Help John Shaw of The Music Store
I (Lee Klawans) have known John since 2004 and he reminds me of my own dad. I have bought and traded many guitars with John and his prices are always reasonable and the trades were probably more in my favor than his. He doesn’t charge me full price for anything and I'm sure you have had a similar experience if you have been the store. He’s a genuinely nice guy, and has been in the music business for so long, that there is not much he doesn’t know. I have brought in guitars that I had never heard of and he remembers exactly when they came out, who made them and where.
The store has been for sale for a couple of years now with some bites but no buyer. It would be great if we could raise enough money so John could afford to pay his bills for a while without having to commit most of his days to the store. He'd be free to spend as much time with his wife as he can while she's still alive.
Every dollar raised will go directly to John.
Thanks very much.
Lee Klawans & Jennifer Buckley
To all of you:
We want to thank everyone that has participated and been involved in this fundraiser. It means more to us than we can explain in words.
Thank you very much,
John and Judy Shaw
In other news, there will be a benefit concert for John and Judy March 31st at 8 pm (feel free to come earlier, music starts around 8:30) at:
3203 W. Irving Park (Irving Park & Kedzie)
Lee Klawans and Jennifer Buckley
Thanks very much for all of your help. John has been overwhelmed with stress. Your donations and visits to the store have helped him more than you can know.
I'm sorry to hear of what he is going through, we have been going there for years. It is true that he is very generous and has always been very nice to my son and I, often giving him free picks and great deals on repairs. We hope for the best and him and his wife.