And coming soon: Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz brings in a rusted sign from his grandfather’' old shop that needs some extra help from Rick. Regarding his granddad, lovingly referred to as "Frank D. Fixer," Mraz says, "For many years I wanted to honor my granddad in song and always had the idea I would create the ballad of Frank D. Fixer. So I created the song in his honor, which talks a little about him and who he was. That song lives on, and the sign will be preserved and will hang over the studio where I wrote the song."
Second- and third-generation Mrazes (that's Jason's father, Tom, at far left) drop off an old sign for restoration. The "Frank D. Fixer" sign was built originally for Jason’s grandfather, Frank Mraz, and was created by a soda company as advertising for Frank’s shop, originally based in Mechanicsville, Virginia. "These signs have been major landmarks in our hometown for six decades," Mraz says, "hung on the shop where my dad grew up and where I spent a lot of time as a young man."