Dan Knobler - Producer/Guitarist

Producer, Guitarist, Recording Engineer & Mixer

Dan Knobler is a producer, recording engineer, mixer, and guitarist. He runs Goosehead Palace, a recording studio in Nashville, TN.

Dan has produced and engineered projects for: Lake Street Dive, Erin Rae, Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae, Rodney Crowell, Caroline Spence, Big Thief, Kelsey Waldon, Tift Merritt, The Stray Birds, EMEFE, Shannon McNally, and Faux Ferocious. Records he produced have been reviewed and featured by the New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Boston Globe, and NPR.

As a co-founder of Mason Jar Music in Brooklyn, NY, he worked for several years creating audio/video content for a wide range of clients including: Feist, Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer, The Wood Brothers, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, My Brightest Diamond, Freshgrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, and The Food Network. In 2012, Mason Jar Music was named one of the "Most Innovative Music Companies" by Fast Company, and their work has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition, TIME.com, Paste, Billboard.com, and The Village Voice.

A native New Yorker and a graduate of the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at NYU, Dan has performed or recorded with Andrew Bird, Judy Collins, Rosanne Cash, Becky Warren, The Whiskey Collection, Bennett Jackson & The Ranch Hands and served as the guitarist for the Guy Clark Celebration at The Ryman. He has also worked for the Americana Music Association handling artist & festival relations for AmericanaFest.

He lives with his wife, their son, and two dogs in Nashville, TN.


Highlights:


Currently working with or recently completed and awaiting release:

  • Caroline Spence

  • Kelsey Waldon

  • Maya De Vitry

  • Rodney Crowell


Full Discography:

  • Becky Warren - Undesirable - October 2018

    • Production

    • Electric, baritone, 12 string, and acoustic guitars

  • The Stray Birds - Let It Pass - September 2018 on YepRoc Records

    • Production, mixing

  • Freddy & Francine - Moonless Night - September 2018

    • Production, engineering, mixing

    • Electric & acoustic guitars, organ, synth

  • Rodney Crowell - Acoustic Classics - July 2018 on RC1 Records

    • Assistant engineer

  • Erin Rae - Putting On Airs - June 2018 on Single Lock Records

    • Co-production (with Jerry Bernhardt), engineering, mixing

  • Lake Street Dive - Free Yourself Up - May 2018 on Nonesuch Records

    • Co-production (with Lake Street Dive), engineering

  • Ron Pope - The Weather (Acoustic) featuring Phoebe Bridgers - May 2018

    • Engineering

  • The Reckless Electric - Comeback - March 2018

    • Electric and acoustic guitars

  • Silverstreak Sessions - Early 2018

    • Live performance video collaboration with Crowell Floral

    • Featuring: Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris, Lilly Hiatt, Andrew Combs, Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge, Rhiannon Giddens, and Mipso

    • Produced, engineered, mixed

  • Phoebe Ryan - "James Has Changed (Layman Drug Sessions)" - October 2017 on Columbia Records

    • Production, engineering, mixing

  • Caroline Spence - Secret Garden EP - October 2017

    • Co-production (with Caroline Spence), engineering, mixing

    • Additional acoustic guitars, electric guitar, bass, organ, Casiotone, vibes, percussion

  • Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae - Tell Me True - August 2017

    • Production, engineering, mixing

    • Electric, baritone, and additional acoustic guitars

  • Faux Ferocious - Faux Ferocious - July 2017 on Drop Medium Records

    • Co-production (with Faux Ferocious), engineering, mixing

  • Cale Tyson - Careless Soul - July 2017

    • Additional engineering

  • EMEFE - Live at Bryant Park - June 2017

    • Co-production (with Miles Arntzen), engineering, mixing, mastering

  • Shannon McNally - Black Irish - June 2017 on Compass Records

    • Engineering, mixing

    • Additional guitars

  • Flearoy - Old Dog, New Tricks - June 2017

    • Co-production (with Jon Seale), mixing

    • Guitars, synths

  • Lucky Chops - "For Connie" (from Walter E.P.)

    • Production, engineering, mixing

    • Electric guitar, bass

  • Rodney Crowell - Close Ties - March 2017 on New West Records

    • Co-production (with Jordan Lehning, Kim Buie, Rodney Crowell), engineering

    • Nominated: Americana Music Association Album of the Year

  • Antibalas - "Let's Dance" (from Let All The Children Boogie: A Tribute to David Bowie) - November 2016

    • Mixing

  • Weird Wish - Borrowed Time EP - November 2016

    • Co-production (with Jason Burger), engineering, mixing

    • Guitars, banjo, vibes, synths

  • Becky Warren - War Surplus - October 2016

    • Electric guitar on "She's Always There"

  • Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles - "Playing Old Games (featuring Pete Lindberg)" (single) - September 2016

    • Engineering

  • EMEFE - "Sayulita" (single) - August 2016

    • Engineering, mixing

  • The Stray Birds - Magic Fire - August 2016 on YepRoc Records

  • Kelsey Waldon - I've Got a Way - August 2016

  • Michaela Anne - "Where Will I Be Found (feat. Kenneth Pattengale)" (single) - July 2016 on Kingswood Records

  • Miss Tess - Baby, We All Know - July 2016

    • Co-production (with Miss Tess & Thomas Bryan Eaton), engineering, mixing

  • Ember Isles - Humbolt - June 2016 (recorded February 2014)

    • Production, engineering, mixing

    • Electric guitars

  • Mason Jar Music & Friends - Decoration Day, Volume 5 - May 2016

    • Co-production (with Mason Jar Music), engineering, mixing

    • Guitars, additional organ

    • No Depression: "...it's a collection whose spirit grabs you from the very start and seeps into every corner of wherever you find yourself."

  • Michaela Anne - Bright Lights & The Fame- May 2016 on Kingswood Records

    • Production, engineering, mixing

    • Guitars, additional organ, vibes

    • NYTimes: "...superb musical footing. She has a road-tested band spearheaded by her producer, Dan Knobler."

    • NPR: "On her latest album, Bright Lights And The Fame, Michaela Anne works through weepers and hits the honky-tonks as every great country singer should. Song after song, her confidence and conviction shine through without casting a shadow on her craft."

  • Tom Hiddleston & The Saddle Spring Boys - I Saw The Light (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack & Film) - March 2015

    • Engineering, editing

  • Faux Ferocious - "Beaumont 1979" (from: BLUES LEGENDS) - December 2015

    • Engineering, mixing

  • New Timers - 206: Party (original music for picture) - September 2015 for Comedy Central Studios

    • Production, composition, engineering, mixing

    • Electric guitar, bass

  • Jon Foreman - "Larger Than Life" (from: The Wonderlands: Darkness) - September 2015

    • Co-production (with Mason Jar Music), engineering

    • Electric guitar

  • Go Set A Watchmen Audiobook Score - "Mockingbird Waltz" by Rodney Crowell - July 2015

    • Engineering, mixing

  • Ember Isles - "Love Song (Love Me)" (single) - July 2015

    • Production, engineering, mixing

    • Re-released on Humbolt

  • Mason Jar Music & Friends - Decoration Day, Volume 4 - July 2015

    • Co-production (with Mason Jar Music), engineering, mixing

    • Guitars

  • JD & The Straight Shot - "Better Find a Church" (single) - July 2015

  • Bennett Jackson & The Ranch Hands - Day's Market - May 2015

    • Co-production (with Sean O'Brien), engineering, mixing

    • Guitars, composition

  • David Pope Jr. - Lost Lost Lost - April 2015

    • Co-production (with Mason Jar Music), engineering, mixing

    • Electric guitars

  • Josh Garrels - Home - April 2015

    • Co-production (with Mason Jar Music), engineering

    • Debuted at #14 on iTunes, #1 in iTunes Singer/Songwriter

    • Electric guitar

  • EMEFE - EMEFE - May 2015

    • Engineering, and additional mixing

  • Ember Isles - "John James" (single) - February 2015

    • Production, engineering, mixing

    • Electric & slide guitar

    • Re-released on Humbolt

  • Morningsiders - unfocus - February 2015

    • Production, engineering, mixing

    • Additional guitars

  • EMEFE - Lucide (prelude) - January 2015

    • Engineering, mixing: "Bang Bang"

    • Engineering: "Release!"

  • Judy Collins - "Both Sides Now" - Both Sides Now - The Very Best Of... - November 2014 on Wildflower Records

    • Acoustic guitar

  • Flearoy - H & The Bay - October 2014

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

    • Guitars, composition

  • Zusha - Zusha - October 2014

  • My Brightest Diamond - None More Than You - July 2014 on Asthmatic Kitty

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed "Dreaming Awake (Mason Jar Mix)"

  • Fulcrum of the Stars - Fulcrum of the Stars - July 2014

    • Recorded and mixed

  • Mason Jar Music & Friends - Decoration Day, Volume 3 - May 2014

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

    • Guitars

  • Judy Collins - "Both Sides Now" - re-recording for the Rob Reiner film And So It Goes - July 2014

  • Weird Wish - Homeowners Association EP - May 2014

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

    • Guitars

  • The Singer and The Songwriter - What a Difference a Melody Makes - May 2014

    • Mixed

  • Rodney Crowell - Tarpaper Sky - April 2014 on New West Records

    • Co-produced and recorded: "Famous Last Words of a Fool In Love"; additional engineering: "Fever on the Bayou" and "Flyboy & The Kid"

    • Electric guitar on "Famous Last Words of a Fool in Love"

  • KROM - KROM - March 2014

    • Recorded and mixed

  • Josh Garrels & Mason Jar Music - The Sea In Between Soundtrack - December 2013

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

  • Weird Wish - Mysterious Groove Factor EP - December 2013

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

    • Guitars

  • Emily Elbert - Evolve EP - November 2013

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

    • Slide guitar

  • Tift Merritt - Traveling Companion - September 2013 on Yep Roc Records

    • Recorded and mixed

  • Relatives - The Signs That Mock Me As I Go - July 2013 on MDR Recordings

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

  • Mason Jar Music & Friends - Decoration Day, Volume 2 - July 2013

  • Let Us In Americana... The Music of Paul McCartney - June 2013 on Reviver Records

    • Produced, recorded, mixed: "Every Night" - Rodney Crowell

  • The Whiskey Collection - Letters from an Old Trunk - April 2013

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

    • Electric guitar

  • Yarbo & Laura James - "The Blind & The Brave" and "The Water" - April 2013

    • Mixed

  • Bennett Jackson - Texana - March 2013

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

    • Guitars

  • Ben Brody - Flow State - February 2013

    • Mastered

  • Raveena Aurora - Where We Wander - February 2013

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

  • Mason Jar Music & Friends - The Storm is Passing Over - December 2012

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

    • Guitars

  • Dylan Reynolds - "Tightrope" (single) - May 2012

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

    • Electric guitar

    • Re-released on the EP Lifeline - April 2014

  • Fulcrum of the Stars - 2 Track EP - October 2012

    • Recorded and mixed

  • EMEFE - Good Future - July 2012

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

    • Jawbone, ancient bell

  • Josh Garrels - Love & War: B-Sides & Remixes - July 2012

    • Electric guitar

  • Town Hall - Town Hall Plays The Classics, Volume 1 - June 2012

    • Recorded

  • Mason Jar Music & Friends - Decoration Day, Volume 1 - May 2012

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

    • Guitars, banjo

  • Town Hall - Roots & Bells - April 2012

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

    • Honeytone

  • The Northern - Shadowlands - 2012

    • Mixed

  • Adam Kromelow - Youngblood - February 2012

    • Mixed and mastered

  • The Seale Family Singers - Go Forth with the Power and Blessing Of The Lord! - February 2012

    • Mastered

  • Town Hall - Sticky Notes & Paper Scraps - January 2012

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

    • Honeytone

  • Rachel Ann Weiss - Dear Love - January 2012

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

    • Guitars

  • Flearoy - Wake The Town - July 2011

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

    • Guitars, composition

  • Josh Garrels - Love & War & The Sea In Between - June 2011

    • Co-produced/recorded 3 songs: "White Owl," "Ulysses," "Bread and Wine"

    • Electric guitar

    • Christianity Today: #1 Album of 2011

  • EMEFE - Europe EP - January 2011

    • Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

  • Bennett Jackson - Ranchera - December 2010

    • Co-produced/recorded

    • Additional guitars

  • Breakdown Brass - Demonstration - November 2010

    • Recorded and mixed

  • Bennett Jackson - Plumas County - August 2010

    • Co-produced and recorded

    • Additional guitars

  • The Relatives - Lindy - May 2010

    • Recorded and mixed

  • Flearoy - Flearoy - December 2009

    • Produced and recorded

    • Guitars, composition

  • Captain Coconut - Everybody's Business - 2009

    • Produced and recorded

    • Electric guitar, composition

  • Captain Coconut - Shoop! - 2007

    • Produced, recorded, and mixed

    • Electric guitar, composition

    • OffBeat: "Shoop! lives up to the promise of the live shows with a terse, snappy neo-funk sound that particularly showcases the instrumental prowess of the horn section"