Subsonic was founded in 2000 by Ron Marks. His grandfather (Carl Sr.) founded and conducted the Carl Marks Concert Band from the 1920's through the 1980's. Ron's uncle, Carl Jr., attended Julliard, was a world class clarinetist and later founded Marks Music store in 1947 which is now owned and operated by Carl III, Maria and Stephen Marks. Stephen has performed both drums and percussion on several of Ron's releases including A Day Late. Ron's father, Ron Sr., was a brass major at Cincinnati Conservatory and was a consumate jazz musician and arranger (playing trumpet, piano, drums and vibes), in addition to being his son's mentor.