When on Memorial Day weekend, 2012, a long-standing recording session at Mason Jar Music was cancelled at the last minute, MJM co-founders Dan Knobler and Jon Seale decided to make the most of the lost time. Inviting a handful of artists & musicians from the burgeoning Brooklyn indie-folk community into the studio, they set out to pay tribute to some of their favorite American music. The result was Decoration Day, a six track EP of songs written over a 200 year span of American history.
released May 28, 2012
Produced by Mason Jar Music
Recorded and mixed by Dan Knobler & Jon Seale at Mason Jar Music in Brooklyn, NY between Thursday and Sunday of Decoration Day weekend, 2012
Jon Seale - Vocals
Dan Knobler - Guitar & Banjo
Cover Photo by Sasha Arutyunova
1. Let The Four Winds Blow
(Antoine "Fats" Domino / Dave Bartholomew)
Featuring: Sammy Miller - Tambourine; Zack Rosen - Bass; Billy Aukstik - Trumpet; Shannon Barnett - Trombone; Connell Thompson - Clarinet
2. I'm So Glad (Trouble Don't Last Always)
Featuring: Jake Sherman - Organ; Nathan Miller - Tambourine
3. On The Sunny Side of the Street
(Jimmy McHugh / Dorothy Fields)
Featuring: Connell Thompson - Clarinet
4. I Want You To Want Me
Featuring: Zack Rosen - Bass; Sam McDougal - Fiddle; Cameron Scoggins & Tift Merritt - Background Vocals
5. Mary Don't You Weep
Featuring: Anais Aida, Kris Nolte, Cameron Scoggins, Brittany Buongiorno - Background Vocals
Carrie, Katrina, Flearoy, Fats Domino, Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers, Billie Holiday, Cheap Trick, Georgia Field Hands, Levon Henry, Brian Cooper, Ray Mason, Darius Jones, Aimee and Andrew Janzen.
And a big thank you to Zack, Sammy, Billy, Shannon, Connell, Jake, Nathan, Sam, Anais, Kris, Brittany, Cameron, & Tift for lending your time and talents.
For more music from Dan & Jon: Flearoy.com