DO IT NOW! PAUL RICHMOND, JOHN SHELDON & TONY VACCA

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DO IT NOW! PAUL RICHMOND, JOHN SHELDON & TONY VACCA

Celebrating Human Rights Day with DO IT NOW: Paul Richmond, John Sheldon & Tony Vacca

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Workshop13 13 Church St Ware, MA 01082

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  • 2 hours
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Join us for an evening of beat poetry in the Grand Hall at Workshop13.

POSTPONED! NEW DATE COMING SOON!

POSTPONED! Saturday, December 10th, Doors open 6:30, show starts 7 pm

Cafe style seating, bar serving beer, wine and softdrinks. Complimentary popcorn.

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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

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.