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* Howard Gladstone, Toronto-based performing songwriter has released his 5th and strongest album. (Hourglass, 2017)
* After a 3-year hiatus to recover from a spinal cord injury, he is now returning to performing with renewed energy, passion and commitment.
* Solo, Duo, and Trio including vocalist Laura Fernandez and guitarist Tony Quarrington.
* Available for clubs, house concerts, festivals and other fine listening venues.
New album “Hourglass” garnering positive reviews:
“An emblematic album, embracing the tradition of the troubadour and the philosophy of the searcher, Hourglass flows with flourishes of insight and
romantic imagery” – Paul Corby, Corby’s Orbit
“Hourglass, a collection of nine exquisite songs about human fragility and strength, as time ticks away” – Ruth Schweitzer, Canadian Jewish News
“I’m biased because I recorded it, but Hourglass is filled with a real life energy” – Peter J. Moore, Grammy winning engineer
Howard Gladstone experienced a sudden onset spinal stenosis in 2014 that resulted in debilitating spinal surgery and a slow gradual recovery. After three years, Howard is able to return to music, with a higher level of commitment and inspiration. During this period Howard understood at a deeper level the healing power of art and music. The songs reflect a quiet despair, but matched by an optimism fuelled by hope that have resonated with reviewers and audiences. Now Howard and the Trio want to perform and share this music.
In addition to performing solo, and as a duo with long-time collaborator Tony Quarrington, Howard began a collaboration with Toronto-based Spanish born singer-songwriter-pianist- radio host Laura Fernandez who sings in both Spanish and English on “Hourglass.”
Hourglass will be released on CD, vinyl and digitally, including in high-resolution audio on a new label Sonic Peach Music, founded by Gladstone & Fernandez.
Howard Gladstone Trio with vocalist/pianist Laura Fernandez & guitarist Tony Quarrington
An eclectic and fascinating Trio, featuring original songs by all members, including Spanish/world influences from Laura (vocalist, pianist, songwriter, radio host Café Latino on Jazz.fm), and roots/jazz from Tony, plus Howard’s worldly and experienced songs. Standing ovation at October 2017 Hugh’s Room Live CD release. Can be supplemented by bassist Russ Boswell or George Koller.
“Howard Gladstone used to write about music. Now he writes songs. More importantly, he pens the kind of topical tunes that were the province of
singer/songwriters before navel-gazing became the norm. His music is a tribute to the great artists who inspired him.” ~ Mark Rheaume (CBC Music Resources)
“A song should touch the heart and soul of the listener. When the music is over, you should be filled with very intense feelings… Howard Gladstone does this all.” ~ www.altcountry.com
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