Jon Graboff

Pedal Steel

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From straight up country to something spacey and psychodelic. From a singer/songwriter vibe to ambient sounds to god knows where. From "whats making that sound" to "ahh... I love the sound of a pedal steel".

For many years, I've contributed to a varied array of artist's recording projects both in studios and on my home rig… as well as touring the world and countless club dates. I always look for the heart and soul of a piece of music and and apply what I have to offer in the most supportive way I can. I think my list of credits attest to my ability to that.

These credits include Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Ryan Adams, Iris Dement, Phil Lesh, Cyndi Lauper, Noel Gallagher, Shooter Jennings, Carrie Underwood, Ron Sexsmith, Joan Osborne, David Byrne, Jonathan Wilson, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Neal Casal, Jaime Wyatt, Zephaniah Ohora, Duff McKagan, Dori Freeman, M. Ward, Hugh Masterson, Amy Allison, Laura Cantrell and many others.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Jon Graboff
  • Noel Gallagher
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
  • Zephaniah OHora
  • Zephaniah OHora
  • Zephaniah OHora
  • Duff McKagan
  • Karen Haglof
  • Neil Hamburger
  • Dori Freeman
  • Dori Freeman
  • Dori Freeman
  • Hugh Masterson
  • Zephaniah OHora
  • The 18 Wheelers
  • Laura Cantrell
  • Laura Cantrell
  • Laura Cantrell
  • Laura Cantrell
  • Victoria Reed
  • Victoria Reed
  • Dori Freeman
  • Dori Freeman
  • Dori Freeman
  • Dori Freeman
  • Dori Freeman
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ocean Carolina
  • Ocean Carolina
  • Ocean Carolina
  • Ocean Carolina
  • Ocean Carolina
  • Ocean Carolina
  • Ocean Carolina
  • Jeff Przech
  • Shooter Jennings
  • Ben Fields
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Michael Cerveris
  • Loose Cattle
  • Michael Cerveris
  • Loose Cattle
  • Shooter Jennings
  • Shooter Jennings
  • Shooter Jennings
  • Shooter Jennings
  • M. Ward
  • Ocean Carolina
  • Shooter Jennings
  • Shooter Jennings
  • Shooter Jennings
  • Shooter Jennings
  • Shooter Jennings
  • James Iha
  • Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons
  • Cory Chisel
  • Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons
  • Cory Chisel
  • Sea of Bees
  • Neal Casal
  • Neal Casal
  • Jonathan Coulton
  • Jonathan Coulton
  • Noel Gallagher
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
  • Norah Jones
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams
  • Gin Wigmore
  • Gin
  • Gin Wigmore
  • Gin
  • Dennis Diken
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Neal Casal
  • Norah Jones
  • George Usher
  • George Usher
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams
  • Smith, Erica
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Minnie Driver
  • Minnie Driver
  • Ryan Adams
  • Mark McAdam
  • Amy Allison
  • Willie Nelson
  • Willie Nelson
  • Willie Nelson
  • Willie Nelson
  • Ronnie Spector
  • Ronnie Spector
  • Spike Priggen
  • Spike Priggen
  • Spike Priggen
  • Spike Priggen
  • Jay Sherman-Godfrey
  • Steve Almaas
  • Steve Almaas
  • Steve Almaas
  • Steve Almaas
  • Heavy Trash
  • Heavy Trash
  • Heavy Trash
  • Laura Cantrell
  • Laura Cantrell
  • Laura Cantrell
  • Laura Cantrell
  • Laura Cantrell
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Ryan Adams
  • Amy Rigby
  • Amy Rigby
  • Amy Rigby
  • Amy Rigby
  • Amy Rigby
  • Amy Rigby
  • Amy Rigby
  • Amy Rigby
  • Spike Priggen
  • Spike Priggen
  • Spike Priggen
  • Spike Priggen
  • Spike Priggen
  • The Dark Horses
  • R. Stevie Moore
  • R. Stevie Moore
  • R. Stevie Moore
  • Michael Shelley
  • Michael Shelley
  • Michael Shelley
  • Michael Shelley
  • Michael Shelley
  • Michael Shelley
  • Michael Shelley
  • Michael Shelley
  • Michael Shelley
  • Michael Shelley
  • Michael Shelley
  • Laura Cantrell
  • Kate Jacobs
  • Schramms
  • Schramms
  • Schramms
  • Mark Bacino
  • Amy Rigby
  • Amy Rigby
  • Amy Rigby
  • Amy Rigby
  • Amy Rigby
  • Husky Team
  • The Dark Horses
  • Beu Sisters
  • Jon Graboff
  • Jon Graboff
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  • Jon Graboff
  • Erica Smith
  • 20 Miles
  • Neil Cleary
  • Neil Cleary
  • Will Rigby
  • Will Rigby
  • Will Rigby
  • Steve Almaas
  • Steve Almaas
  • Steve Almaas
  • Steve Almaas
  • Laura Cantrell
  • Laura Cantrell
  • Laura Cantrell
  • Laura Cantrell
  • Laura Cantrell
  • Laura Cantrell
  • Michael Shelley
  • Michael Shelley
  • Star City
  • Demolition String Band
  • David Kleiner
  • David Kleiner
  • David Kleiner
  • David Kleiner
  • David Kleiner
  • Spike Priggen
  • Spike Priggen
  • Schramms
  • Schramms
  • Schramms
  • Schramms
  • Steve Almaas
  • Steve Almaas
  • Steve Almaas
  • Steve Almaas
  • Steve Almaas
  • Amy Rigby
  • Michael Shelley
  • Mary Lee's Corvette
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • Willard Gayheart
  • The Tall Pines
  • Shyneboxx
  • Shyneboxx
  • Shyneboxx
  • Gabriel Kelley
  • Gabriel Kelley
  • King Radio
  • Erik Deutsch
  • Erik Deutsch
  • Nine Days
  • Sunny Ozell
  • Tennessee Jet
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals

36 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by KRTZ
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    Amazing play and also great service. Jon is really diving in to the track and open for adjusting clear detailed feedback. Would def recommend!

  2. Review by Abe Vazquez
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    Incredible musician, great communication and overall excellent to work with

  3. Review by Álvaro H.
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    Thanks Jon for adding a fantastic pedal steel on my track!

  4. Review by Chuck C.
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    Fantastic experience working with Jon. He is knowledgeable, experienced, and has great communication. 5 stars would most certainly work together again!

  5. Review by Jay S.
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    This is the second time I've used John, it's always a pleasure. Always on time, always great communications.

  6. Review by Chris S.
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    Amazing musician and experience. Jon was clear and concise and made the process very easy and I would definitely use him again. Most importantly it sounds great!

  7. Review by Jay H.
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    Great sound/ performance and fast turn around! Nice communication as to what we were looking for. Jon was a pleasure to work with.

  8. Review by J.L. J.
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    Jon is as professional as they come. He will also bring your track/project to another level.

    Would love to have him on future tracks!

  9. Review by Brian L.
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    Jon is timely, professional, creative, and a legend. I feel so honored to have him play on my songs. Given his talent, i let the steel lead the entire production that follows. I can't recommend enough.

  10. Review by Brian L.
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    Jon had been my fav steel player for some time. It was simply an amazing experience to have him play on my songs.

    Despite being a virtuoso, he is down to earth, cool, and cares about what you’re looking for in a steel track.

    My tracks are so great and I’m so happy I did this.

    Turn around time was absurdly quick as well.

    Thanks Jon! Looking forward to your next public endeavor.

  11. Review by Shane
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    Incredible talent and professionalism from start to finish. I would absolutely work with Jon again in the future, and I highly recommend considering him for your next project! He is a real artist through and through.

  12. Review by Tyler G.
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    Jon nailed exactly what I was looking for first take. Great tone, feel, and in complete service to the song. Couldn't have been an easier inspiring experience.

  13. Review by Jay S.
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    Real pro, great sound, creative!

  14. Review by Jay S.
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    Jon delivered a spectacular performance that actually brought tears to my eyes. Jon warned me to make sure I spelled out everything that I wanted him to do. I told Jon that I am of the mind set that I prefer musicians I work with to play not particularly what I want, but what they feel the song wants. Jon did exactly that, and I couldn't have hope for a better sound, a better feel or vibe. His communication was great. This guy is the real deal!

  15. Review by E. A.
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    What a player! Jon played on our acoustic song (not country) and he followed ambient chords and swells around the vocal perfectl; everything he played was classy and tasteful. We plan on using everything he played. Highest recommendation. Thanks Jon, E

  16. Review by Cliff B.
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    Jon was great to work with and knocked it out of the park in less than 24 hours. Very pleased and will call on him again whenever I need his tasteful playing. Highly recommend. - Cliff

  17. Review by Steve Wallis
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    It was a pleasure working with Jon. He was able to understand exactly what I was looking for, played it tastefully, and turned it around quickly, with excellent communication throughout the process. Highly recommended.

  18. Review by Per H.
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    Jon really did a spectacular job with pedal steel on my track. The turnaround was fast and he gave me some editorial input that was much appreciated. I would definitely like to work with Jon again.

  19. Review by Romain F.
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    You have your chance to collaborate with one of the best pedal steel player. As a member of the cardinals, Jon worked with Willie Nelson, Norah Jones and so many others… Your song will lift to another level.

  20. Review by Jenny C.
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    Jon was great to work with, he's a top notch player and his turnaround time was less than 24 hours. Total pro! Thank you, Jon!!!

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Gear Highlights
  • I have a long list of vintage pedal steels and amplifiers. Acoustic & elec. guitars
  • B-Bender guitar
  • electric 12 string
  • mandolin. A really nice recording setup. Analog front end into ProTools which delivers warm and full sounds.
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