Troubled Men Podcast

--- Manny and René ---

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 129 Malcolm Burn: Sonic Divination

    The Grammy-winning producer and musician’s credits include records with Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Iggy Pop, the Neville Brothers, and Chris Whitley. Throughout his long association with fellow Canadian producer Daniel Lanois at Kingsway Studio, and in his own Clouet St. and Kingston, NY studios, Malcolm has always pursued a taste-over-flash ...


  2. TMP 128 Rev. Fred Lane Gets Pataphysical

    The strip-mine crooner burst onto the scene with Tuscaloosa art agitators the Raudelunas Pataphysical Revue, fronting No Wave big band Ron ‘Pate & His Debonaires. Their live record and the subsequent studio albums, “From the One That Cut You” and “Car Radio Jerome,” established them as a mythic presence in ...


  3. TMP 127 George Porter In the Groove

    The renowned bassist, along with fellow Meters Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli, and Zigaboo Modeliste defined New Orleans funk and R’n’B from the late 1960s on. From the explosion of classics like "Cissy Strut" and "Hey Pocky A-Way" for Allen Toussaint’s label, to session work with Dr. John, LaBelle, Paul McCartney, ...


  4. TMP 126 Pete Weiss: Thelonious Monster Lives

    The co-founding drummer of Thelonious Monster discusses his history with the band beginning with the 80s post-punk Hollywood scene that included the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, and Manny Chevrolet’s Too Free Stooges. It’s a stroll down memory lane filled with pitfalls and highlights that ultimately leads to redemption. ...


  5. TMP 125 Ben Ellman Blasts Off!

    His work with Galactic, Big Freedia, Trombone Shorty, the Revivalists, and the Klezmer All Stars should be enough to keep anyone busy. Along with his Galactic bandmates, the saxophone/harmonica player and producer is also an owner of the iconic New Orleans music mecca, Tipitina’s. Ben’s long history with many of ...