Formed in November, 1991 a month after Bill Graham's death in a helicopter crash, the Bill Graham Foundation provides individual grants of up to $4000 to grassroots organizations working in the areas of music, the arts and education. This particular benefit, featuring Graham favorites the Allman Brothers, raised money for the foundation's coffers.
Trained at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Shaw's early designs are eye-catching compositions of bright colors and deep dimensional lettering. Designing for some of the top talent of the 90's, including The Neville Brothers, Joe Satriani, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, the Allman Brothers and Kiss, his first full-fledged set design for Graham was New Orleans by the Bay '93. Shaw considers himself first and foremost a painter and has had many solo shows to display his more serious side.