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Nino Del Pesco / Bio

Bassist Nino Del Pesco became a regular presence on the Los Angeles roots rock scene. He started his career in 1977 with a group called the Puppies, who were discovered by Kim Fowley and issued the single "Mechanical Beat" on Stiff America, produced by Liam Sternberg. He spent 1980-1981 playing with Beat Farmers forerunners Country Dick & the Snugglebunnies (he co-wrote "Country Western Song" on the Beat Farmers release, Manifold) before moving to Los Angeles and settling in with acclaimed roots rockers the Lonesome Strangers until 1987. After playing on their well-received debut, Lonesome Pine; co-writing "Stranger Malone" with bandmates Randy Weeks, Jeff Rymes, and Joe Nanini, he left to form Snake Farm with Barry McBride and Gurf Morlix (while in Snake Farm, Nino worked with David Bowie in the Day In, Day Out video), where he remained until 1988; then he switched to the Knights of the Living Dead who, with demos produced by Dave Jerden and Warren Zevon (Zevon also wrote their bio), were ready to ink a deal with Capitol Records when things went south. He played with various bands from 1990-1991, including that of ex-Rockpile guitarist Billy Bremner and a band called Soul Fish he co-founded with soon-to-be Mavericks guitarist Nick Kane. He temporarily left music to study psychology at UCLA, earning a BA degree (though he did return for one studio gig, Russ Tolman’s 1994 album Sweet Spot). He also recorded a demo of original material with a band that included Bernie Bernstein of "Little Kings" fame. Returning to music in 1997, he co-founded AntiProduct with Alex Kane and Eddie Reuter, playing on the Bootleg Demos Volumes 1 and 2. When Alex left the band in 1999 for the greener pastures of the UK, AntiProduct morphed into the Black Tongued Bells. He left the band in 2003. In 2006, Nino co-wrote "White Ring" with Tex Troester of the Groovy Rednecks, which is featured on their release, Loud Mouth Drunks. Some of the other musicians Nino has had the privilege to work with include: Ian McLagan (Small Faces, The Faces, The Rolling Stones); Spencer Davis; Glenn Sciurba; Steve Dior (The London Cowboys, Sid Vicious); Kirk Swan (Dumptruck); Chris Mulkey; Kelly Pizzo; Sirius Trixon (The Motor City Bad Boys); The Loafing Hyenas; The Apache Dancers. Nino recently reunited with Black Tongued Bells member Eddie Reuter to record the bass on a few tracks for his upcoming, untitled record. While living in St. Paul, Nino worked with Scott Wooldridge of The Wooldridge Brothers; having laid down the bass track to the song "Hey" on their album “Days Went Around.”

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