SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 18 – 7:30 pm
Local artist, JOHN SHELDON, will present a new show based on his trip to Standing Rock with focus on the value of life-giving water.
Water is Life, Water is Light
“My recent trip to Standing Rock was life changing. A week after the election, I found myself in the midst of a prayer for the water. I had already been making music about water for a long time, and the experience in North Dakota brought a realization that the music was my form of prayer, a communication with the spirit of water, our oldest ancestor. I started assembling the songs and pieces into a musical journey of water, from somewhere out in space, across eons of time, to our world, through the creation of plants, and into our biology and consciousness.” — John Sheldon
John Sheldon is in his 50th year of writing songs, and composing music. Performing credits include a stint as the 17 year old lead guitarist for VAN MORRISON, songwriter for JAMES TAYLOR, and work with his own bands. John has written hundreds of songs and instrumentals, and released 15 CDs of his own music. In the past few years, he has also been busy in theater, including composing music for and performing in “Milosevic at the Hague”, “Ambush on T Street”, “What She Knows”, “Blind Dreamers” ,”Skyscraper” and his own musical monologue, “THE RED GUITAR”, which he took to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it sold out its entire run, earning 4 and 5 star reviews. John also composed the music for last season’s MAJESTIC THEATER productions of “Educating Rita”, and “Harvey”, designed and composed a soundscape for Pauline Productions “An Iliad”, and just this last spring, premiered his new solo musical monologue, “Journey to the Center of the Earth”.
Praise for the “Red Guitar”, from his sold out run at Edinburgh Fringe, summer 2016:
FIVE STARS… “Brilliantly observed, beautifully told…I’d go again” — EDINBURGH HERALD
“Witty and genuinely moving..John Sheldon’s guitar playing is brilliant.” — BROADWAY BABY
Suggested donation: $10 to $20
Listen to John’s musical collaboration with Jimmy Jones Photography on the Wolf: http://jimmyjonesphotography.com/p47158853/slideshow#h4e891cf0