Ben Waligoske

Pedal Steel Guitarist

2 Reviews
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As both a steel player and producer, I strive to help make every project I touch more interesting and sound better than it did before it came in. I really love working with artists and producers to find just the right hook, melody, texture, and layers to make every song the best it can be.

Hi! I'm Ben Waligoske, a professional touring, studio, and session musician based in beautiful Denver, Colorado. I grew up in the Midwest (South Dakota) but have been living in Colorado for over a decade, playing with groups and on sessions of all different styles and genres, while touring each year with projects from Denver, Nashville, and beyond. I’ve worked on countless records as both a player and engineer, including music for film and television.

I play pedal steel guitar, guitar, bass, sing/write songs, and also can contribute keyboards and several folk instruments (dobro/banjo/mandolin/lap steel/etc) to your records. I'm a graduate of the University of Colorado and a big dog lover and foodie. Don't hesitate to get in touch with me if I can lend my services to your next song or album!

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2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Philippe Bronchtein

    A great instrumentalist and producer with fantastic ears. A deeply musical dude, hire Ben!

  2. Review by Alex Johnson
    by Alex Johnson

    I cannot recommend Ben enough! Extremely professional, knowledgeable, and quick— whether you need pedal steel, electric or acoustic guitar, or an incredible mix engineer, Ben delivers time and time again, and always beyond expectations. Not only is he an amazing musician, but his gear and recording / mix quality is fantastic. 10/10 will hire Ben again.

Terms Of Service

Typical turnaround is within a week, revisions welcome within reason. Please contact to discuss specifics of your project and for package/multi-instrument deals!

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Gear Highlights
  • Emmons and Sho Bud Pedal Steels
  • Classic Vintage Amplifiers
  • Sarno Music Solutions
  • Neve/API/Royer/Coles/AKG/Pearlman/Sennheiser/Shure
  • Roland RE-301
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