Category Archives: In The Press

Gladstone TV Interview on Liquid Lunch

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Liquid Lunch With Hugh Riley Daily on ThatChannel.com

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Good News Toronto – Celebrating Heros reports on Brian Gladstone

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Good News Toronto celebrates the multitude of inspirational people who live in Toronto with the goal of motivating all of us to continue to make this city rich in everyday heroes. Martin C. Winer (www.martincwiner.com) Brian Gladstone Transforms his Career to Seek his Musical Roots Brian Gladstone was a well respected Electrical Engineer but when […]

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A Time For New Beginnings Reviewed by Toronto Community News

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Reprinted from Toronto Community News, Inside Toronto December 18, 2009 by Norm Nelson Well here we go again, another super positive review. A quick scan of my blog since I kicked it off a couple of weeks ago with our new website has shown it to be pretty effusive with praise, and here we go again […]

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Duggup Australia Reviews Brian Gladstone

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Brian Gladstone – By thatch • Jan 29th, 2009 • Brian Gladstone is a singer /finger picking guitarist from Toronto. And why is he being featured today? Well head over to the MySpace site, and pick any song you like (it won’t matter- trust me), if you want my pick try “A Song For Everyone“. […]

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Toronto Star Featured Story – What he really wants to do is perform

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By Greg Quill Entertainment Reporter  February 7, 2008 Brian Gladstone started Winterfolk to help his music career. Now he keeps in the background In its sixth year, Toronto’s annual Winterfolk roots music festival might – just might – make a profit. That’s not festival founder and artistic director Brian Gladstone’s biggest concern, but a profitable […]

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The Muses’s Muse – Brian Gladstone – A Time for New Beginnings

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By Jane Eamon – 08/02/06 – 09:32 AM EST Flower Power is not dead; it’s been reborn in Brian Gladstone’s new CD, A Time for New Beginnings. If you’re craving old style finger-picking with a back-porch vibe, then this CD is for you. Gladstone, creator of the Winterfolk Festival in Toronto, is no stranger to […]

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6 Years after Release, Still Getting Great Reviews

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  Back to the Dirt – 6 Years after Release, Still Getting Great Reviews Back to the Dirt – Brian Gladstone ** Independent ** 15 tracks – The songs of Brian Gladstone are quiet and unassuming. They’re comfortable songs that feel like they’ve been around a long time, like an old easy chair or your […]

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Indiecator on Brian Gladstone

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Brian Gladstone – Psychedelic Pholk Psongs Brian has done it again – he’s given the world a CD chocked full of songs that make music fun and entertaining again. Songs like ‘I Like Me’ and ‘Orange Juice Song’ may not change the world, but they will entertain it. In a time when people are looking […]

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Report on Pop Culture writes about Brian Gladstone

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Alt.Culture.Guide – The online archive of the Alt.Culture.Guide music webzine, including reviews by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, Tommy Hash and others…. The View On Pop Culture, the Reverend’s monthly review of pop culture, appears in the pages of View From The Hill, a monthly newspaper in Long Beach, California with an estimated 200,000 readers […]

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Arts & Entertainment Reviews ‘A Time For New Beginnings’

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Arts & Entertainment written by Dianne Wells 701 – about A Time for New Beginnings – Brian Gladstone I must confess that when I saw the title of this CD, I was hoping it might signify a new musical beginning, maybe something dark and sinister or even an ounce of angry emoting.  Alas, Mr. Gladstone […]

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A Cynical Review by Gerald Van Waes

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Brian Gladstone : A Time for New Beginnings June 2006 A Cynical Review by Gerald Van Waes – Brian Gladstone for me over his career has some elements which I consider a bit of wrong, but not in a (too) negative sense. First of all he has all qualities of being a hippie (like believing in […]

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Country & Western Corner reports on ‘A Time For New Beginings’

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Country & Western Corner Entertainment News Brian Gladstone's 'A Time for New Beginnings' CD album has 14 songs to remind us of our past, present and where we are headed. If you like Folk and ballads, this album is for you, and no one does it better than this Canadian GREAT! I have DJS waiting […]

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Musician presents free roots, world-music concert

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  Reprinted from Canadian Jewish News, August 2006 – Brian Gladstone, along with his five siblings, inherited musical talent from the family patriarch. Growing up, the Gladstone kids all played well together – literally – and music wafted through the air at the Gladstone abode in Toronto. And they’re still playing together, as they did […]

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Alive & Pickin’ Reviewed by Rocking the Blues

By Dianne Wells Reprinted From Rocking the Blues March 2006 This dizzying, dazzling display of country-flavoured, almost funky, folk music is a superb live recording of well-chosen tracks from his debut and follow-up CDs, Back to the Dirt and Psychedelic Pholk Psongs – I'd forgotten how wonderfully Canadian his music is! Along with stellar recording […]

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Back To The Dirt Reviewed by Folkwax Magazine

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Back to the Dirt by Brian Gladstone © 1999 Back To The Dirt Written and performed by Brian Gladstone Folkwax Magazine – Toronto singer/guitarist Brian Gladstone is a fingerpicking guitar master, a colourful storyteller and an intuitive performer. His debut CD, Back To The Dirt, is an all-acoustic offering on which he plays all the […]

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A Time For New Beginnings” Reviewed by Acoustic Guitar Workshop ..

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        Singer-songwriter and fingerstyle supremo, Brian Gladstone's new album is a quirky collection of songs that display great lyric and narrative expertise. These thought-provoking, smile-inducing songs are underpinned by Brian's superb raggy fingerpicking style. Definitely worth checking out at Brian's site. www.backtothedirt.com  

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Psychedelic Folk Radio Talks about Brian Gladstone

"PSYCHE VAN HET FOLK"  on www.radiocentraal.be Antwerp 106.7FM : live SA/2-WEEKLY : 800-1000 PM European Time http://streaming.radiocentraal.org/ Yes – There is actually is a Psychedelic Folk Songs Radio Program … (We were surprised too!) by Gerald Van Waes, Belgium. Brian Gladstone : Psychedelic Pholk Psongs                 Now this is a difficult one. First of all the […]

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Canadian Musician Talks about Brian Gladstone

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Canadian Musician Nov 2001- Although 1/2 of the CD contain percussion there’s defiantly an acoustic feel to this album. Tree hugging Simon & Garfunkle unplugged hanging with Boxcar Willie can best sum up the sound. Sounds weird doesn’t it, but it really isn’t. Stand out tracks include I LIKE ME and MEGA CITY MEL with […]

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As Printed in Online Rock, 2004

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Brian Gladstone is a finger-picking guitar master, a prophetic lyricist, a philosophical story-teller and a colorful performer. The natural evolution beyond Brian Gladstone's first CD "Back to the Dirt" – debut effort released in 1999 which gained world wide attention and remained in the top 100 World Wide Mainstream Charts for several weeks – is […]

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Now Magazine Disc Reviews – BRIAN GLADSTONE – Psychedelic Pholk Psongs

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Disc Reviews Now Magazine – BRIAN GLADSTONE – Psychedelic Pholk Psongs There's no pretense about Psychedelic Pholk Songs. It is what it is — an aging hippie playing songs influenced by his life and times in tie-dye. Though upfront, honest and rich in ingenuity, it gives off a spark when it could so easily have burst […]

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