The last time I saw Bob Wiseman, it was more than two decades ago when he played keyboards for Canadian roots-rock band Blue Rodeo during their “Casino” tour-stop at Pauly’s Hotel. It was a cold December night (to quote a later Blue Rodeo lyric), but he heated up the joint with his free-wheeling, improvisational playing.
Fast forward to last Saturday night at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs. There was Wiseman – now standing alone on a stage with only a computer, a projector, an acoustic guitar, an accordion and his stories of what happened during and after his years in Blue Rodeo. It was his one-man show, “Actionable.”