Pedal steel

Looking for recommendations of great pedal steel performances. 
I don't follow pedal steel players, but a current performer is Robert Randolph.

Dean Hohlman if your into country

Old video of David Lindley playing Mercury Blues at the Roxy. It is a two neck Hawaiian guitar on a stand, not sure it has pedals. Hard rock style blues with distortion. Maybe not your thing. 
A family friend in Nashville, originally known as a woodwind player, taught himself to play pedal steel. I did not see any videos showing his playing, but if you ever get to Nashville, seek him out. His name is Jim Hoke. Killer player. I don’t listen to Speedy West or any of the old school players much on my hifi, but they can blow your socks off!
Buddy Emmons. Check him out with Danny Gatton, Redneck Jazz explosion. These guys are killer!
Jerry Garcia played a nice pedal steel from time to time. Sneaky Pete Kleinman (so) did a ton of great studio work as a session player for lots of 70s folk rock artists.
Jerry Garcia played a nice pedal steel from time to time. Sneaky Pete Kleinman (sp?) did a ton of great studio work as a session player for lots of 70s folk rock artists.
Sneaky Pete was the pedal steel player in The Flying Burrito Brothers.

The guy playing the great ps part in Commander Cody’s "Hot Rod Lincoln" was The West Virginia Creeper, whose drinking got in the way of his career (Cody fired him, replacing him with Bobby Black). I played one gig with The Creeper in the mid-70’s, and never saw him again.

The already-mentioned Buddy Emmons was indeed a ps master, as was Pete Drake (he plays on George Harrison’s ALL Things Must Pass, as well as Ringo’s Beaucoups Of Blues album, which he produced. Dylan employed his talents as well.).

Speedy West was an INCREDIBLE player, heard on many 50’s and 60’s albums recorded in L.A. He also made some great duet albums with guitarist Jimmy Bryant, a studio player himself.

Lloyd Green is heard on a lot of 60’s and 70’s Country albums, and he made solo albums as well.

Ralph Mooney is the ps player heard on many Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and Waylon Jennings albums.

Leon McAuliffe was a pioneer of playing the instrument in the Jazz-influenced Western Swing bands, and wrote the classic/standard "Steel Guitar Rag".

Don Helms is the ps player heard on all the Hank Williams recordings, ps playing as classic as it comes.

Jaydee Maness was the ps steel player in The Desert Rose Band, as well as a 1st-call player in the L.A. studios. He is the ps player on Clapton’s "Tears In Heaven".

Ben Keith is the ps player heard on Patsy Cline’s "I Fall To Pieces", Neil Young’s Harvest album, and many other recordings. He died in 2010.

Rusty Young---who recently passed away---was the ps player in Poco.

The current in demand ps player is Greg Leisz, who has played with just about everyone currently making good music. Look up his resume’ on Wikipedia, it’s absolutely insane!

Don't bother listening to Jerry Garcia playing pedal steel. Much as he loved the instruments, he was not a very good player of it. Or of banjo. Or a singer. But I digress ;-) .

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Rusty Young in Poco, Pickin’ Up The Pieces.

Nils Lofgren, Mansion On The Hill Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live In New York City
@bdp24 Good call on Ben Keith and Greg Leitz—scratching my brain last night trying to pull up his name! A little hard on Jerry though—I admire ANY multi instrumentalist and appreciate how Garcia could cross genres. I have a guitar playing friend who thinks Jerry only passable on his primary instrument, putting Clapton far above him as a true guitar great. From a technical standpoint I’m in no position to argue with him—I tried to pick up the guitar at 50 and failed miserably. But when I sit down to listen I’d pick Garcia’s playing (and singing) over Clapton any day of the week.
@dodgealum: Tell your guitar-playing friend to give a listen to Danny Gatton (mentioned by another poster above). In-cre-di-ble! Vince Gill---a mighty fine player himself---nicknamed him The Humbler ;-) . A guitarist’s guitarist. Jerry Garcia has his fans, but few of them are other great guitarists. Hey, don’t shoot the messenger!

I favour Telecaster players myself---Gatton played the Tele, as did his sometimes-bandmate Evan Johns (three albums on Rykodisc, a bunch on other Indi’s, including the one I did with him entitled Moontan). So do Albert Lee (The Everly Brothers, Emmylou Harris), James Burton (Ricky Nelson, Elvis, Emmylou Harris---she gets all the best musicians ;-), Steve Cropper (Booker T & The MG’s), Don Rich (Buck Owens’ Buckaroos), John Jorgenson (The Desert Rose Band, The Hellecasters), Al Anderson (NRBQ, solo), Dave Edmunds (though he played Gibson ES335’s for years), Albert Collins, so many others.

The Strat has it’s adherents too: Ry Cooder, Richard Thompson, Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), both the Vaughan brothers. But the guitar played most often with a pedal steel player---by far---is the Telecaster.
Lucky Oceans...

Saw him playing with "Asleep at the Wheel" in 1975 (Gabe & Walkers, Iowa City, IA).

Didn't follow him after that, but live he was the musical equivalent of watching Fantasia on psychedelics.

Eric Heywood.

Most notably with Son Volt. Has played with many others. Saw him with Tift Merritt and that was wonderful!
The Campbell Brothers are great as well as any Sacred Steel CD
Robert Randolph Live at Wetlands and his playing on the first  Word CD  will blow your mind.
Happy listening 
For your consideration, I offer..,

Jimmie Rivers and the Cherokees featuring Vance Terry / Brisbane Bop 
Western swing 1961-64

very entertaining 

Lately, I’ve been listening to Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys and I believe their pedal steel player is William Leon McAuliffe.
Daniel Lanois - I'd suggest taking a listen to "Deep Blue Day" from Apollo (partnered with Brian Eno), a good number of cuts on Belladonna, and/or "The Maker" on Rockets...