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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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Dr. B’s – The Lost Winterfolk Set April 11, 2018

Posted by on Mar 23, 2018

As you may recall, the Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show at Winterfolk XVI Blues & Roots Festival was cancelled. This wonderful upcoming evening at Free Times Cafe is a careful...

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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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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

Nahsville Bound Winterfolk Preview Oct 30

Nahsville Bound Winterfolk Preview Oct 30

Oct 20, 2016

Don’t miss the first Winterfolk Preview at the Free Times on Sunday Oct. 30th from 8:00 to 11:00 pm – we have a stellar cast that I’m sure you’ll all enjoy: with Tony Quarrington,Brian Gladstone, Mr. Rick, Melanie Peterson,Suzanne Jarvie, Laura Fernandez, HOTCHA! and Michael Costantini – and of course Glen Hornblast as Host!...

Cooler weather makes musical Medicine a welcome tonic

Cooler weather makes musical Medicine a welcome tonic

Sep 24, 2016

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 available that help bolster your mood as the temperatures fall...

Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show Sept 24

Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show Sept 24

Sep 23, 2016

The Resurrection of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show is only a day away! On Saturday Sept 24th we launch the fall season of a most groovy open stage and jam. We are now starting at 1:00 PM at The Freetimes Cafe . I missed all of you over the summer! We’ve have really established a community for artists to hang out, meet their friends and fans, play some...

The Resurrection of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show

The Resurrection of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show

Sep 9, 2016

The Resurrection of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show ! Great news everyone – we are restarting the Saturday afternoon open stage and jam at Free Times Cafe Sept 24th. Yippee. Note the new earlier start time of 1:00 PM – let’s see how that goes. These are a few photo’s from the last show, taken just prior to the summer break. We have...

15 stellar artists recording Tony Quarrington songs tonight

15 stellar artists recording Tony Quarrington songs tonight

Aug 27, 2016

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”...

First fundraiser to complete Gaidies album tonight at Free Times |

First fundraiser to complete Gaidies album tonight at Free Times |

Aug 18, 2016

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, sunny personality and perhaps...

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