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J Kardong performing with Son Volt 2012
|Birth name||Jason Kardong|
|Also known as||J. Kardong, Jay Kardong, JB Kardong|
|Genres||Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, alt country, Americana|
|Instruments||pedal steel, guitar, piano, mandolin, engineer|
|Years active||1991 - Present|
|Associated acts||Sera Cahoone, Ole Tinder|
Jason Kardong is a pedal steel player based out of Seattle, Washington and is the Pedal Steel player for Sera Cahoone. Originally from outside of Moscow, Idaho, he grew up directly next door to folk artist Josh Ritter. Shortly after graduating from Washington State University  (WSU) with a BS in Agriculture, he relocated to Seattle Washington.
His first band after moving to Seattle was the retro western swing six piece band called Six String Eric and his Lazy Ranch Hands who performed along the West Coast opening for such acts as The Lucky Stars, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Wanda Jackson and Dave Stuckey.
Kardong is also active as an audio engineer working with such artists as Betsy Olson, Widower and The Wakefields. He graduated from the Audio Engineering program at the University of Washington. and has worked at such studios as Jupiter Studios, Soundhouse and MRX. He also started the music label Eminence Records  in 2005 as a way to promote his music.
Member Of/ Performed With
Collaborations / Tour With
- J. was an extra in the Kenny Chesney video "Me and You" VIDEO
- His uncle Don Kardong placed 4th in the 1976 Olympic Marathon
- Has toured with Son Volt, Matt Costa, Grand Archives, Band of Horses, Lucinda Williams
- Cousin of L.A. ceramic artist Rebeccah Kardong
|From Where I Started||Sera Cahoone||2017|
|Notes Of Blue||Son Volt||2017|
|The Maldives||The Maldives (band)||2017|
|The Firewatcher's Daughter||Brandi Carlile||2015|
|A Life Unto Itself||Steve Von Till||2015|
|Victory And Ruins||Massy Ferguson||2013|
|Deer Creek Canyon||Sera Cahoone||2012|
|Kingdom of the Holy Sun||Rose Windows||2012|
|Whisky Girl||Bart Budwig||2012|
|A Better Place||Jackrabbit||2012|
|Low Ways||Ole Tinder||2012|
|Pull It Together||Shannon Stephens||2012|
|Damaged Goods||Massy Ferguson||2011|
|Todd Joseph Band||Todd Joseph Band||2011|
|Mobile Chateau||Matt Costa||2010|
|Hard Water||Massy Ferguson||2010|
|Lonely Woman Blues||Betsy Olson||2010|
|Last Night In Taupo||Shotgun Social||2010|
|Keep in Mind Frankenstein||Grand Archives||2009|
|The Beautiful Confusion||The Beautiful Confusion||2009|
|Songs For The Open Road||Heading West||2009|
|Only as the Day Is Long||Sera Cahoone||2008|
|The Grand Archives||Grand Archives||2008|
|Love Songs & Funeral Homes||Facts About Funerals||2008|
|Even Cowgirls Get The Blues||Various Artists||2008|
|Sera Cahoone||Sera Cahoone||2006|
|Falling Down Blue||The Wakefields||2006|
|Viva Las Vegas 5||Various Artists||2001|
- "Sera Cahoone". Retrieved 2005-01-25.
- "Washington State University". Retrieved 2010-09-21.
- "University Of Washington Audio Program". Archived from the original on 2010-04-27. Retrieved 2008-10-01.
- "Eminence Records". Retrieved 2005-06-25.
- "Son Volt". Retrieved 2012-05-03.
- "Matt Costa". Retrieved 2008-06-14.
- "Band of Horses". Retrieved 2004-02-25.
- "Son Volt". Retrieved 2009-10-15.
- "Rittenberry Pedal Steel Guitars". Retrieved 2008-06-25.
- "Milkman Sound Amps". Retrieved 2015-01-30.
- "Creston Electric Instruments". Retrieved 2012-12-19.