Troubled Men Podcast

--- René and Manny ---

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 through the Hollywood wringer by his late 20s. He then moved to New Orleans to become a perennial candidate for mayor and make a feature film about it. René is a New Orleans native who's been in the music biz wringer since he was a child. They are the Troubled Men for Troubled Times.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. TMP 121 Paul Cebar's Tomorrow Sound

    The Milwaukee bandleader and recording artist has spent his life exploring the musical tributaries that flow through New Orleans. From the masking Indians to Snooks Eaglin and Earl King to modern African forms, all have informed his original music. With Paul’s bands, first the Milwaukeeans and now Tomorrow Sound, he ...


  2. TMP 120 Johnny Sansone: Speaking In Tongues

    As an itinerant bluesman, the singer and harmonica ace sought out giants like James Cotton and Junior Wells to uncover the mysteries of the dark art. The former collegiate swimming star did stints in Colorado, Chicago, and Austin playing with the likes of John Lee Hooker and Ronnie Earl before ...


  3. TMP 119 Michael Hurtt's Haunted Heart

    The musician/journalist’s new book, “[Mind Over Matter: The Myths and Mysteries of Detroit’s Fortune Records](,” co-authored with the great Billy Miller of [Kicks]( magazine and [Norton Records]( fame, comes out September 15th. It covers the eclectic label and the entire Detroit underground music scene from the 1950s onward. Mike’s love ...


  4. TMP 118 Gogo Borgerding's Conversational Jewels

    The designer behind [Gogo Jewelry]( is a New Orleans character through and through. Many know her as an actress in the long-running stage production “And the Ball and All” with Becky Allen and Ricky Graham. From her post-Mercy Academy years as an artisan, to her time studying at the Savannah ...


  5. TMP 117 Andre Bohren Goes for Baroque

    Growing up on the road with Spencer Bohren, his troubadour father, Andre saw the music game from the inside out. His early rock and roll affinity for drums and guitars led to playing with Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes and Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers. His classical piano ...