Reader Spotlight: Pete Paul Nemec III (aka Lobo)

Pete Lobo Nemec

Meet Pete Paul Nemec III, a bassist who goes by Lobo. Pete started in Chicago and made his way to the Nashville area (with a stop in Florida in between), where he performs with Dog Soldiers.

Lobo is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be next). Here’s his story…


I was born in Chicago, Illinois, and majored in music there for a few years. I’ve played on a few obscure blues albums, including Johnny B. Moore’s 911 Blues on Wolfe Records out of Austria and a recording called Finally, which is a live effort out of Chicago on Blue Baron records.

I played a lot with several of The Howlin’ Wolf Band members and did road work in the blues-rock genre. Later, I spent ten years in Florida playing the blues before moving to Tennessee. I live just outside of Nashville and play in a heavy country rock band, ala Lynyrd Skynyrd.


Joelton, Tennessee

Years experience:

Over 40 years.

Why I play the bass:

When I was a child, I would hear those great walking bass jazz lines along with the masculine voice of the instrument. I was hooked.


13 basses (all 4-strings): three Modulus, three Jazz, one Moses Sparrow, two Precisions, a Hartke, a Jazz fretless, Curbo bass, and one I built.

3 Aguilar 12″ enclosures, a 4×10 enclosure, and a single 15″ enclosure, Ampeg 500 watt, G.K. 700 watt, and a G.K. 450 watt head.

My Influences:

I always loved Chuck Rainey – everything from the “Barney Miller” T.V. show intro music to the stuff he did With Steeley Dan. Of course, Jaco, Ray Brown, Sting, Jeff Berlin… just people I hear in general that I think are doing cool things.

My bass superpower/claim to fame:

I can play a number of different styles that have put me in some cool situations, and I have become a very patient chap. Also, I can move pretty fast, which has saved my bacon and some grits too.

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