I am Joe Shepley’s grandson. I have a BA in English and work as a paralegal in a law firm in Manhattan, NY. I have witnessed firsthand the tireless dedication my grandfather has devoted to music and it has always inspired me. He is by far the most selfless man I have ever known and has always strived to help others. His mouthpiece is not only his legacy, but his gift to music. The design’s utility is in its simplicity, a quality which always defines a great idea. Anyone with an appreciation for music should revel in the quality of sound created by the design, especially those who play. It is only my wish to advocate and help ensure that his legacy, and love for music, continues to inspire and improve others.