Joel Martin

Pedal Steel Guitar, Guitar

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I recorded my tracks for Stone Sour's #8 Billboard 200 record Hydrograd and PEARL's “Heartbreak & Canyon Revelry” here at my home, along with countless other singles and records! Top notch equipment, best of the vintage and modern worlds! My pedal steel is a few serial numbers away from Jerry Garcia’s main recording steel!

Joel is pushing the pedal steel guitar into completely uncharted waters and has been called an iconoclast.
Long a staple in traditional country music, Joel sees it as the most psychedelic and expressive instrument!

As a sideman in LA, Joel has racked up a ton of unique experience! He has performed or recorded with Stone Sour (their #8 Billboard 200 record Hydrograd), Greg Loiacono of the Mother Hips, Nick Hexum of 311, PEARL (featuring Pearl Aday, Scott Ian of Anthrax, Jim Wilson of Mother Superior & Daniel Lanois and Joey Vera from Armored Saint & Fate's Warning), Cubensis, The Alpine Camp, RES, Zack Hexum, Psychic Temple, Leeann Skoda, GospelbeacH and The Stardust Ramblers.

He lead the monthly series "Joel Martin's Pedal Steel Party" at venues in both San Diego & Los Angeles for 4 years. These give him an opportunity to feature and play with some of the premier songwriting talent in LA including Frank Lee Drennen (Dead Rock West), Brett Hool (We Are The West), Simon Petty (Minibar), Jamie Drake, Brent Rademaker (GospelbeacH/Beachwood Sparks) & Jim Wilson (Mother Superior/Daniel Lanois).

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.


GenresSounds Like
  • Buddy Emmons
  • Lloyd Green
Gear Highlights
  • 1968 ZB D-11 Pedal Steel
  • 1965 Vibrolux Reverb
  • ProTools HD excellent mics and pres
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