As DIrector of Artist Relations for VIGIER Guitars, one of my proudest achievements was hooking Shawn up with Patrice Vigier. Both are craftsmen. I had the pleasure of doing 2, 3-week clinic tours in Europe with Shawn. He had a very strong following in Europe and most clinics were packed; with mostly other guitar players. (like Buckeheat in Amsterdam) Shawn taught me much about art, museums, movies and of course music. Shawn was truly a musician's musician and a gifted one at that. I will forever remember our time hanging out together and seeing all of the lives he touched. His life was troubled at times but he put that into his music. His music still lives on as do our memories of him. Cherish those because there will probably never be another Shawn Lane. RIP buddy.