ONE PLANET AT A TIME
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 (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.”
Jon Heagle leads his own group Proto-Cosmos. His guitar work is featured on Kevin Gates top 10 rap album "Only the Generals Gon Understand" produced by Killian Beatz.