Troubled Men Podcast

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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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  1. TMP155 Greg Schatz, Schatzy, and the Friggin' Geniuses

    The songwriter, piano, accordion, and bass player is also the entertainment manager for the French Quarter Festival. His years of busking with Jeremy Lyons and club dates with his own bands have given him an intimate knowledge of the New Orleans music scene that proves invaluable in booking the world’s ...


  2. TMP154 Amy LaVere: Runaway's Diary

    The critically-acclaimed Americana singer and bass player was a favorite of legendary producer Jim Dickinson, who hired her for his band and helmed her breakthrough solo record, “Anchors and Anvils.” Six other excellent solo releases, in addition to collaborative projects Motel Mirrors, and The Wandering and Sisters of the Strawberry ...


  3. TMP153 Derrick Freeman: Smoker's World

    The mastermind behind the Soul Brass Band and Smoker’s World is a percussionist, composer, actor, and MC, with mentors such as Ellis Marsalis and Shannon Powell. From his 20 years with Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers as drummer and de facto tour manager, to the multiple bands he’s founded ...


  4. TMP152 John Thomas Griffith: Red Rockers Revisited

    The Cowboy Mouth guitarist and singer started as the frontman of the Rat Finks turned Red Rockers, in the thick of the New Orleans punk scene. Hit singles (“China,” “Good as Gold”), MTV success, and exhaustive touring with U2, the Go-Go’s, and Joan Jett followed. John is obviously a kind ...


  5. TMP151 Steve Berlin's L.A. Confidential

    The record producer and Los Lobos saxophonist reflects on his stellar career, including his early days with seminal L.A. groups like the Blasters, the Flesh Eaters, Top Jimmy, and the Plugz. He was at ground zero for the 70s/80s punk-roots explosion, and he’s produced more cool records than you can ...