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No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service

Posted by on Sep 28, 2021

This sign was very visible on many eating and retail establishments as I was growing up. I was very ANTI-SHIRT, and ANTI-SHOES. We staged many protests and always clashed with the...

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No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service

Posted by on Sep 28, 2021

This sign was very visible on many eating and retail establishments as I was growing up. I was very ANTI-SHIRT, and ANTI-SHOES. We staged many protests and always clashed with the...

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In The Press

Protest Singer Takes on Contemporary Subjects – and a Dash of Humour

Posted by on Jul 1, 2018

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...

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Newsletters

Where’s Brian These Days? Sept – Oct 2015

Posted by on 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...

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Recent Posts

Feb 28, 2014 See Ya At The Swan!

Feb 28, 2014 See Ya At The Swan!

Mar 1, 2004

How spoiled we have become – it’s going up to 0 degrees C on Saturday – we are all excited that thing are finally warming up. Well they are.

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

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

Jan 31, 2004

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...

Culture Raven writes about ‘Alive & Pickin’

Culture Raven writes about ‘Alive & Pickin’

Jul 4, 2003

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 at a song about our ex-mayor Mel Lastman ....

Psychedelic Pholk Psongs Reviewed by Blues On Stage

Psychedelic Pholk Psongs Reviewed by Blues On Stage

Jun 3, 2003

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...

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

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

Apr 23, 2003

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 a lineup of some of Canada's...

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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