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Guitarist, Singer, Storyteller

"A great player" -Jimi Hendrix


My name is John Isaac Sheldon. After playing the guitar professionally for over 50 years, including a stint as Van Morrison's lead guitarist at 17, to touring nationally, to writing songs for James Taylor, I now commit every note I play and every story I tell as a prayer and dedication to this beautiful, sentient planet we live on.

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John Sheldon The Red Guitar


Music - Humor - Storytelling

A musical monologue of the history of rock and roll as John lived it, from early childhood to present day: becoming Van Morrison's lead guitarist at 17, a songwriter to James Taylor, to a chance encounter with Jimi Hendrix.

"Creating the musical monologue THE RED GUITAR I discovered that music had certainly saved my soul, if not my life"

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John Sheldon Acoustic

Solo Music

Decades of musical evolution from folk to rock to storytelling and trance-like improvisational musical journeys.

"I used to think I was playing music to get somewhere, but it turned out it was really a journey of healing myself"

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John Sheldon Massamba Diop

Do It Now

Improvisational collaborations with Tony Vacca (W. African inspired percussion), Joe Sallins (virtuso bass), Paul Richmond (spoken word) & special guests including Massamba Diop (talking drum master), Emma Ayres (singer-songwriter).

"I love the improvisational collaboration with other artists inspired by the desire for social change"

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