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Experience the RETRO/MODERN sounds of Joel Martin!
Joel sings! He plays Pedal Steel! He plays guitar! He writes! The songs are groovy, earnest, playful - its ROCK, it's FUNK, it's PSYCHEDELIC - in short, it's a SONIC JOURNEY!
Joel is pushing the pedal steel guitar into completely uncharted waters. 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), Cubensis, The Alpine Camp, RES, Zack Hexum, Psychic Temple, Leeann Skoda & GospelbeacH.
He leads the monthly series "Joel Martin's Pedal Steel Party" at venues in both San Diego & Los Angeles. 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).
As a bandleader, he formed and maintained the following bands: The Running Jumps, The Big Believers, Funk For A Better Now, BIMBO! & Dead Language.
Here is the first song on Joel's debut EP, also called "Think See Be".