Ian Taylor Sutton

Pedal steel guitar, utility

8 Reviews (8 Verified)
Ian Taylor Sutton on SoundBetter

Many steel guitarists play too loud, too much, or both. My skills lie in the art of playing tastefully, and for the song—listening to and supporting the vocals. I have national touring experience with several bands, with performances at Stagecoach, Kaboo Del Mar, as well as direct support for Chris Stapleton, and Trampled by Turtles among others.

I am a fast-working pedal steel guitarist and utility musician based in the San Francisco Bay Area. There, I have earned a reputation as the go-to steel guitarist in San Francisco's storied roots/Americana and country music scenes. In addition to pedal steel guitar, I am also available to record guitar, Dobro, lap steel, mandolin.

I am available for in-studio or remote session work and touring opportunities, great hang with stellar references.

I looking forward to working with you!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.


AllMusic verified credits for Ian Sutton
  • Jesse & Joy
  • Mary Talbot Fee
  • Brandon Burrows
  • Brandon Burrows
  • Patrizia
  • Jesse & Joy
  • Los Tucanes de Tijuana
  • Los Tucanes de Tijuana
  • The Transit War
  • Pepper
  • Ryan Hiller
  • The Orange Velvets
  • Delancey

8 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Emily M.

    Ian was great to work with! He nailed the vibe I was going for and had a very fast turn around time. He also did a great job with the recording itself. Can't recommend him enough if you need pedal steel on your project!

  2. Review by Bruno M.

    I used Ian for some mandolin on a track. Very quick response, beautifully recorded and played to perfection! Highly recommend!

  3. Review by Chad M.

    I've worked with Ian on multiple songs and will certainly hire him for more in the future. I appreciate that Ian knows his way around the pedal steel and plays masterfully but makes it a priority to serve the song and not overplay. His tasteful approach gave my songs the exact sound I was looking for.

  4. Review by Enric M.

    Ian took the song and understood what I needed for it perfectly. He was able to introduce and work on my suggestions. Perfect playing and delivery. GREAT!!!

  5. Review by Corey K.

    Ian did a fantastic job of helping me bring my songs to life with his tasteful playing style. Will definitely be working with him again in the future!

  6. Review by Holt B.

    Ian is a fantastic pedal steel player and I couldn't be happier with the results. Good communication as well and a quick turn around! Highly recommended!

  7. Review by max p.

    Ian did an awesome job on pedal steel and had a very fast turnaround!

  8. Review by TYLER H.

    Ian provided just the feel my tracks needed. Excellent communication, responsive to feedback, quick turnaround. Had a great experience and would be happy to work with him again in the future. Thanks Ian!

Coby Langham & the CB

I was the pedal steel player in this production

Terms Of Service

Up to two revisions in addition to the original track delivered. Tracks can be provided dry (no effects) or with a separate track for effects as requested. Turnaround time typically within 72 hours.

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SoundBetter Deal

Pedal steel guitar on 2 songs for $150