Ben Waligoske

Pedal Steel Guitarist

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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!

Check out a playlist of some recent work here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6r2jV8VxqN9mKV7qv1zEBE?si=DY6Nsu0sSrSyUdZyG_A6ew

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

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!

GenresSounds Like
  • Turnpike Troubadours
  • Jason Isbell
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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