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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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Singer Wrote New Album Following Spinal Surgery

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.

Howard Gladstone album release “Hourglass” + Sonic Peach Music record label launch Thursday October 5, 2017

Posted on Aug 21, 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

A Tale Of Two Guitars

Posted on Aug 7, 2017

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….

“Music is the last thing to go” for Glen Campbell

Posted on Feb 25, 2016

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.