John Aspromonte - guitar, vocals

Ben Nathanson - harp

Glenn Govier - bass

Dale Moore - drums

Sadly, Rough & Ready has canceled all appearances, including our Cavalier Cafe and Blues 2000 dates. 

We would like to thank our friends and fans for the tremendous support we have received over the past 2 years. 

When you combine four veteran musicians with a select repertoire of powerful, classic blues, the result is a high-energy, smokin’ blues band -- ROUGH & READY.

From B.B. King to Koko Taylor to the subdudes to Charlie Musselwhite, ROUGH & READY plays a unique mix of blues classics and contemporary tunes destined to become standards.

The members of ROUGH & READY have been making music in local and nationally known bands for years. Each player's reputation speaks for itself -- together, they're a force to be reckoned with!

Singer and guitarist John Aspromonte’s versatility has taken him from rock to jazz to blues. He has performed with artists from John Lee Hooker, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Albert Collins to Andrea McArdle, Robbie Krieger, and Sha Na Na. Credits include TV, stage band, and recording sessions in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

The band's innovative harmonica stylist, Ben Nathanson, reaches out to audiences with passion and a fresh sound. His fiery, expressive solos owe as much to jazz and rock as they do to Chicago blues. Some of the New York area's top talent has featured Ben as a guest performer.

Holding down the bottom end, Glenn Govier infuses the band with his unique basslines and his R&B feel. Involved in a wide variety of musical projects for over 3 decades, the ‘G-Man’ brings it full circle by returning to his blues roots.

Driving the band's performances with a solid, relaxed groove, drummer Dale Moore brings to ROUGH & READY more than 20 years of performance and recording experience. Moore, the band's newest member, left a hectic performance schedule in the Midwest to cut his teeth in the New York music scene.

If you've been to such NY/NJ venues as Manny's Car Wash, Chicago B.L.U.E.S, Stanhope House, The Bayou, or  Mexicali Blues chances are you've seen ROUGH & READY members sitting in.

Please continue to support live blues by seeing some of our colleagues:

Joe Taino & the Blue Flames

Walt Whitney & the Distractions

Lady Blue & the Tramps

Toots and the Shades

Hi-Way 13 Blues Band

Roxy Perry

Soul Food

Say What?

Big Mike & the Perpetrators

The Don Carlos Blues Band

Rich Chorne'

Dallas Fisher Band

Blues Power

The Frost Kings

The Blue Rays

Curtis Winchester Band

One Eyed Cat

Fraida Erfer

Terraplane Blues Band


BD XPRSS (formerly Blue Collar)

King Dice

Universal Sounds Band

Kid Java



Want to check the band's venues/dates over the years? Click on the volume control of the guitar in photo at right.


Glenn Govier
Phone: 914-337-3910

E-Mail: [email protected]
Rough & Ready
PO Box 3424

Teaneck, NJ  07666

Webmaster: [email protected]

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