Toronto singer-songwriter Howard Gladstone releases HOURGLASS – his fifth album of original contemporary folk music, with an occasional Latin accent – worldwide on Friday, June 15th at the Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON. Gladstone will perform in his trio format, including accomplished vocalist, pianist, songwriter Laura Fernandez and the virtuoso, fret-burning Tony Quarrington. Alongside the worldwide album release, Gladstone and co-founder Fernandez will also launch their new high-resolution record label SONIC PEACH MUSIC. For more information please visit: www.howardgladstone.com / www.sonicpeachmusic.com / www.dorakeogh.to
Three years after spinal surgery Howard Gladstone has returned to music with a higher level of commitment, inspiration, and deeper understanding of its healing power. Gladstone has written songs that reflect a quiet despair, but answered by a message of hope, perseverance and optimism. The songs on Hourglass have resonated well with early reviewers, audiences and garnered international radio airplay.
The album sparkles with featured performances from pianist/vocalist Laura Fernandez, guitar genius Tony Quarrington, and acoustic bass master George Koller.
In 2017, Gladstone, along with Fernandez founded Sonic Peach Music, an independent record label. Demonstrating Sonic Peach Music’s commitment to audio fidelity, Hourglass was recorded in 192kHz/24bit resolution by Peter J. Moore, Grammy®-winning recording and mastering engineer (The Basement Tapes), using the Calrec microphone made famous in the Cowboy Junkies’ groundbreaking Trinity Sessions. The label will be releasing the catalog of revered Canadian songwriter Stan Rogers, re-mastered in High Resolution audio, plus other titles from Borealis Records.
Howard Gladstone: vocal, acoustic guitar
Laura Fernandez: vocal
Tony Quarrington: guitars, vocal
George Koller: bass
Bob Scott: drums
Peter J. Moore: engineering and mastering
Release date: JUNE 15, 2018
Label: Sonic Peach Music
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