Bob Greenspan and The Monkey Wrench Gang
At first glance, the Monkey Wrench Gang may seem like an unlikely combination. Bob Greenspan’s reputation for gritty, hard rockin’ acoustic and electric blues, may seem contradictory with Andy Calder’s precise and melodic bass lines. Oddly, however, the real magic of the trio lies in this yin and yang. The result is searing electric blues, explosive rock, and soulful songwriting. It has been compared to the work of Jorma Kaukanen and Jack Cassidy, and the legendary sound of Hot Tuna. They have also been compared to Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble. However it is classified, the music is some of the most powerful rockin’ blues this side of Texas.
Guitarist/vocalist Bob Greenspan, born in Chicago, was raised on blues and 50's rock n' roll. As a young man, he played with Mike Bloomfield (Columbia recording artist with Bob Dylan and Paul Butterfield) and Hayden Thompson (Sun Record rockabilly artist). Through his illustrious career, Bob has performed with Charlie Musslewhite, Barry Goldberg, Paul Butterfield, Junior Wells, Roy Brown, Buddy Guy, Norton Buffalo, Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd), and many others.
Greenspan is a published songwriter with E.M.I. and Polygram Universal and has been featured in articles in High Times and Penthouse magazines (perhaps a dubious distinction, but they were widely publicized, nonetheless!). He is also a character in several Edward Abbey books, including the acclaimed “Monkey Wrench Gang.” Greenspan has two independent record releases, "Rock-A-Billy Blues" and "Tall, Dark and Lonesone."
Detroit-raised bassist Andy Calder’s renown for groove prowess stretches far and wide. His achievements include high-profile tours and gigs with internationally-acclaimed artists from Boise, Idaho to Charleston, South Carolina and everywhere in between.
A Jackson Hole, Wyoming, resident since 1992, Calder’s career has truly blossomed. Touring artists choose him as their preferred sideman, because of his flexibility and ability to groove in any situation. Credits as a sideman include shows with Stephen Perkins, The Motet, Brian Jordan, Tom Rush, Willie Waldman, Larry Coryell, and Rick Danko, among others. Out-of-town bands that frequently invite Calder to sit in include Tony Furtado, DJ Logic, Ray White, and Liquid Soul.
Calder considerable time in 2008 on the road with Banyan, an experimental/heavy metal/art-rock/freakout band led by legendary Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins.
Idaho Falls drummer Chris Glanzer is the hottest up-and-coming player in the intermountain west. His sense of rock-solid groove keeps this band well-grounded.
Plain and simple, the Monkey Wrench Gang is a party. You don’t really even need to invite anyone else. Catch ‘em if you can!
Price Range: $1,800-$3,500 including audio production
World Famous Productions
P.O. Box 41
Teton Village, WY 83025