Reprinted from Penguin Eggs Magazine – Dec 2017 Edition Hourglass is the fifth album release for the...
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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.
An emblematic album, embracing the tradition of the troubadour and the philosophy of the searcher, Hourglass flows with flourishes of insight and romantic imagery.
Howard Gladstone album release “Hourglass” + Sonic Peach Music record label launch Thursday October 5, 2017
TORONTO – Toronto singer-songwriter Howard Gladstone releases HOURGLASS – his fifth album of original contemporary folk music, with an occasional Latin accent – on Thursday, October 5th at Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. Toronto, ON. Gladstone will be accompanied by an ensemble of highly talented and creative musicians, including accomplished vocalist, pianist, songwriter Laura Fernandez and the virtuoso, fret-burning Tony Quarrington. Alongside the album release, Gladstone and co-founder Fernandez will also launch their new high-resolution record label SONIC PEACH
My first guitar was a Kent 6-string, purchased from the Eaton’s catalogue, for $10. Whatever little money I had was earned from caddying for tips on the local golf course, and prior to that, delivering newspapers. I had that guitar for a few years until I could afford $90 for a nice 6-string Spanish-made guitar.
In 1976 I was in the market for a new guitar….
New book on miscarriages of justice and devastating personal cost; Howard Gladstone’s song covers same territory
Howard Gladstone’s song Tammy (The Wheels of Justice) musically recounts the miscarriage of justice in Ontario that led to the wrongful conviction of Tammy Marquardt in 1995. A new book published in January 2017, Death in the Family, by John Chipman describes the horrifying ordeal ….
The documentary movie, “I’ll Be Me,” sensitively portrays the progress of Alzheimer’s in country singer/guitarist Glen Campbell. In spite of his ongoing mental deterioration, the fabled guitarist/country singer goes on the road to perform a nation-wide farewell tour, at the urging of his family.