Paul Richmond, John Sheldon & Tony Vacca – DO IT NOW! HUMAN RIGHTS DAY                

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December 10, 2022 7:00 pm
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December 10, 2022 9:00 pm
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Workshop13, Church Street, Ware, MA, USA   View map
Celebrating Human Rights Day with
DO IT NOW: Paul Richmond, John Sheldon & Tony Vacca
Saturday, December 10th, 7 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at door
Buy Tickets
 
 
DO IT NOW
 
John Sheldon is in his 50th year of writing songs, composing music, and performing his unique style of electric and acoustic guitars. Performing credits include a stint when he was 17 as the lead guitarist for VAN MORRISON, songwriter for JAMES TAYLOR, a member of the Sixties’ psychedelic jazz-rock band THE BEAD GAME (whose drummer was JIM HODDER, later of STEELY DAN), and touring with LINDA RONSTADT and JAMES TAYLOR.
 
Tony Vacca has become a true “rhythm nomad,” incorporating a world of percussion music and instruments to create something… all his own. Over the course of his career, he has made a habit of pushing the already adventurous conventions of World Music into new territory, both as a  soloist and as the leader of his World Rhythms Ensemble. Twenty-one trips to West Africa have contributed to his unique approach and to his depth of knowledge regarding African and American musical traditions.
 
His solo performances are a nearly non-stop athletic and musical spectacle,  to which he adds some of his spoken word and rhythm poetry. Using giant  West African balafons, twenty-tuned gongs, djembes, djun-djun, talking drums and an outrageous percussion drum set, Tony Vacca has created a  unique blend of rhythm, word, and drum that has come to be the signature of his work.  Vacca has recorded and performed with such a wide range of musicians such as Sting, Senegalese Afro-pop artist Baaba Maal, Jazz trumpeter Don Cherry, poet Abiodun Oyewole, Senegalese Hip-Hop artists Gokh-bi System, and Massamba Diop.
 
Paul Richmond 
National Beat Poetry Foundation, Inc. named Paul Richmond Beat Poet Laureate three times; 
Massachusetts 2017 to 2019,  
U S National Beat Poet Laureate 2019 – 2020. 
New Generation Beat Poet Laureate 2020 – Lifetime
 
Paul is best described as political, deadpan, and wryly humorous delivered in his own style. He has been called, the “Assassin of Apathy – power of words/humor – on the unthinkable, the unsolvable, to analyze to digest to give birth to creativity and hope.”  
 
He has performed nationally and internationally: The Austin International Poetry Festival, in Austin TX, for four years, a feature Poet 2018. A featured poet at Gödör Klubban at the Jazzköltexzeti est in Budapest, Hungary. A featured poet at Beat Festival Stockholm, Sweden. Edinburgh Fringe Festival Scotland 2018, performed 12 shows with Do It Now. At the Massachusetts Poetry Festival part of a featured anthology. Featured Poet at West End Poetry Festival NC. A featured poet in the movie “Trash” by Bucky Jones, all the “dialog” was poetry. Featured Poet 2017 -2020 at the National Beat Poetry Festival. 2020 Performed several times in Senegal, Africa with the Senegal – American project to name a few.

Paul Richmond, John Sheldon & Tony Vacca – DO IT NOW! HUMAN RIGHTS DAY                

Celebrating Human Rights Day with
DO IT NOW: Paul Richmond, John Sheldon & Tony Vacca
Saturday, December 10th, 7 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at door
Buy Tickets
 
 
DO IT NOW
 
John Sheldon is in his 50th year of writing songs, composing music, and performing his unique style of electric and acoustic guitars. Performing credits include a stint when he was 17 as the lead guitarist for VAN MORRISON, songwriter for JAMES TAYLOR, a member of the Sixties’ psychedelic jazz-rock band THE BEAD GAME (whose drummer was JIM HODDER, later of STEELY DAN), and touring with LINDA RONSTADT and JAMES TAYLOR.
 
Tony Vacca has become a true “rhythm nomad,” incorporating a world of percussion music and instruments to create something… all his own. Over the course of his career, he has made a habit of pushing the already adventurous conventions of World Music into new territory, both as a  soloist and as the leader of his World Rhythms Ensemble. Twenty-one trips to West Africa have contributed to his unique approach and to his depth of knowledge regarding African and American musical traditions.
 
His solo performances are a nearly non-stop athletic and musical spectacle,  to which he adds some of his spoken word and rhythm poetry. Using giant  West African balafons, twenty-tuned gongs, djembes, djun-djun, talking drums and an outrageous percussion drum set, Tony Vacca has created a  unique blend of rhythm, word, and drum that has come to be the signature of his work.  Vacca has recorded and performed with such a wide range of musicians such as Sting, Senegalese Afro-pop artist Baaba Maal, Jazz trumpeter Don Cherry, poet Abiodun Oyewole, Senegalese Hip-Hop artists Gokh-bi System, and Massamba Diop.
 
Paul Richmond 
National Beat Poetry Foundation, Inc. named Paul Richmond Beat Poet Laureate three times; 
Massachusetts 2017 to 2019,  
U S National Beat Poet Laureate 2019 – 2020. 
New Generation Beat Poet Laureate 2020 – Lifetime
 
Paul is best described as political, deadpan, and wryly humorous delivered in his own style. He has been called, the “Assassin of Apathy – power of words/humor – on the unthinkable, the unsolvable, to analyze to digest to give birth to creativity and hope.”  
 
He has performed nationally and internationally: The Austin International Poetry Festival, in Austin TX, for four years, a feature Poet 2018. A featured poet at Gödör Klubban at the Jazzköltexzeti est in Budapest, Hungary. A featured poet at Beat Festival Stockholm, Sweden. Edinburgh Fringe Festival Scotland 2018, performed 12 shows with Do It Now. At the Massachusetts Poetry Festival part of a featured anthology. Featured Poet at West End Poetry Festival NC. A featured poet in the movie “Trash” by Bucky Jones, all the “dialog” was poetry. Featured Poet 2017 -2020 at the National Beat Poetry Festival. 2020 Performed several times in Senegal, Africa with the Senegal – American project to name a few.
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Paul Richmond, John Sheldon & Tony Vacca – DO IT NOW! HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

Celebrating Human Rights Day with
Paul Richmond, John Sheldon & Tony Vacca
Saturday, December 10th, 7 pm 

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