Richard 'Rick' Shubb (b. January 11, 1945) is an American inventor, musician, and graphic artist. Born in Oakland, California, Shubb began playing the 5-string banjo at the age of 14. He graduated from Oakland Technical High School in 1962. He soon began playing folk music in coffeehouses and taverns in Berkeley and San Francisco and played with celebrated musicians, including Doc Watson, David Grisman, and Jerry Garcia. He was also a charter member of High Country, one of San Francisco's most venerable bluegrass bands. Shubb invented the very popular guitar and banjo accessory the Shubb Capo, for which he holds the patent. He also holds several other U.S. and international patents on musical instrument accessories and improvements, including the lever-operated banjo fifth string capo and the compensated banjo bridge. Shubb is also known as a graphic artist. During the 1960s he drew posters for one of San Francisco's hip rock palaces, the Carousel Ballroom. A handful of his posters are included in the book The Art of Rock, considered to be the definitive work on rock posters. He also created the popular poster 'Humbead's Map of the World', which is regarded as an integral part of the folk-rock culture of the 1960s. Shubb is currently the owner and operator of his own company, Shubb Capos.

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