Albums


Roots and Rain – 2010

Roots and Rain – 2010

ROOTS AND RAIN is the fourth and strongest album to date from Toronto singer-songwriter Howard Gladstone. As with his earlier three, the musical territory is wide. Acoustic folk is just the starting point, the album branching off with elements of jazz, ballads, pop, rock, world – the album pleases with the expected acoustic finger-picked guitar, drums, and bass, then surprises with unexpected touches like dreamy sax, sitar, violin, mandolin & accordion.

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The Breath in the Wind – 2007

The Breath in the Wind – 2007

The Breath In The Wind, Howard Gladstone’s third CD of original songs is a live -in-studio album with singer-songwriter Howard Gladstone on acoustic guitar and vocal, and just two accompanists – long-time collaborator and brilliant guitarist Tony Quarrington, and bass accompanist Kevin Zarnett.

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Candles on The River – 2005

Candles on The River – 2005

Gladstone’s concern for social issues is deeply etched in his songs, from native rights issues (“Aboriginal Burial Ground”), to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (“Damaged Angel”) to the closing of Maritime fisheries (“Fishin’ by the Book”) to globalization and corporate indifference (“Goin’ Offshore”). “ Down to the Delta” surveys the history of the blues and the modernization & commercialization of the beloved South- and wonders where that music is going.

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Sunflowers Light The Room – 2002

Sunflowers Light The Room – 2002

A collection of 13 songs and 15 tracks, Sunflowers Light The Room exists in a a variety of musical styles, including folk, rock, blues, country, and a couple of jazz-tinged ballads. Howard Gladstone’s music has been  described as “acoustic folk...

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