Based out of Madison, WI, Gladstone is a rock band of 5 focused musicians whose paths have intertwined for more than a decade. Gladstone's Alt-Contemp Rock sound has evolved from their early years, when they were named "Photopsia". Today, Gladstone gives a more melodic voice to the chorus with mature songwriting. Lyrical topics filled with images of nature, struggle, celebration and home reach out to anyone in the human experience.

The band's influences include Toad the Wet Sprocket, Vertical Horizon, The Eagles, Pink Floyd, James Taylor and John Mayer. Warm, rich, acoustic and electric guitar tones mingle with sweet melodies atop concrete, powerful rhythms. Strong vocal harmonies and keys add depth and polish.

Gladstone's debut indie album "Paper Sky" was released in October of 2008, nominated for 4 Madison Area Music Awards (Best New Artist, Best Pop Artist, Best Pop Album, Best Pop Song [paper sky]. For updates, contacts etc. visit www.myspace.com/gladstonemusic.

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Gladstone is a new contemporary rock group from Madison, WI. Up for 4 Madison Area Music Awards, their sound is a unique hybrid of John Mayer, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Vertical Horizon. With a well crafted new album, Paper Sky gives the listener solid bass-lines and percussion layered behind rich guitar tones, keys and voice.

Gladstone Bio

Biography
Based out of Madison, WI, Gladstone is a rock band of 5 focused musicians whose paths have parted and intertwined for more than a decade. Gladstone's Alt-Contemp Rock sound has evolved from their early years, when they were named "Photopsia". The early music was firmly rooted in complex rhythms; deeply textured songs born from open experimental songwriting. Today, Gladstone gives a more melodic voice to the chorus with uplifting and radio-friendly rock. Lyrical topics filled with images of nature, struggle, endurance, celebration and home reach out to anyone in the human experience.

The band's influences include Toad the Wet Sprocket, Vertical Horizon, The Eagles, Pink Floyd, James Taylor and John Mayer. Warm, rich, acoustic and electric guitar tones mingle with sweet melodies atop concrete, powerful rhythms. Strong vocal harmonies and keys add depth and polish to the overall sound.

Gladstone's debut album "Paper Sky" was released in October 2008. For updates, contacts, or to purchase a copy of the album, visit www.myspace.com/gladstonemusic.

Instrumentation
Jay Kindschi-Vocals and Guitar
Dan Kalagian-Vocals and Guitar
Scott Madsen-Vocals, Guitar, and Keyboards
Chris Bengry-Vocals and Bass
Tom Jacobson-Drums

Discography
Photopsia - Thrush
Photopsia - Gravity
Gladstone - Paper Sky (2008)

Links
http://www.myspace.com/gladstonemusic

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