Mason Jar Music

Decoration Day, Volume 2

Decoration Day, Volume 2 by Mason Jar Music
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  1. Don't Let Me Down - Mason Jar Music & Friends
  2. Whatever I Am (You Made Me) - Flearoy
  3. Keep On Pushing - Emily Elbert
  4. You Can Make It If You Try - Gabriel Garzón Montano
  5. Grandma's Hands - Josh Garrels
  6. I Wish I Knew - Nick Hakim
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Description

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.

Exactly one year later, the Mason Jar Music collective returns with Decoration Day, Volume 2 - featuring a new outfit of up-and-coming talent, this time giving a nod to 1960s- era soul. The six-track EP pairs Josh Garrels, Nick Hakim, Emily Elbert, Flearoy, and Gabriel Garzón-Montano with an impeccable MJM house band and a 4-piece horn section featuring members of The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, EMEFE, and The Westerlies. The album was recorded in three days, live-in-studio at Mason Jar Music on Memorial Day weekend, 2013.

Credits

Produced by Mason Jar Music

http://MasonJarMusic.com

Recorded by Dan Knobler, Jon Seale, and Jacob Blumberg at Mason Jar Music in Brooklyn, NY on Decoration Day Weekend, 2013

Mixed by Dan Knobler & Jon Seale

Mastered by Jacob Blumberg

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The Mason Jar Music House Band:

Dan Knobler - Guitar; Zack Rosen - Bass; Jason Burger - Drums & Percussion; Jake Sherman - Organ, Wurlitzer, Piano

Jas Walton - Tenor Sax; Billy Aukstik - Trumpet; Freddy DeBoe - Baritone Sax; Willem de Koch - Trombone

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Vocals on Don't Let Me Down: Nick Hakim, Emily Elbert, Gabriel Garzon-Montano

Background Vocals on Don't Let Me Down: Stefan Weiner, Cameron Scoggins, Fox Schwach, Hannah Read, Jon Seale

Additional Background Vocals: Jon Seale, Stefan Weiner, Emily Elbert

Vocals on Grandma's Hands recorded by Josh Garrels in Portland, OR

Cover photo by Sasha Arutyunova - http://sashaarutyunova.com

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Special Thanks:

Carrie, Katrina, Millie, Bailey, Matt Porter, Harry Weinger, Flearoy, Emily Elbert, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Josh Garrels, Nick Hakim, The Beatles, Nina Simone, The Impressions, Sly & The Famiy Stone, Bill Withers, and Billy Taylor.

And a big thank you to Jason, Zack, Jake, Billy, Jas, Freddy, Willem, Stefan, Cameron, Fox, Hannah, and Jacob for lending your time and talents.

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http://MasonJarMusic.com

http://Flearoy.com

http://EmilyElbert.com

http://Soundcloud.com/Gabriel-GarzonMontano

http://JoshGarrels.com

http://NickHakim.com

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Track Listing & Songwriters:

1. Don't Let Me Down - Mason Jar Music & Friends (Lennon–McCartney)

2. Whatever I Am You Made Me - Flearoy (Willie Dixon)

3. Keep On Pushing - Emily Elbert (Curtis Mayfield)

4. You Can Make It If You Try - Gabriel Garzón-Montano (Sly Stone)

5. Grandma's Hands - Josh Garrels (Bill Withers)

6. I Wish I Knew - Nick Hakim (Billy Taylor & Dick Dallas)

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