In 2014 Howard Gladstone experienced a sudden onset spinal stenosis, resulting in emergency spinal surgery. ...
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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
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
“Hourglass” – New Release By Toronto-Based Singer/Songwriter Howard Gladstone With Special Guest Laura Fernandez!
Toronto singer-songwriter Howard Gladstone released Hourglass—his fifth album of original contemporary folk/roots music in the U.S.A. on June 15, 2018.
Hourglass… it’s a blend of superior guitar work, introspective lyrics, with an intermittent Latin undertone. ..
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.