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The Nail Online – Psychedelic Pholk Psongs released on Silverwolf Records

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Brian Gladstone – Psychedelic Pholk Psongs released on Silverwolf Records – Review By Marty Murray  – Reprinted from The Nail Online  Toronto guitar picker extraordinaire Brian Gladstone has come a long way in a very short time. Two years ago he recorded his debut CD, "Back To The Dirt." Since then he's been playing quite […]

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Alive and Picking! – Brian Gladstone at His Very Best

  by Gary Tate – Brian Gladstone continues to fascinate, not just from a musical standpoint, but also because he's become a role model by showing what can be accomplished through sheer force of will and determination. Alive and Picking, recorded live at Convocation Hall last February as part of Toronto's annual Winterfolk festival, is […]

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Alive and Picking Reviewed by Kindle Nation Daily

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Brian Gladstone “Alive And Picking” – Recorded Live at Convocation Hall In Toronto (Self-Released 2003) Recorded live in February of 2003, Brian Gladstone’s “Alive And Picking” is eight spirited and likable finger picking guitar tunes. With Gladstone in the forefront with his sister, Bonnie, the two resemble almost too well, with their very polite banter […]

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Reprinted From Skratch Magazine, Aug 2004

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BRIAN GLADSTONE – PSYCHEDELIC PHOLK PSONGS – SILVERWOLF RECORDS – Canada’s Brian Gladstone is doing some amazing finger picking on this funny, inventive album—maybe the best folk album that I ever heard. I grew up on folk music, and Brian Gladstone is in that room with the big boys like Woody himself. Brian Gladstone’s music […]

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Plug in Music on Alive & Picking

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Plug in Music on Alive & Picking Recorded live in February of 2003, Brian Gladstone’s “Alive And Picking” is eight spirited and likable finger picking guitar tunes. With Gladstone in the forefront with his sister, Bonnie, the two resemble almost too well, with their very polite banter and light jokes, that Saturday Night Live skit […]

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Pholkie and Phingerpicker Extraordinaire from Canada

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 Reprinted from Folkwax Magazine – March 2004 – 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 instruments. Wolf Hassel, formerly of multi-platinum Canadian Pop act Frozen Ghost, who wrote the […]

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Rambles Reviews Alive & Picking

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        Alive & Picking opens at a run, with Brian Gladstone and Tony Quarrington detailing the desperado life of an "Asphalt Cowboy." Fast picking and playful cameos by a cheerful female vocalist detail the exploits of a would-be wild man trying to break into the country music business. It's funny, earnest, very […]

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Folk’s Changing Face – Toronto Globe & Mail by Li Robbins

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What in the world does the word folk mean in 2004, LI ROBBINS asks. The answer, my friend, is blowing in the prevailing winds of change.   Includes Interview with Brian Gladstone.  By LI ROBBINS – Saturday, January 31, 2004 –   Other peoples’ parents had cocktail parties. Mine had hootenannies, during which the invocation of […]

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Culture Raven writes about ‘Alive & Pickin’

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Pleasant enough finger-picked acoustic guitar. Odd home brewed CD. Liner notes go on and on about the magnetic devices he designs for his brother’s company. Sample title: “I like me.” Does that mean I have to? I do remember this song however, so the CD passes the distraction test. Lunch passes by pleasantly. I chuckle […]

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Psychedelic Pholk Psongs Reviewed by Blues On Stage

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June 3, 2003 by Joe Curtis Brian Gladstone has released a 'phine', new folk/blues CD entitled Psychedelic Pholk Psongs. The very quirkiness of the title suggests something weird and different. This CD isn't the average rehash, culled from other previous well-known folk balladeers. All the songs on this CD, are Gladstone originals — that makes them […]

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Gladstone will go Back To The Dirt for Earthday Tues. April 23 at Tranzac

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For the third year in a row, Folk artist Brian Gladstone is organizing a "Back To The Dirt for Earthday" concert, to be held at Tranzac Club this coming Tuesday, April 23. And once again Gladstone, whose own Back To The Dirt and Psychedelic Pholk Psongs albums have received rave international reviews, has put together […]

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Gladstone Gets 5 Stars from ICMA

International Country Music Association News Letter, January 18, 2002 – by Colonel Bobbie Patterson, President, ICMA – Canada, Brian Gladstone, "Psychedelic Pholk Psongs" 19 sides, Bluegrassy, and groovy at the same time, it's so cool you need gloves to handle it. 5 Stars  

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Joe Vincent’s top 101 for 2001 Includes Brian Gladstone’s Psychedelic Pholk Psongs at # 2 !

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Joe Vincent's top 101 for 2001 Includes Brian Gladstone's Psychedelic PholkPsongs at # 2 !  – From Jolly Roger Pirate Radio Joe Vincent is the founder of the JRRI radio network – pirate radio broadcast into 7 continents via short wave radio at 6235 Khz.  JOLLY ROGER RADIO. What a strange name for a pirate […]

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The Brian Gladstone Interview in Outer Shell

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    THE BRIAN GLADSTONE INTERVIEW – by Roy Harper June 2002    Brian Gladstone hails from Canada and his current CD is titled 'Back To The Dirt'. RH – Your music is 'folk-rock’. What drew you to that genre of music? BG – I was fortunate to be musically aware during the folk revival in the 60s; […]

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‘Country Inverviews Online’ Interviews Brian Gladstone

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 Interview with Brian Gladstone – By: Kenita Vanderslice Reprinted from Country Interviews Online, December 2002. Talking to Brian was an exciting adventure discussing music before it included much electronic music. His music is very "back to the dirt" real country folk music. The music of today is real. The songs discuss real problems and dealing […]

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Psychedelic Fanzine Interviews Brian Gladstone

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Double Issue # 11 / 12 – September 2002. – Forward by Hedegus Mark, Editor, Psychedelic Fanzine Toronto singer-guitarist Brian Gladstone is an inspired finger-picking guitar player, a colourful performer and a passionate songwriter. A true original who forges his own path in the world of music, Gladstone’s first release (1999’s "Back to the Dirt") […]

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Basement Demo to Record Deal and Worldwide Airplay  – In Three Years 

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Cover Story, Folk Wax Magazine, Sept 2002 By L.H. McLachlan – Just three years ago, Brian Gladstone was an unknown folk artist who had just recorded his first album, Back to the Dirt. Like many indie artists, he had been working in a vacuum, recording his original songs in his home studio. At the time, […]

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Brian Gladstone Thrilled Outdoors

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Reprinted from To-Nite Magazine July 11, 2002 Brian Gladstone and his whole band of psychedelic pholkies entertained a really happy-to-be-there group of people outside Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. in downtown Toronto on Thurs. July 11, 2002 as part of the noontime Concert In The Park series from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.. […]

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Live Review – Peace, Love and Folk Songs at Mel Lastman Square, with Brian Gladstone and the Folksingers For Peace

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Live Review Peace, Love and Folk Songs at Mel Lastman Square, with Brian Gladstone and the Folksingers For Peace Sat. June 28, 2003 by Gary 17 "Keeping the Blues Alive Award" Achievement for Blues on the Internet Presented by The Blues Foundation Live Review Peace, Love and Folk Songs at Mel Lastman Square, with Brian […]

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Reprinted from German Country Music News

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By: Ch.Lamitschka Mitglied Beiträge: (Datum: 05/30/02 um 19:03:11) Psychedelic Pholk Psongs Goes To Second Pressing   Things are Looking good for Canadian Country Artist Brian Gladstone – Silverwolf Records Re-Releases Brian Gladstone's Second Album After Studio Makeover and Re-Master. Brian Gladstone is a finger-picking guitar master, a dynamic lyricist, a philosophical story-teller and a powerful performer.   […]

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