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Troubled Men Podcast

René Coman sits down with the original Troubled Man, Manny Chevrolet, over cocktails at the Ring Ro...more

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March 04, 2021

TMP 145 Jeffrey Clemens' Special Sauce

The G. Love & Special Sauce drummer discovered singer and guitarist G. Love in an empty Irish bar in his hometown of Boston. As a duo expanding to a trio, the hip hop/blues group hit with “Cold Beverage” on their first release, and it’s been a wild ride of world tours, records, and TV ever since. A New Orleans residency leading rock steady group 007 and Nashville session work with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys round out his stellar resume. Jeffrey currently hosts the weekly Atomic Cocktail Hour. Tonight he endures the radioactive fallout with the Troubled Men. Topics include a vaccine, a birthday, the Mars landing, Mt. Rushmore, a sold out gig, dog walkers, Certs, Ramones shows, lessons with Alan Dawson, a bar mitzvah band, Boston rock, Mark Sandman, Sony records, an acoustic approach, space, moving to N.O., Keith Keller, Chez Flames, Katrina flooding, a trio with Kenny Vaughn and Dave Roe, touring plans, a COVID case, a Letterman story, 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 almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and outro music: “Cold Beverage” and “Baby’s Got Sauce” from the self-titled album by G. Love & Special Sauce ...

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Episode 144

February 25, 2021

TMP144 Jason Ricci: Mooncat Rising

Widely considered one of the top harmonica players in the world, the singer and songwriter has been making records, winning awards, and thrilling audiences since he was a teenager. Ricci spent time studying and playing with blues legends like James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite, Johnny Winter, R.L. Burnside, and Howard Levy, and would come to be accepted by them as a peer. When it comes to hard living, Jason checks a lot of boxes: drugs, prison, and sexual confusion, to name a few. Now he can add the Troubled Men Podcast to the list. Topics include a deep freeze, Mardi Gras, rolling blackouts, Lent, Larry Flynt RIP, a guest recording, a new number, skate punk roots, flaka, a first teacher, teen trouble, “The Last Stop,” Idaho, Pat Ramsey in Memphis, living with the Kimbrough family, the N. Mississippi Hill Country, Fat Possum Records, Florida rehab, a 12-year sentence, Blues Music Awards, female players, Paul Butterfield, a low point, coming out, sobriety, marriage to Kaitlin Dibble, a YouTube powerhouse, a new mindset, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast) Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear [here.](https://www.bonfire.com/troubled-mens-wear/) Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere you get podcasts. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Broken Toy” from “Done With The Devil” by Jason Ricci & New Blood Outro music: “I’m Too Strong for You” from “Approved by Snakes” by Jason Ricci & the Bad Kind ...

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Episode 143

February 18, 2021

TMP143 Vicki Peterson: The Bangles and Beyond

The Bangles founding guitarist, songwriter, and singer has had an amazing career that includes work with the Americana supergroup the Continental Drifters, her duo with Susan Cowsill, the Psycho Sisters, and Action Skulls with husband John Cowsill and Bill Mumy. Tonight Vicki takes her chances with the Troubled Men. Topics include a Super Blow recap, Mardi Gras, house floats, an earthquake, a first guitar, a Recycler ad, early Bangs shows, the Paisley Underground, touring, MTV, Prince, fans, the Joan Rivers show, producers, Raji’s, the Dream Syndicate, Dave Catching, Pink Slip, Alex Chilton, a reformation, new records, Brad Wood, Valentine’s Day, Rick Rosas, a Hawaii festival, 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 almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Watermark” from “Vermilion” by the Continental Drifters Outro music: “The Land of Dreams” from “Angels Hear” by Action Skulls ...

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Episode 142

February 12, 2021

TMP142 Roger Lewis Talks Dirty

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band’s founding baritone sax player logged years playing with Fats Domino, Irma Thomas, and Deacon John and the Ivories before the formation of the groundbreaking group. He’s spent over 40 years with the Dozen since they revolutionized the genre by adding bebop, pop, and the avant garde to the traditional second-line repertoire and helped spread New Orleans brass band music around the globe. Roger’s known as the Dirty Old Man. He should fit right in with the Troubled Men. Topics include Super Blow weekend, “Black Sunday,” Bruce Dern, “Wild At Heart,” Laura Dern, “Blue Velvet,” a virtual hearing, a machete incident, Mardi Gras restrictions, childhood music education, Fred Kemp, Mary’s Tavern, Marvin Gaye, Bobby Bland, Vegas with Fats, hotel room cooking, Redd Foxx, Liberace, lost legends, Kidd Jordan, Charles and Kirk Joseph, Frog Joseph, a big bang, N.O. drummers, Baritone Bliss, Widespread Panic, Norah Jones, 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 almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. I ntro music: Styler/Coman Break and outro music: “Caravan” and “Blackbird Special” from “My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now” by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band ...

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Episode 141

February 04, 2021

TMP141 Chris Champagne Pops His Cork

The radio personality, satirist, comedian, and author has been illuminating local politics and culture for decades. After cutting his teeth on the national slam poetry scene, he’s gone on to write and produce 15 one-man shows and authored “The Y’at Dictionary” and “Secret New Orleans,” addressing fringe elements of local dialect and history. His latest book on the NFL, “The Most Important League in the World,” inspired by his childhood as the son of an NFL lineman, covers a wide swath of the odd and unusual history of the league. Tonight Chris squares up with the Troubled Men for a head-to-head matchup, and nothing’s out of bounds. Topics include a campus uptick, a rat reduction, Xmas tree timing, house floats, a dental plan, pronoun trouble, Canada, school days, comedy writing, early performances, the Green Mill, radio, a broken neck, Ronnie Virgets, Lee Oswald, Paul LaNoue, Jonathan Traviesa, an Al Davis role, a business deal, a look ahead for the city, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast) Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear [here.](https://www.bonfire.com/troubled-mens-wear/) Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro and Break Music: Styler/Coman Outro Music: “The Trucker Takes A Wife” by Styler/Coman ...

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Episode 140

January 28, 2021

TMP140 Simon Lott: Context Killer

The colorful drummer, composer, and arranger switches styles as easily as he changes crop-tops. His two new albums under the Context Killer and Diamond Kinkade monikers add live-looping avant funk and ambient piano and synth soundscapes to the straight-ahead jazz and funk he’s been known for. Simon has always liked to stretch the boundaries of musical forms and identity. If things get kinky, that’s fine with him. After his visit with the Troubled Men, he should feel more emboldened than ever. Topics include weight gain, letting go, the inauguration, a Lil Wayne pardon, DNA evidence, Jen Psaki, an inoculation monologue, new music, a chronofile, a close call, high school, Bobby Campo, Frank Williams, a first record, the drums, Johnny Vidacovich, a symphonic family, David Torkanowsky, George Porter, John Bonham, musical nutrients, critical thinking, ego, Lyrics Born, DJ Logic, Nels Cline, favorite countries, a Joan Rivers haunting, Sandra Bernhard, perception, a noise set, Eno, Phil Spector, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast) Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear [here.](https://www.bonfire.com/troubled-mens-wear/) Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Cleared Scenario” from “Memories, the Pond and Rain Clouds” by Diamond Kinkade Outro music: “Spent” from “Strange Seduction” by Context Killer ...

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