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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

Exclaim on Gladstone

Exclaim on Gladstone

Dec 11, 2001

.By Roman Sokal –  December 11, 2001    Although touted as a psychedelic artist, it appears that Toronto-area artist Brian Gladstone is more of a straightforward country folkster than a tripster. His stream flowing, 1980s, Roky Erickson-esque string plucking is a treat, coupled with a 1964-esque vibe transmitting from a Nashville...

Penguin Eggs Review

Penguin Eggs Review

Dec 7, 2001

The Following Review was printed in Penguin Eggs Magazine, December 2001 This is Gladstone's second album – 19 tracks in all. Original songs, cover songs, there are funny songs about Mel Lastman, serious songs about Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. There are instrumentals too, the best thing on the album. Gladstone's a good guitar player. But...

50,000 Plays Award From International Country Music

50,000 Plays Award From International Country Music

Dec 2, 2001

International Country Music Association Awards Committee PO Box 271238 Nashville TN December 17, 2001 Dear Brian, As chairperson o the International Country Music Association Awards Committee, it brings me great pleasure to inform you one of your songs has qualified for very prestigious award. "Car Song", which is posted on your personal page of our...

Back to the Sugar Camp Weekly Journal

A radio program with Steve Fruitman Thursdays @ 18:00 EST on CIUT-FM 89.5 Toronto and in Real Audio Link to Back to the Sugar Camp Web-Site  July 2001 – Following is a small exert from the Sugar Camp Journal … to get the full story Go Back to the Sugar Camp …. Well I may as well tell you that there was no train tonight. Not the 18:55...

How To Create Your Own Scene: From Folkwax Magazine

How To Create Your Own Scene: From Folkwax Magazine

Jun 4, 2001

By L.H. McLachlan – June 2002. Lynn McLachlan is a music journalist in Toronto. Recently Lynn interviewed Brian Gladstone to learn about any secrets to his success. Now Lynn shares much of that inspiring conversation with Folkwax readers. She describes how the combination of Gladstone’s diligence, dedication and persistence work in symmetry –...

Toronto’s 2nd Annual Back to The Dirt Concert for Earthday Canada

Toronto’s 2nd Annual Back to The Dirt Concert  for Earthday Canada

Apr 21, 2001

(APRIL 21, 2001)  by Dianne Wells, Journalist, To-Nite Magazine, April 2001 Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Brian Gladstone ("Back to the Dirt"), this year’s Earthday Canada Benefit Concert was a great success! He managed to recruit some very awesome musicians to volunteer their time and talent in this worthy cause to preserve the...

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