Joel Martin has become Los Angeles' pre-eminent pedal steel guitarist. He is regarded as an iconoclast. So it is exciting news to some that he's decided to form an all-out country music super group of the hottest pickers in town!
The Westbounders came to start a ruckus!
Joel was featured soloist on Stone Sour's Billboard 200 #8 record Retrograd. With PEARL he has opened shows for Cody Jinks/Ward Davis/Whitey Morgan and the Haggard Brothers featuring Merle's band the Strangers. He has hosted Joel Martin's Pedal Steel Party for 3 years in San Diego and 2 in Los Angeles performing with many of the best country, roots & americana singers in the community including Elijah Ocean, Rob Leines, The Ginger Redhead & Dead Rock West. He is also prominent on Bloodshot Records' artist Jason Hawk Harris' debut record, Love and the Dark. You can also hear him on Leeann Skoda's Big Ego Records debut, Call Me Back Home.
He is very active in the jamband, rock and experimental music worlds around LA.
Let the Westbounders come in and get your crowd on the dance floor! They got barn burners for days ready to go!
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