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Bob "Boo" Bernstein

Musician - Pedal Steel Guitar, Guitar, Lap Steel, Dobro, Mando-Guitar

Bob gained acclaim as the featured steel player on Gustavo Santaolalla’s Academy Award-winning score for Ang Lee’s motion picture “Brokeback Mountain” and as part of a pedal steel octet on the Hans Zimmer score for “Man Of Steel.”  He was heard weekly playing Dobro on the Emmy-nominated theme to “Hell on Wheels” on the AMC Channel.  He recently recorded steel and Dobro with acclaimed composer Pedro Bromfman for the second season of the Netflix series “Narcos.” Additionally, he appeared on the Latin Grammy Album of the year by Latin superstar Juanes, the Grammy Award-winning album “Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster,” the Billboard Ranchero/Mariachi Album of the Year by Vicente Fernandez (“Otra Vez”), and Billboard Ranchero/Mariachi Album of the Year by Joan Sebastian (“13 Celebrando 13” – which was also nominated for a Grammy).

Additionally, Bob has contributed steel to recordings and live performances by such acclaimed artists as Freddy Fender, Tanya Tucker, Jerry Lee Lewis, Emmylou Harris, Mark Chesnutt, La Santa Cecilia, Dwight Yoakam,  Lucero, Michelle Shocked, Curt Kirkwood from the Meat Puppets, Erasure, Eliza Gilkyson, Gatemouth Brown, Hank Thompson, Tiger Army, and Monte Warden.

Bob has broken new ground in the Latin music world as the touring pedal steel guitarist for the late superstar Joan Sebastian and can be heard on the artist’s No.1 Latin chart albums “Huevos Rancheros” and “13 Celebrando 13” released by Universal Music. He appeared simultaneously on two of the Top 5 Latin Albums on the Billboard charts with Vicente Fernandez and Jenni Rivera and contributed steel on the album “Buenaventura” by La Santa Cecilia, which was renominated for a Grammy.

Boo was seen on tour playing pedal steel, lap steel and dobro with renowned Austrian world music artist Hubert Von Goisern throughout Europe for the last two summers.


“Brokeback Mountain” score and soundtrack

- Score won Academy Award

- “A Love That Will Never Grow Old” (Emmylou Harris) won Golden Globe

- Soundtrack nominated for Grammy

“Man of Steel” score

- Worked with Hans Zimmer

Theme to “Hell On Wheels” (AMC series)

- Worked with Gustavo Santaolalla

- Nominated for Emmy

Netflix series “Narcos” score

- Worked with composer Pedro Bromfman for second season of acclaimed web series

La Santa Cecilia – “Buenaventura”

- Nominated for Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Grammy

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