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Troubled Men Podcast

René Coman sits down with the original Troubled Man, Manny Chevrolet, over cocktails at the Ring Room, in the heart of an old-school New Orleans social haunt. Manny is an L.A. native who had been...more

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Feral Zone 1: MIKE DILLON BRINGS THE PUNKADELICK VIBES

Episode 1

September 17, 2021

Feral Zone 1: MIKE DILLON BRINGS THE PUNKADELICK VIBES

The adventurous jazz punk percussionist and vibraphonist with Rickie Lee Jones, Ani DiFranco, Les Claypool, and Critters Buggin’, as well as his own groups including Punkadelick, Nolatet, and Billy Goat, is one of the most dynamic performers you’ll find anywhere. His terrific trilogy of Quarantine-era albums has raised the bar for everyone else. Mike comes clean about his triumphs and regrets over a stellar 30-year career that’s stronger than ever and as wild as it gets. Topics include a maiden episode, a road trip, an MRI, RIP Don (and Phil) Everly and Charlie Watts, a dead squirrel text, Texas roots, the Bad Brains, the DIY ethic, fIREHOSE, Ten Hands, Deep Ellum, prog rock, Fishbone, Zappa damage, the New Bohemians, Matt Chamberlin, a psychedelic epiphany, a dope habit, getting signed to Hollywood Records, Bob Cavallo, getting clean, Skerik, a genius quote, jam bands, “Shoot the Moon,” “Suitcase Man,” Elliott Smith, Alex McMurray, depression, Bob Wills, “1918,” a musical palette, Tito Puente, high jumps, and much more. Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or  any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Pelagic” from “1918” by Mike Dillon Outro music: “Shoot the Moon” by Mike Dillon and Punkadelick Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Mike Dillon Homepage Mike Dillon Facebook ...

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TMP170 RICK G. NELSON WHIGS OUT!

Episode 170

September 15, 2021

TMP170 RICK G. NELSON WHIGS OUT!

The recent Grammy winner and string multi-instrumentalist with the Afghan Whigs, the Polyphonic Spree, and the Twilight Singers is also the owner/engineer at the wonderful Marigny Studios. His early orchestral training and rock’n’roll impulses led to a decade touring with the Spree, including two Bowie tours. His post-Katrina volunteer work resulted in permanent relocation to New Orleans and the eventual establishment of the studio. Rick’s a real talent who believes in trusting the professionals he works with. Let’s hope his trust isn’t misplaced as he puts it all on the line with the Troubled Men. Topics include the Safe House, Hurricane Ida, roof damage, a tree cutter, coastal destruction, name confusion, music training, punk exposure, a first gig, older women, parents’ music, car trouble, UNT, violin to bass, loving school, an audition, a religious experience, future vision, not a cult, choir robes, 32 on a bus, a launch pad, meeting Bowie, studio training, Luthjen’s Dancehall, the Beat Exchange, board-side manner, trust, Greg Dulli, Dave Rosser, the Gutter Twins, guitar lessons, ghost stories, a legacy, a guitar collection, New Orleans musicianship, and much more. Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or  any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: "Diamonds" from "Together We're Heavy" by the Polyphonic Spree Outro music: "Toy Automatic" from "In Spades" by the Afghan Whigs Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Rick G.Nelson Homepage Rick G. Nelson Facebook Marigny Studios Homepage   ...

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TMP169 TONY HASELDEN KEEPS ON COOKING WITH LEROUX

Episode 169

August 26, 2021

TMP169 TONY HASELDEN KEEPS ON COOKING WITH LEROUX

A founding member of Louisiana’s LeRoux, the multi-platinum-selling guitarist, songwriter, and singer rode the wave of chart-topping singles (“New Orleans Ladies,” “Nobody Said It Was Easy”) and tours with bands like ZZ Top, the Doobie Bros., Bob Seger, and John Prine. As a songwriter Tony spent 30 years in Nashville writing a string of #1 hits for top-selling country artists like George Strait, Keith Whitley, and Shania Twain. He likes to claim his music biz success has all been by accident. Tonight he joins the Troubled Men and learns just how bad an accident can be. Topics include the return to school, identity theft, “Christine,” campaign questionnaires, vaccine resistance, bilingual instructions, switching from trombone to guitar, joining the band, a new name, the new album, “One of Those Days,” longevity, prostitutes, pressure to repeat, influences, the New Orleans market, touring, perennial openers, Ozzy, Ronnie Milsap’s bus, John Mayer, the Grateful Dead, the state of country music, co-writing, getting a cut, Billy Joe Shaver, radio airplay, and much more. Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or  any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Love Abductor” from Louisiana’s LeRoux Outro music: “One of Those Days” from Louisiana’s LeRoux Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram LeRoux Homepage LeRoux Facebook     ...

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TMP168 PETE GORDON: WET DAWG TAKES HIS LICKS

Episode 168

August 19, 2021

TMP168 PETE GORDON: WET DAWG TAKES HIS LICKS

The boogie piano wild man with Mojo Nixon, the LeRoi Bros., Jello Biafra, Roy Head, Archie Bell, and the Neptunes was mentored early on by Nils Lofgren, Billy Gibbons, and Joe Ely. His tenure as co-owner of the Houston Continental Club has given him a view of the biz from the other side of the bar, while the viral “Altuve Polka” by his Polka? I Hardly Know Her Band was the sensation of the Astro’s World Series Championship. A first call player with Chuck Berry, Wanda Jackson, and Andre Williams, Pete checks in for a few innings with the Troubled Men. Topics include a vaccine mandate, cancellations, the start of school, an Iguanas tour, a roadwork scam, Robin, Steve Watson, Jake Flack, a Tipitina’s gig, moving to Austin, Steve Wertheimer, the ZZ Top studio, the big time, a Norwegian tour with Dash Rip Rock, volatile personalities, high concept bands, the Light Rock Express, Disco Expressions, Kinky Friedman, the Lawrence Welk Show, a viral video, ribbing Larry King, Game 7, sideman work, the future of rock’n’roll, and much more. Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or  any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Tie My Pecker To My Leg” from “Whereabouts Unknown” by Mojo Nixon and the Toadliquors Outro music: “The Altuve Polka” by Polish Pete and the Polka? I Hardly Know Her Band Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Pete Gordon Facebook Polish Pete Polka Facebook The Continental Club Houston ...

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TMP167 BILL DAVIS RIPS IT UP

Episode 167

August 12, 2021

TMP167 BILL DAVIS RIPS IT UP

The Dash Rip Rock singer/guitarist has spent a lifetime barnstorming the country fronting the revved-up roots punk trio he founded as a college student. The song parody “Let’s Go Smoke Some Pot” pushed them to the top of the radio charts. The band’s roster of drummers including Fred LeBlanc, Chris Luckett, and Kyle Melancon employ a specific muscular playing style, while Bill’s guitar prowess has landed him on projects with artists ranging from Mojo Nixon and the Dead Kennedys’ Jello Biafra to Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze. With a new record “Cherchez La Femme” coming out, he jumps on the line to catch the Troubled Men up on the latest mayhem. Topics include a road trip, breakthrough cases, the dump, infestation, trigger warnings, the swingers convention, a campaign update, Lake Charles bands, a KISS concert, an afro fire, Kelly Keller as manager, 688 Records, college radio, REM, the English Beat, the Beverly Hillbillies, Donna Douglas, a supergroup, Jim Dickinson, Jewel, Gwen Stefani, Alternative Tentacles Records, the New Orleans Raunch and Soul Allstars, rescheduling, and much more. Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or  any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Let’s Go Smoke Some Pot” from “Get You Some of Me” by Dash Rip Rock Outro music: “Swamp Gypsy” from “Cherchez La Femme” by Dash Rip Rock Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Dash Rip Rock Homepage Dash Rip Rock Facebook ...

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TMP166 JOE KROWN TAKES THE THRONE

Episode 166

August 05, 2021

TMP166 JOE KROWN TAKES THE THRONE

The decorated organist and piano player’s star-studded resume includes long stints with Kenny Wayne Shephard and Gatemouth Brown as well as tours with Mavis Staples, Charlie Musslewhite, and the North Mississippi Allstars. He currently leads several world-class organ trios including a new one with Jason Ricci and Doug Belote whose debut record “City Country City” comes out in September. With admirers like Dr. John and Ike Turner, it was just a matter of time before he turned up with the Troubled Men. Topics include a fourth surge, roadwork, a campaign meeting, prickly heat, Robitussin, McCartney 3-2-1, Dusty Hill, a death scene, Boston, Luther Johnson, studying the styles, a weed pipe, a stolen name, solo records, an acoustic trio, a Maple Leaf residency, a golden gig, Walter Wolfman Washington, Mike Zito, Gulf Coast Records, a Battle Royale, the Hammond B3, a Toussaint tribute, Bobby Charles, Buddy Guy, Bruce Springsteen, and much more. Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or  any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Livin’ Large” by the Joe Krown Organ Combo Outro music: “Old Friends” by Joe Krown ...

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