"This artist, Hal Merrill, is taking the steel guitar in an entirely new direction." 

~ Matt Rosenberg, The Seattle Times

Live Solo Videos 

Hal Merrill

Hal has developed his own original style of playing solo on the pedal steel guitar, more influenced by pianists, horn players and guitarists than by those who play his instrument. Very few pedal steel guitarists venture into solo performance, and none share Hal’s uniqueness and originality. This is something you truly must see to fully appreciate. There is really nothing else like this on our planet. 

“The impressionism really is apparent in Hal’s composing and performing.  Both are beautiful and take your mind to a different place.” 

~Jim Stahlhut – Producer, composer, bandleader and jazz guitarist, Denver, CO