Dan Knobler

Class of 2011

Dan Knobler

Dan Knobler is a producer, recording engineer, mixer, guitarist, and co-founder of Mason Jar Music.

Born and raised in New York City, Dan Knobler is a producer, recording engineer, mixer, guitarist, and co-founder of Mason Jar Music. Named one of the "Most Innovative Music Companies" by Fast Company, Mason Jar Music has been featured on NPR, TIME.com, Paste, Billboard.com, and The Village Voice.


Clients and collaborators include: Feist, Andrew Bird, Chris Thile, The Wood Brothers, My Brightest Diamond, Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn, Tom Hiddleston (I Saw The Light film), Ben Sollee, Laura Gibson, Freshgrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, The Bluegrass Situation, Sony Music, Focus Features, Pitchfork.tv, The Food Network, and a host of independent bands and artists.

A graduate of the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at NYU, Dan is the guitarist for the Mason Jar Music House Band, Flearoy, Michaela Anne, The Whiskey Collection, and Bennett Jackson's Ranch Hands, and has performed or recorded with Andrew Bird, Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Tift Merritt, Dawn Landes, and Judy Collins.

He lives with his wife and his dog in Nashville, TN.

Q What was your favorite part about attending Recorded Music?

Nick Sansano's sophomore year Studio II class (now called Producing The Record).

Q How did Recorded Music prepare you for success?

My Capstone project was launching the company that has been my full time career since graduation. ReMu not only gave me the opportunity to fine tune my craft, but also helped to focus my vision on how to turn my talents into a career.

Q What are you currently doing professionally?

I launched Mason Jar Music with fellow ReMu graduate Jon Seale during the summer between our Junior and Senior years. We opened our studio a few months later and have been producing albums and video projects full time for for a wide array of clients ever since.

Q What words of wisdom can you share?

Go out and make the things you want to make. Don't wait around for someone to extend the opportunity, create the opportunities yourself.