Peter “Cal” Calamera

Bass player for international Country Music star Jessica Lynn.


With a professional music career spanning over three decades, “Cal” started his professional career as a Bass player at the age of 14 in Brooklyn, NY with a Hofner Beatle Bass in his hands and dreams of a life spent making music.

That dream has taken him from playing everything from Rock, Jazz, Classical, Funk, Disco, Metal, Punk and even New Wave on the NYC club scene in the late 70’s to having a #2 ranking concert program on PBS in the 2000’s as a Contemporary Classical composer.

These days Cal spends his time producing upcoming artists and touring once again with his Hofner in hand as bass player for his daughter, international Country Music star, Jessica Lynn ( 

“I have been playing my Hofner CT-500/1 at some of America’s biggest Country Music festivals for the last few years and it is featured in Jessica Lynn’s latest PBS television special.  I have received so many compliments and inquiries on its unique and one of a kind sound.” 

“For me, it just fits the texture of Jessica Lynn’s music which incorporates a lot of elements of traditional “old school” Country, while still being able, to swing around to the fat, aggressive sound of today’s Modern Country when needed.  I use D’Addario Flat Wound - Chromes – Light Gauge exclusively on this bass which to me, really bring out the rich tones that this bass alone is capable of.”

“Not only is it a beautiful looking and sounding instrument which has certainly found a place in musical history, but it’s light weight (becomes very important as you get older), guarantees that it will be with me until the end of my musical journey wherever that may lead.”

Instrument:  Bass HCT-500/1

Cals Music Website

Jessica Lynn Website

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