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EXcited that our 2nd release is on the way!
Thanks to everyone who came out to our Rockwood shows! Great audiences both shows! Psyched to announce that Ancestors of the Future is done. Stay tuned for a release date and show/party!!!
KONRAD MEISSNER - DRUMS/ENGINEER
When Konrad Meissner is not playing bass and singing in his country band, The Three Gentlemen, he is drumming with bands that have included: The Silos, Don Piper, Ed Rogers, The Mammals, Syd Straw, Tracy Bonham, Matt Nathanson, Brandi Carlile, Rusty Truck and Freedy Johnston. He’s been developing a new kind of metronome with a product designer and they are planning to begin production in 2020.
BEN RUBIN - BASS/PRODUCER
Ben Rubin (aka Benny Cha Cha) is a Grammy-nominated producer, (re-)mixer, bassist and composer. From performing at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Cannes Film Festival with Dred Scott Trio to producing remixes for Killah Priest and Karsh Kale, Brooklyn-based Rubin is a musical shapeshifter.
With over 90 album credits to his name, Rubin ranked high in the DownBeat Critics’ Polls fror 2012-2018 as a “Rising Star” producer for his work with the SmallsLive record label where he produced and mixed over 30 records with jazz greats including Larry Goldings, Louis Hayes, Tom Harrell, Peter Bernstein, Johnny O’Neal, Chris Potter, Nicholas Payton, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Roy Hargrove, Eddie Henderson, Mulgrew Miller, Seamus Blake, Cyrille Aimeé and many others. The New York Times described his productions for SmallsLive as “beyond reproach.”
On upright and electric bass, Ben has played and recorded with a diversity of artists, including Patti Smith, Courtney Love, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown & Kate Fenner, Marshall Crenshaw, Lower Power, Queen Esther, Moby, Alan Cumming, Bill Frisell, and his own critically acclaimed, genre-bending band Mudville (winner of a 2008 Independent Music Award for Electronica Song of the Year for “Wicked.”) Jazz Times lauded his playing for its “deep, exploratory tone.”
He composed (and produced, performed and mixed) the score for director Nelson Kim’s feature film debut, Someone Else, which had its world premiered at the Miami International Film Festival in 2015. Ben has also composed and recorded the scores for three short ﬁlms: Paul Pope & Sridhar Reddy‘s “7x6x2″, Nelson Kim’s “Long Distance” and Geoﬀ Quan’s “The Other Way Round”. Rubin and his music have also appeared in numerous feature films and TV shows including: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Going Down in La-La Land, Once More with Feeling, Life in Flight, Slutty Summer, “The Backyardagans,” “Regenesis,” and “Strada” (Finland).
Teddy Kumpel is a guitarist/ composer known for his work with Joe Jackson and his own stellar projects Nome Sane? and Loopestra