Rusty Zinn - guitar/vocals
An established fixture of the Bay Area music scene, Rusty is extraordinarily gifted in both the blues and reggae genres. He has completed several storied recordings throughout his career and lends his talent to several tracks on Time of Gathering.
Kedar Roy - bass
Kedar has been on the Bay Area blues scene for two decades and has appeared on a number of critically acclaimed recordings. He is regarded as one of the most soulful bass players on the West Coast. He has recorded or toured with Alabama Mike, John Nemeth, Junior Watson, Elvin Bishop, and others.
June Core - drums
A mainstay of the blues scene since 1987, June is regarded as one of the finest drummers in the world. He has worked with a number of legendary artists, including Robert Lockwood Jr., Johnny Shines, Little Charlie and the Nightcats, and Charlie Musselwhite.
Joe Cohen - sax
Joe has been an active member of the Bay Area music scene for the better part of two decades. He is a highly sought-after studio musician and a founding member of the Bay Area’s Jazz Mafia.
Eric Selenger - guitar
A talented guitarist, Eric has been a very close personal friend of Jed’s for well over a decade. In their music, Eric and Jed communicate on an unspoken level to create an almost hypnotic groove.
Johnny Cat Soubrand - guitar
Johnny Cat has been working in the Bay Area since the 1980s. His prodigious talent has powered a number of fabulous bands in the area. For the past decade, he has been a member of the stellar Terry Hanck Band.
Chris Cain - sax/piano
Chris began his career in the mid-80s in the South Bay, but his following has expanded to cover the entire globe. Sought after for his incredibly tasteful guitar work, Chris is also a talented multi-instrumentalist. On Time of Gathering, he demonstrates his world-class piano and saxophone work.
Time of Gathering is an exceptional collaboration of love and music. Nathan has touched the hearts of every person involved in this project, and we hope these recordings will touch your heart as well.
Thank you for your purchase of this CD and your donation to help Nathan and his family.
Photos by Kasey L. Ross Photography (not bio photos)
Jim Pugh - organ
Jim is a long-time member of the Robert Cray Band and is well-known for his incredible keyboard playing. Jim is also the founder of the Little Village Foundation, which records and produces incredibly talented artists who deserve greater recognition.
Eddie B, aka Eddie Berlijafa - bass
Eddie has worked with a variety of bands throughout the Bay Area. He has recently completed his own recording project, Eddie B’s Greasy Blues Bash.
Time of Gathering is a true labor of love.
This CD represents the collaboration of preeminent Bay Area blues musicians to help Nathan Harrison Beyer, a young boy born with an undiagnosed genetic condition. For the past three years, Nathan has needed a great deal of complex medical care, the expenses of which have driven his family to near bankruptcy. The proceeds from the sale of this CD will be used to offset Nathan’s medical costs.
Nathan’s parents, Jed and Laurie Beyer, experienced unimaginable distress at the discovery of their son’s condition. Jed, who has been a prominent guitarist in the vibrant Bay Area blues scene for the past decade, channeled much of his frustration into his music. When Jed shared the concept of the Time of Gathering project with his musician friends, their outpouring of love and support made it a reality.
Each title on Time of Gathering represents a special time in Jed’s life and highlights the extraordinary bond he has with his young son.
Jed’s friends are some of the most accomplished musicians in the Bay Area. Joining Jed on this very personal recording are: