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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 4: KEVIN GORDON & THE IGUANAS HIT THE ROAD (PT2)

Episode 4

April 14, 2022

Feral Zone 4: KEVIN GORDON & THE IGUANAS HIT THE ROAD (PT2)

The swampy Americana songwriter, singer, and guitarist, covered by  Levon Helm, Keith Richards, and Lucinda Williams, has traveled a twisted road from juke joints in Monroe, La., and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop to his Nashville home. Out on a string of dates with the Iguanas, he joins the band on a night off to issue a communiqué from the tour, in the final installment of a two-part episode. As KG says, they’re just trying to get to Memphis. Topics include a master’s degree in poetry, Hill Country Blues, Mississippi Fred McDowell, the major 3rd in the blues, a Nashville publishing deal, industry songwriting, Garry Tallent, a suitcase of money, Jim Herrington, an Electra 225, Jim McCormick, Pat McLaughlin, a writing routine, photo inspiration, William Burroughs, and much more. Intro music: “The Trucker Takes A Wife” by Styler/Coman Additional Music: "GTO" from "Long Gone Time" by Kevin Gordon Outro music: "Trying to Get to Memphis" from "Tangle the Blue Sky" by Kevin Gordon Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Kevin Gordon Facebook Kevin Gordon Instagram Kevin Gordon Homepage ...

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Feral Zone 3: KEVIN GORDON & THE IGUANAS HIT THE ROAD (Pt.1)

Episode 3

April 08, 2022

Feral Zone 3: KEVIN GORDON & THE IGUANAS HIT THE ROAD (Pt.1)

The swampy Americana songwriter, singer, and guitarist, covered by Keith Richards, Irma Thomas, and Sonny Burgess, has traveled a twisted road from juke joints in Monroe, La., and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop to his Nashville home. Out on a string of dates with the Iguanas, he joins the band on a night off to issue a communiqué from the tour, in the first installment of a two-part episode. As KG says, they’re just trying to get to Memphis. Topics include a Midwestern tour, a procedure, solo acts, West Monroe, South Omaha, West Memphis, “Jungle Boogie,” a band director, marching bands, Jorie Graham, poetry, the punk ethos, an Elvis impersonation, live performance, Bo Ramsey and the Sliders, Freddie King records, meeting X, John Doe’s beer, Todd Rundgren’s cake, and much more. Intro music: “The Trucker Takes A Wife” by Styler/Coman Outro music: “Deuce and a Quarter” from “Down to the Well” by Kevin Gordon Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Kevin Gordon Facebook Kevin Gordon Instagram Kevin Gordon Homepage ...

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TMP197 SHAWN HALL MAKES THE CONNECTION

Episode 197

March 31, 2022

TMP197 SHAWN HALL MAKES THE CONNECTION

The accomplished visual artist and former Piety Recording Studio manager has worked with an impressive list of creative superstars and maladjusted misfits during her storied career. Stints as a chimney sweep, absinthe brewer, and crime scene photo tech round out her resume. Tonight Shawn brings her incisive intellect and easy laugh to a meeting of the minds with the Troubled Men. Pearls before swine? You be the judge! Topics include new tenants, sexism, a dog and a cat, a Bob Dylan show, the Geraniums memorial, a new hairdo, a Jeopardy host, Alicia Silverstone, scarves, Michigan, art exposure, a jazz musician, high school trouble, a Florida misadventure, a biker assassin, teachers, cursive, odd jobs, “Educating Rita,” Trey Helliwell, luck, finding New Orleans, the Mermaid Lounge, an artistic dialogue, loft building in Wicker Park, the Warhol Diaries, a new perspective, a return to nature, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Try To See It My Way” from “Hope Is Not For The Weak” by the Geraniums Outro music: "Soul Kiss" from "Juarez" by the Iguanas Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Shawn Hall Homepage Shawn Hall Instagram ...

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TMP196 DALE SPALDING HEATS UP

Episode 196

March 24, 2022

TMP196 DALE SPALDING HEATS UP

The harmonica master and singer with Canned Heat and Poncho Sanchez grew up in the musical hotbed of Downey, California, with Phil and Dave Alvin. Influenced early on by the Louis Jordan records of his trumpet-playing mother, he caught the blues bug hearing artists like the Paul Butterfield Band, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee at the Ash Grove and the Golden Bear in L.A. Comfortable in a variety of musical settings, tonight Dale tests his tolerance level in a session with the Troubled Men. Topics include baths vs. showers, the impending 200th episode, a borrowed book, Michael Tisserand, a student worker, a Bob Dylan show, tainted cupcakes, sailing from Pongo-Pongo, Bud Ferillo, the Coach House, the Vietnam draft, evading the FBI, going country, Lon Price, Duke Burrell, a Jazz Fest gig, moving to New Orleans, meeting Fito De La Parra, Larry Taylor, a music cruise, psychedelics, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “You’re The One” by The Little Elmore Reed Blues Band featuring Dale Spalding Outro music: “Early In The Mornin’” from “Latin Spirits” by Poncho Sanchez Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Canned Heat Homepage Dale Spalding Facebook ...

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TMP195 RONNIE BARNETT ON THE MUFFS

Episode 195

March 17, 2022

TMP195 RONNIE BARNETT ON THE MUFFS

The legendary Muffs bass player, along with singer/guitarist Kim Shattuck and drummer Roy McDonald, blasted out their infectious, melodic brand of punk rock from 1990 until Kim’s passing in 2019. Cresting at the top of the Indie rock wave, they counted the Ramones, Elvis Costello, and Ronnie Spector among their fans and picked up a platinum record for their hit recording of “Kids In America.” With the reissue of 2004’s “Really Really Happy” along with Kim’s demos for that record soon to be released, Ronnie finds kindred spirits in the Troubled Men as they gather for a meeting of the minds. Topics include a camera ticket, the Iguanas/Kevin Gordon tour, a middle seat, RIP Kevin O’Day, 911 calls, dropping the masks, a record store, meeting Alex Chilton, the Pandoras in Houston, moving to L.A., starting a new band, the Coconut Teaser, a punk rock teacher, backup dancers, the ’90s sound, Green Day, Korla Pandit, the Plaster Casters, a new release, Kim’s legacy, Willie Aron, Susan Cowsill, rock’n’roll college, a New Orleans connection, “Pam and Tommy,” Tony Rugolo, guest relapses, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Sad Tomorrow” from “Blonder And Blonder” by the Muffs Outro music: “Weird Boy Next Door” from “Whoop Dee Doo” by the Muffs Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook ...

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TMP194 JASON MINGLEDORFF GOES SOLO

Episode 194

March 10, 2022

TMP194 JASON MINGLEDORFF GOES SOLO

A Grammy-winning veteran of Dr. John, Papa Grows Funk, the Nightcrawlers, and Galactic, the saxophone, clarinet, and flute player is a devotee of the New Orleans R&B and jazz canon. Now, as a college instructor, he passes this knowledge on to impressionable young minds. With his first record as a bandleader soon to be released, Jason jumps into the fray with the Troubled Men to recall career highs and lows, while remembering some of the giants who have come before. Topics include the Lenten season, a parade encounter, mistaken identities, Mardi Gras, a senior discount, a group costume, Chris Champagne, Michael Deas, the Ideal Market, a tragic fatality, gospel grandparents, a Disney World gig, a drum major, grad school, moving to New Orleans, Mem Shannon, the blues circuit, June Yamagishi, road food, a new sponsor, a teaching position, Eric Traub, Jerry Jumonville, The Band, Lee Allen, Maceo Parker, a James Brown gig, Sam Butera, jazz education, young musicians, Clint Black, baritone sax, the clarinet, Jon Culbreth, Ian Bowman, becoming a Simpsons character, “Glory Road,” Tony Clifton, Chris Owens, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Red Spark” from “Needle in the Groove” by Papa Grows Funk Outro music: “Glass House” from “Atmosphere” by the New Orleans Nightcrawlers Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival René Coman Facebook Jason Mingledorff Facebook ...

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