Will Bernard’s unique guitar playing was formed from the rich cultural roots of the San Francisco Bay Area. He studied classical, jazz, and Indian, played in basements and coliseums, has absorbed the Bay Area Multi-Kulti, the funk of New Orleans, and the New York downtown edge.
He’s performed and/or recorded with Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Robert Walter, John Medeski, Bill Laswell, Ben Sidran, Peter Apfelbaum, Dr. John, Tom Waits and many others. His 2007 album Party Hats and his 1997 release with T.J. Kirk, If Four Was One, were nominated for a Grammy. Pond Life (2022) on Dreck to Disk is his eleventh release as a bandleader. Will lives in Brooklyn, NY.