Wake The Town

by Flearoy

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Produced by Mason Jar Music & Flearoy
All Songs Arranged by Flearoy


released 12 July 2011

Flearoy is:

Jon Seale - Vocals
Dan Knobler - Guitars
Matt Porter - Keys
Zack Rosen - Bass
Jason Burger - Drums
All Songs Written by Knobler/Seale (BMI) except:
track 2 - Charley Patton
track 6 & 7 - Jonathan Seale
tracks 8 - Knobler/Seale/Rosen
track 9 - Daniel Knobler
Recorded by Dan Knobler & Jon Seale
Additional Engineering by Chase Culpon, Jacob Blumberg, Michael O'Reilly and Michael McCoy
Mixed by Sean O'Brian (tracks 3, 6, 7, 8), Chase Culpon (tracks 1, 4, 5), and Dan Knobler (tracks 2 & 9)
Mastered by Alan Silverman


Spencer Doren - Bass on track 2
Anais Aida - Background Vocals on track 3
EMEFE Horns - track 4 (Miles Arntzen - horn arrangement; Christian Anderson - baritone sax; Billy Aukstik - trumpet; Ray Mason - trombone; Jas Walton - tenor sax)
Peter Knobler - Harmonica on track 5
Zubin Hensler - Piano on track 6
Jon Seale - Acoustic Guitar on track 6
Jenni Seale - Background Vocals on tracks 6 & 7
Brittany Buongiorno - Background Vocals on track 7
Gabriel Gall - Piano on track 7
Jim Chalk - Guitars on track 7
Ian Davis - Banjo on track 9
Jacob Blumberg - Mandolin on track 9
Sean O'Brien - Lap Steel on track 9
Jason Burger - Percussion
Jon Seale & Dan Knobler - Assorted Auxiliary Sounds
Special Thanks to:

Carrie Crowell for all the baked goods and enthusiasm; Andrew Michael Ellis, cinematographer for all the great footage; Nick Sansano for 4 years of guidance and support; Jane Dissin for tolerating piles of gear; Peter Knobler for hipping us to Charlie Patton (and so much more); The Seale Family for all the support (and Jenni for the BGVs); Gail Topol for use of the van; Aaron Marks and Danny Chang for helping us pull it all together; Miles and the EMEFE Horns; Spencer Doren for it always holding it down when called upon; all the musicians who lent a hand; the Mason Jar Music team; Rosanne Cash for all the tweets; Michael McCoy for use of the floor lamp; Bob Power, Tony Visconti, Craig Street for the helpful comments; Alan Gordon for the Peluso & Hamptones; Jimmy Chalk for the fine guitar-work, gear, and ears; Jacob, Chase, Sean & Alan for making the record sound so good; Jes Yan for making the record look so good; and Flearoy the dog for the generous use of his name and reputation.



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Flearoy Brooklyn, New York

In some senses, Flearoy is a talented collective of old souls who have both immersed themselves in the 2nd-line music of New Orleans, the raw soul of Stax, the finely crafted tunes of The Band and grown up during the hey-day of Destiny’s Child and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Strangely enough, all of these influences also find their way into Flearoy’s fresh blend of funk-folk. ... more

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