “it took 13 years for him to ask me to […]

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Where Have All the Protest Songs Gone – Toronto Star Story

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Where Have All the Protest Songs Gone June 28, 2010 – Includes Interview with Brian Gladstone  – Sometime in the late 1960s, Pete Seeger — in his prime with just a banjo and a 12-string guitar — stepped up to a single microphone on the concert stage of the Sydney Town Hall in Australia, and […]

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Brian Gladstone as Seen by Scrub Radio

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Brian Gladstone was a well respected Electrical Engineer but when his ‘Roots’ music grounding called him to return he could not resist. Brian Gladstone was an accomplished, self taught, Electrical Engineer specializing in the design of electrical transformers. However, the power coursed through Brian’s veins was grounded in the acoustic tones of ‘Roots’ music.

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Brian Gladstone: A Time for New Beginnings – CD Review

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Rating: 4.5/5 – Reprinted From Hot Indie News Gladstone is a guy who works in an office with only three walls, hates those who take two-day lunch breaks, and likes to declare his love in a park among potato salads and army ants. This album is one of the funnier ones I’ve heard, and the […]

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Festival By the Marsh – Reprinted from the Sackville NB Tribune Post

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Festival by the Marsh Opens Tonight With gallery crawl – Mount Allison University Completing the “crawl” at 8:15 p.m. at historic Cranewood mansion (see picture below) is Brian Gladstone, a veteran Toronto folk musician, inspired by the 60s peace movement, and cofounder and organizer of numerous events and charities that have encouraged peace activism and environmental and social […]

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