|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, now Los Angeles|
|Genres||Alternative rock, Alternative country, Pop, Americana|
|Labels||Maverick Records, Ascend Records|
Jason Karaban is an American singer-songwriter and musician living in Los Angeles, California. Karaban first began his career fronting the Philadelphia-based indie rock band Dragstrip Courage in 1997, and Grand in 2000. He emerged as a solo artist with the release of Doomed to Make Choices, in 2006, co-produced with Mike Napolitano (Joseph Arthur, The Twilight Singers). Along with vocals, Karaban plays acoustic guitar, 12-string and electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, piano and drums. Karaban has released four critically acclaimed albums, and has had a number of songs featured in film and television shows Over the course of his career, Karaban has collaborated with many notable musicians including Ani DiFranco, Lucy Schwartz, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek), Garrison Starr, Taylor Momsen, Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) and Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers).
Tracks from the 2006 album Doomed to Make Choices were licensed extensively by film and television, including placement in the romantic comedy Novel Romance the thriller Lure, and used in television shows from FX Networks, the Oxygen Channel, VH-1, MTV, NBC and ABC. His album's have also received regular airplay from WXPN in Philadelphia, WFMU in Jersey City and KCRW in Los Angeles.
Karaban's Mayfly album was named as one of alt-country magazine No Depression's "Top 10 Albums of 2009". The album employs images of fallen soldiers in civil war battles to invoke subtle political messages relevant to current events.
Glide Magazine lists Karaban's recent single, Succeed 101, in its Stranger's Almanac: Best of 2009.
AOL's "Spinner" featured Jason Karaban's song "Succeed 101" as their MP3 Download of the Day.
Karaban was featured as The Deli Magazine's Los Angeles Artist Of The Month (Published on Thu, 2 Apr 2009).