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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May 07, 2021 01:24:41

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 Moon, with N. Miss. Allstar Luther Dickinson, round out her body of work. As former guest Will Sexton’s musical partner and better half, Amy knew what she was in for with the Troubled Men. It seems she’s up for anything. Topics include Jazz Fest season, porch concerts, a loss at sea, recording sessions, a 2nd dose, a TV favorite, the drive to Austin, wanderlust, a first band, learning the bass, Memphis, the White twins, Liberty Land, marrying Will, a woman on tour, “Painting Blue,” road dates, a food cart, “Walk the Line,” Jimbo Mathus, a pet rat, Joaquin Phoenix, “The Heartbreak Kid,” Pepé Le Pew, a St. Croix vaccination, new recordings, political strife, eyes wide shut/open, 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: “Last Rock ’n’ Roll Boy to Dance” from “Runaway’s Diary” by Amy LaVere Outro music: “Not in Memphis” from “Painting Blue” by Amy LaVere ...

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April 30, 2021 01:23:51

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 and continues to lead, to his critically-acclaimed solo releases, Derrick has no shortage of energy, drive and wry humor. The Troubled Men welcome his positive influence. Hopefully some of it rubs off. Topics include pain relief, Los Tremolo Kings, a full calendar, a stolen ambulance, celebrity deaths, America’s Most Wanted, a speeding ticket, 9-day weekends, the mayor’s race, music training, Shannon Powell, the Sandbar at UNO, Cafe Brasil, living with Delfeayo Marsalis, solo projects, “DWB,” a George Clinton story, Biz Markie, stand-up comedy, slam poetry, psychedelics, a medical card, a Juan LaFonta commercial, “Manny’s Choice,” 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: “Grandma Cunningham” from “(Derrick Freeman and James Martin Present) Soul” Outro music: “How Far We Come” from “Levels” by the Soul Brass Band ...

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April 23, 2021 01:12:26

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 and patient soul. That should come in handy with the Troubled Men. Topics include a police visit, the mayor’s race, a 2nd dose, flaka, safe at home, a moose issue, a missing guest, a cumbia trio, life on the run, Aurora C.C., a Bocage house party, a car crash, George the Max, a name change, the Jam in Austin, a Boston band house, a 3rd record, Steve Walters, Darren Hill, Fred LeBlanc, livestreams, current stress, a chance encounter, 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: “Teenage Underground” from “Condition Red” by the Red Rockers Outro music: “China” from “Good as Gold” by the Red Rockers ...

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April 16, 2021 01:26:49

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 shake a stick at. Steve’s seen a lot and isn’t afraid to talk about it. Tonight the Troubled Men are all ears. Topics include a first dose, a bad reaction, a memorial, a first Grammy, the road to L.A., the Soul Survivors, dinner with Gregg Allman, Casablanca Records, a first session, Richie Hayward, Phast Phreddie and the Precisions, the Alvin brothers, the Cathay de Grande, David Lee Roth, the Zero Zero Club, a music store job, a first baritone, Lee Allen’s influence, a first production, Chris D., making “Kiko,” Mitchell Froom, a David Baerwald record, the Smithereens, the Crystal Ballroom, Morphine and Mark Sandman, a new Los Lobos record, remote productions, 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: “Ghost Cave Lament” from “I Used To Be Pretty” by the Flesh Eaters Outro music: “Colossal Head” from “Colossal Head” by Los Lobos ...

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April 09, 2021 01:23:38

TMP150 Luther Dickinson: North Mississippi Allstars

By the time the North Mississippi Allstars guitarist and singer started playing with Hill Country masters R.L. Burnside and Othar Turner, he’d already received a firm grounding in roots music at the knee of his record producer and piano player father, Jim Dickinson (Big Star, Ry Cooder, Bob Dylan). Luther’s traveled the world spreading the blues rock gospel, but after growing up in the Memphis mayhem of the Mudboy & the Neutrons orbit, the Troubled Men Podcast should feel like a return to the briar patch. Topics include the 150th episode, a vaccine, Holy Week, a letter of reference, the Rolling Stones at Muscle Shoals, the Dixie Fliers, Bill Eggleston, Pat Rainer, “Big Star 3rd,” “Sugar Ditch Revisited,” open tuning, the Mingus bio, a father’s advice, first demos, Roland Janes, the Hodges brothers, ambition, the Black Crows, transcendence, conflict, the Allmans on acid, the Sons of Mudboy, a memorial recording session, 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: “Up and Rolling” and “Call That Gone” from the album “Up and Rolling” by the North Mississippi Allstars ...

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April 02, 2021 01:16:24

TMP149 Rachel Haden: Ready for Takeoff

The bassist and singer is a founding member of That Dog, the Rentals, and the Haden Triplets and a featured collaborator with Weezer, Beck, and Todd Rundgren. As the child of jazz great, bassist Charlie Haden, she and her siblings grew up immersed in music. The forthcoming album “[Simon and The Astronauts featuring Rachel Haden](https://www.ringrecords.org/?fbclid=IwAR0nI4eqvgjcNIYLDI1Y3sD-LilYeGaboioejYaaJ2G942nIUudBnQEtIzA)" is the latest to spotlight her pure vocal tone and sympathetic musical sensibilities. Tonight Rachel joins the Troubled Men and adds a sorely needed touch of grace. Topics include a 2nd dose, taxes, an all-TMP live set, tenant trouble, Gogo, the Haden Family history, Crossroads High School, the Blue Bus, Anna Waronker, Petra Haden, early gigs, Dick Rude, playing drums with Beck, Maya Rudolph, Brad Wood, sober living, the “Rambling’ Boy” sessions, Ry Cooder, Charlie’s influence, “The Queen’s Gambit,” 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: “I’m Gonna See You” from “Retreat From The Sun” by That Dog Outro music: “Parallel World” from “Simon and The Astronauts featuring Rachel Haden” ...

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