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Decoration Day, Volume 5

by Mason Jar Music & Friends

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Since founding Mason Jar Music together in 2010, this is first year that Dan Knobler and Jon Seale have lived in difference cities. Dan, born and raised in New York City, is now living in Nashville, TN, and Jon, who spent his formative years in Macon, GA, has put down roots in Brooklyn. As such, our fifth volume features music about the North and South - songs that commemorate their history, celebrate their culture, or tell stories that take place within their borders. We're also honored to be able to expand our network of friends and collaborators to include some of Nashville's finest artists and musicians, both long time residents and new transplants.

The Decoration Day series began on a whim three years ago after a last minute studio cancellation inspired MJM co-founders Dan Knobler & Jon Seale to record an EP of some their favorite songs. In what has become a celebrated Mason Jar Music tradition, the collective unites old friends and collaborators and gives us the opportunity to reach out to some of our favorite artists each spring to record a group of themed cover songs to be recorded or released around Memorial Day.


released May 27, 2016


Produced by Mason Jar Music

Recorded by Dan Knobler, Jon Seale, and Jacob Blumberg
Mixed by Dan Knobler and Jon Seale
Mastered by Jacob Blumberg

Recorded at Goosehead Palace in Nashville, TN and Mason Jar Music in Brooklyn, NY.

Cover photo by Sasha Arutyunova


Memphis, Tennessee - Rodney Crowell
Written by Chuck Berry

Rodney Crowell - vocals, acoustic guitar
Jason Burger - drums & percussion
Sam Grisman - bass
Dan Knobler - organ, electric guitar
Jake Sherman - wurlitzer

Sweet City Woman - Flearoy
Written by Rich Dodson

Jon Seale - vocals
Jason Burger - drums & percussion
Zack Rosen - bass
Dan Knobler - guitars
Matt Porter - piano, wurlitzer
Jake Sherman - organ

Mississippi - The Stray Birds
written by Bob Dylan

Maya de Vitry - vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo
Oliver Craven - vocals, acoustic guitar, mandola
Charles Muench - vocals, bass
Shane Leonard - drums & percussion
Jake Sherman - organ

Chelsea Hotel #2 - Adriel Denae
Written by Leonard Cohen

Adriel Denae - vocals, wurlitzer
Jason Burger - drums
Sam Grisman - bass
Dan Knobler - electric guitar
Jake Sherman - organ

Graceland - Kai Welch
Written by Paul Simon

Kai Welch - vocals and wurlitzer
Jason Burger - drums & percussion
Michael Rinne - bass
Dan Knobler - electric guitar
Kristin Weber - harmony vocals
Jake Sherman - organ

Country Boy Down in New Orleans - Langhorne Slim
Written by Ford "Snooks" Eaglin

Sean Scolnick - vocals, guitar
Dan Knobler - baritone guitar
Jason Burger - percussion

Acadian Driftwood - Kristin Andreassen
Written by Robbie Robertson

Kristin Andreassen - vocals
Chris Eldridge - acoustic guitar
Jason Burger - drums & percussion
Michael Rinne - bass
Dan Knobler - electric guitar, high strung guitar, banjo
Jake Sherman - organ, piano
10 String Symphony (Christian Sedelmyer & Rachel Baiman) - fiddles
Maya De Vitry - harmony vocals
Oliver Craven - harmony vocals

In A Good Place Now - Courtney Hartman
Written by Bobby Charles

Courtney Hartman - vocals, guitar
Jason Burger - drums
Zack Rosen - bass
Dan Knobler - guitar
Jake Sherman - organ

Tennessee Blues - Kelsey Waldon
Written by Bobby Charles

Kelsey Waldon - vocals
Miles Miller - harmony vocals
Jason Burger - drums
Michael Rinne - bass
Dan Knobler - guitars
Chris Eldridge - mandolin
Brett Resnick - pedal steel


Rodney Crowell appears courtesy of New West Records
The Stray Birds appear courtesy of Yep Roc Records
Langhorne Slim appears courtesy of Dualtone Records
Courtney Hartman appears courtesy of Rounder Records




Special Thanks:

Carrie, Katrina, Rodney Crowell, Adriel Denae, Kai Welch, Kristin Andreassen, Kelsey Waldon, Langhorne Slim, Bob Dylan, Bobby Charles, Chuck Berry, Leonard Cohen, Rich Dodson & The Stampeders, Snooks Eaglin, Robbie Robertson & The Band, Paul Simon, Millie & Gus, Bailey, John & Rosanne, Seatree MD & SP, Richard, Dean & Rita, Doug

A big thank you to Jason, Sam, Michael, Jake, Matt, Zack, Oliver, Maya, Charlie, Shane, Critter, Christian, Rachel, and Jacob for lending your time and talents.


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