HOME GAMES Wiseman joins the Phonemes and Jason Trachtenberg as part of the Over The Top Fest at Whippersnapper Gallery (587A College), Saturday (May 5). $12, adv $10. www.overthetopfest.com.
NICKNAMES Great Bob Wiseman.
POSITION Piano, guitar and accordion (but never onstage at the same time). Pot lids are still his first love.
TEAM MEMBERS Flies solo.
ROOKIE YEAR Joined mother Elaine (piano) and older brothers Howie, Ronnie and Gordie (cello, clarinet and guitar) by playing pot lids at age three. Snagged the lead role of Peter Cottontail in grade 2 at Ramah Hebrew School and never looked back.
LEAGUE "An attempt to feel less impotent in a perfectly broken world."
STATS Theme And Variations (2006); It's True (2004); More Work Songs From The Planet Of The Apes (1997); Accidentally Acquired Beliefs (1995); In By Of (compilation of first three albums, 1994); Beware Of Bob (1994); City Of Wood (1993); Bob Wiseman Sponsored By Lake Michigan Soda (1991); In Her Dream (1989). Several Juno wins as a member of Blue Rodeo.
SPECIAL TALENTS Can scare people by making films and videos or simply by saying truthful things out loud.