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Hourglass is the fifth album by Toronto singer/songwriter Howard Gladstone. The album consists of nine original songs performed by Howard Gladstone and recorded in April and May 2017.

The album title, Hourglass, with its themes of despair, hope, healing, resolve, the inevitability of fate, and the road, viewed through the lens of passing time

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New Album Hourglass now available. View the music page for more details.

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Five Questions With Howard Gladstone

Posted on Dec 11, 2018

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

The opening track on my new album, Hourglass, is called “My Heart Won’t Let Me Keep Still.” It sets the tone for the album – resolution in the face of difficulty, healing through the power of love. It features the two acoustic guitars that pervade the album, and lovely vocal harmonies by Laura Fernandez

Review of “Hourglass” by Rootstime

Posted on Dec 11, 2018

Howard Gladstone is a modern folk troubadour who sings his poetic song lyrics about love, hope, optimism and desire in a gentle way and occasionally recalls memories of artists like sixties-folky Tim Hardin and the storytelling Leonard Cohen

Singer Wrote New Album Following Spinal Surgery – Ruth Schweitzer in CJN

Posted on Sep 29, 2017

Gladstone said that he found that music aided in his recovery. “The first time I heard live music during my rehabilitation, I broke into tears, some combination of emotional release of sorrow and joy,” he said. And making the music for Hourglass, his fifth album, was cathartic, he added…. Hourglass, a collection of nine exquisite songs about human fragility and strength, as time ticks away.