Hubert von Goisern has been one of the Austrian music scenes most successful representatives for many years now. Not many Austrian artists have been able to remain at the top of the business as long as the ethno-musician from Salzburg. An insatiable curiosity for everything new is the main ingredient in the recipe for success that Hubert von Goisern has been following since his early days as a member of the legendary band Alpinkatzen. It has served him well. He is one of those rare musicians who are capable of consistently and successfully reinventing themselves.
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Bob Bernstein has made his mark in the world of pedal steel, working with a long list of country, roots, Latin and world artists. He has appeared on recordings that have won or been nominated for an Academy Award, Grammys, Latin Grammys, a Golden Globe, Emmys, and Billboard Music Awards. Bob has gained acclaim as the featured pedal steel player on the score to “Brokeback Mountain,” which won the Oscar for Best Original Score, and his work on Hans Zimmer’s score for the film, “Man of Steel.” He has contributed steel to recordings and live performances by such diverse artists as Freddy Fender, Tanya Tucker, Jerry Lee Lewis, Emmylou Harris, Mark Chessnutt, Dwight Yoakam, Michelle Shocked, Curt Kirkwood from the Meat Puppets, Erasure, Gatemouth Brown, and Hank Thompson. He has also helped break new ground in the Latin music world as the touring pedal steel guitarist for Mexican superstar Joan Sebastian as well as his contributions to albums by other Latin artists including Juanes, Vicente Fernandez, Jenni Rivera, Lucero and La Santa Cecilia. Bob additionally was seen in concerts in Europe and the U.S. with renowned world artist Hubert Von Goisern during his “Federn” tour.
Enrique C. Martinez is a versatile pianist, accordionist, arranger, and producer based in Los Angeles, California. Born into a family of musicians in Tamazula, Jalisco, MX, he began performing professionally with his father and older brother at age 10. Soon after, he received his formal training at the Conservatorio de Música Sacra in Guadalajara, Jalisco. When he was 18, he moved to the United States where he quickly made a name for himself across all Latin genres including boleros, mariachi, banda, and rock en Español. Eventually, Enrique became the musical director for the late Mexican singer/songwriter Joan Sebastian, touring, producing, and recording with him for 17 years. He has collaborated with and/or produced many prominent Latin artists including Alejandro Fernandez, Julio Iglesias, and Juan Gabriel, among many others. Enrique also produced Jenni Rivera’s acclaim multi-platinum last album “Joyas Prestadas,” which went to No. 1 in the U.S. and Mexico. Along with his work in the Latin world, he has contributed to numerous television and film productions and has continued transcending borders with collaborations in styles and genres from all over the globe including jazz (with Kenny G), Italian, French, Tango, and Bollywood music.