notes by Rick Shubb
One of the reasons we enjoy exhibiting at trade shows is that we get to visit with some of the artists who use our products. For the first few years at Musikmesse Frankfurt it was strictly business, but beginning in 2006 we added some performances at the booth. That was the year I met international star Julian Dawson.
Julian, a musikmesse veteran, was singing and playing at the Martin guitar booth, and I noticed that he was using a Shubb capo. I introduced myself, and he offered to come over and sing a few songs at our booth, as well. He played for us both Friday and Saturday. What a treat!
If you look carefully at these pictures you'll see that Julian was using our commemorative two millionth capo, a solid gold, diamond-studded piece of functional jewelry that we'd just unveiled that year.
In addition to his wonderful music , it was great to be able to spend some time chatting with this warm and witty guy who is, himself, solid gold.