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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 through the Hollywood wringer by his late 20s. He th...more

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TMP173 JON CLEARY AND THE ABSOLUTE MONSTER GENTLEMEN

Episode 173

October 07, 2021

TMP173 JON CLEARY AND THE ABSOLUTE MONSTER GENTLEMEN

The Grammy-winning pianist, vocalist, and songwriter has worked with top acts like Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Dr. John, and Eric Burdon. His solo records with the Absolute Monster Gentlemen are widely acclaimed as some of the finest examples of modern New Orleans funk and R’n’B. He’s played Royal Albert Hall and San Quentin State Prison. Now Jon finds the sweet spot between the two on the Troubled Men Podcast. Topics include storm repairs, roof leaks, a thumbs up, election season, a fundraiser, Manny for Mayor, a textbook nightmare, accents, slang, an English childhood, an exotic aunt, family musicians, a punk adolescence, hearing Professor Longhair, moving to New Orleans, a Maple Leaf job offer, red beans and rice, a James Booker seizure, early bands, Johnny Adams, a piano vacuum, Mighty Sam McClain, Guitar Slim Jr., mask aversion, the Quarantini Happy Hour, Charlie Gabriel, piano lessons, live dates, Thursdays, travel, Frostop, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: "Getcha GoGo Juice" from "GoGo Juice" by Jon Cleary Outro music: "Dyna-Mite" by Jon Cleary 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  any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Jon Cleary Homepage Jon Cleary Music Facebook Jon Cleary YouTube ...

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TMP172 BRAD WALKER LISTENS FOR THE STILL SMALL VOICE

Episode 172

September 30, 2021

TMP172 BRAD WALKER LISTENS FOR THE STILL SMALL VOICE

The tenor sax master’s resume includes Sturgill Simpson, Marcia Ball, Anders Osborne, George Porter, and Rickie Lee Jones. His exciting solo releases range from experimental collaborations such as redrawblak with Simon Lott, as well as modern jazz records (“Quintet,” “The Dockside Sessions”) and the upcoming concert film “Extended + Brad Walker.” Brad’s a sensitive soul with a spiritual bent. Should be an interesting contrast to the Troubled Men. Topics include the mayoral campaign, restarting school, Ida aftermath, a FEMA trailer, a stalker returns, a fundraiser, N. Carolina tobacco country, high school band, LSU music school, Teach for America, a NYC identity, a master’s degree, Jeff Albert, Mardi Gras balls, TV appearances, tenor vs. baritone sax, beard vs. mustache, original music, the Circle Bar, the desert, Buddhism, universal truths, Lee Allen, Mark Mullins, Jason Mingledorff, John Papa Gros, a quarantine quote, Esplanade Studio, a glimmer of hope, a father’s recognition, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Trash and Treasure” by redrawblak Outro music: “Song #37: Alaya or The Still Small Voice” by Brad Walker + Extended 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  any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Brad Walker Homepage Brad Walker Facebook Brad Walker Presents Facebook   ...

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TMP171 MICHAEL PAZ SETS THE STAGE

Episode 171

September 23, 2021

TMP171 MICHAEL PAZ SETS THE STAGE

The veteran engineer, producer and tour manager with Preservation Hall, Zachary Richard, Essence Fest, and the Ogden Museum has produced a new record with the recently departed singer/songwriter from Big Sun, Joe Tullos. The “Vessels” project was a labor of love by Michael and a close-knit stable of players and the final artistic statement of a dying friend. On the heels of Yom Kippur, the Troubled Men turn from the sacred to the profane. Topics include memory loss, pocket notes, a stump grinder, FEMA, RIP Norm Macdonald, the Jeopardy saga, the start of school, RIP George Wein, the founding of Jazz Fest, programming, Thursdays, a Detroit childhood, a move south, St Paul’s, the audio game, trad jazz, Lafayette, RIP Warren Storm, Linda Ronstadt’s uncle, Sound Check Music, “LA Juke Box,” hanging with the Rolling Stones, Pyramid Audio, loose change, trash pickup, the River Road Collective, Meg Griffin, Kevin Aucoin, Mark Byrdawg Dillon, Randy Ellis, Brendan Gallagher, a burial at sea, road management, Walter Payton, 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  any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and outro music: “And Anna So Blew” and “Leave This Town” from “Vessels” by Joe Tullos Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Michael Paz Homepage Michael Paz Facebook Joe Tullos Homepage Joe Tullos Facebook   ...

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Feral Zone 1: MIKE DILLON BRINGS THE PUNKADELICK VIBES

Episode 1

September 17, 2021

Feral Zone 1: MIKE DILLON BRINGS THE PUNKADELICK VIBES

The adventurous jazz punk percussionist and vibraphonist with Rickie Lee Jones, Ani DiFranco, Les Claypool, and Critters Buggin’, as well as his own groups including Punkadelick, Nolatet, and Billy Goat, is one of the most dynamic performers you’ll find anywhere. His terrific trilogy of Quarantine-era albums has raised the bar for everyone else. Mike comes clean about his triumphs and regrets over a stellar 30-year career that’s stronger than ever and as wild as it gets. Topics include a maiden episode, a road trip, an MRI, RIP Don (and Phil) Everly and Charlie Watts, a dead squirrel text, Texas roots, the Bad Brains, the DIY ethic, fIREHOSE, Ten Hands, Deep Ellum, prog rock, Fishbone, Zappa damage, the New Bohemians, Matt Chamberlin, a psychedelic epiphany, a dope habit, getting signed to Hollywood Records, Bob Cavallo, getting clean, Skerik, a genius quote, jam bands, “Shoot the Moon,” “Suitcase Man,” Elliott Smith, Alex McMurray, depression, Bob Wills, “1918,” a musical palette, Tito Puente, high jumps, 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  any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Pelagic” from “1918” by Mike Dillon Outro music: “Shoot the Moon” by Mike Dillon and Punkadelick Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Mike Dillon Homepage Mike Dillon Facebook ...

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TMP170 RICK G. NELSON WHIGS OUT!

Episode 170

September 15, 2021

TMP170 RICK G. NELSON WHIGS OUT!

The recent Grammy winner and string multi-instrumentalist with the Afghan Whigs, the Polyphonic Spree, and the Twilight Singers is also the owner/engineer at the wonderful Marigny Studios. His early orchestral training and rock’n’roll impulses led to a decade touring with the Spree, including two Bowie tours. His post-Katrina volunteer work resulted in permanent relocation to New Orleans and the eventual establishment of the studio. Rick’s a real talent who believes in trusting the professionals he works with. Let’s hope his trust isn’t misplaced as he puts it all on the line with the Troubled Men. Topics include the Safe House, Hurricane Ida, roof damage, a tree cutter, coastal destruction, name confusion, music training, punk exposure, a first gig, older women, parents’ music, car trouble, UNT, violin to bass, loving school, an audition, a religious experience, future vision, not a cult, choir robes, 32 on a bus, a launch pad, meeting Bowie, studio training, Luthjen’s Dancehall, the Beat Exchange, board-side manner, trust, Greg Dulli, Dave Rosser, the Gutter Twins, guitar lessons, ghost stories, a legacy, a guitar collection, New Orleans musicianship, 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  any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: "Diamonds" from "Together We're Heavy" by the Polyphonic Spree Outro music: "Toy Automatic" from "In Spades" by the Afghan Whigs Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Rick G.Nelson Homepage Rick G. Nelson Facebook Marigny Studios Homepage   ...

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TMP169 TONY HASELDEN KEEPS ON COOKING WITH LEROUX

Episode 169

August 26, 2021

TMP169 TONY HASELDEN KEEPS ON COOKING WITH LEROUX

A founding member of Louisiana’s LeRoux, the multi-platinum-selling guitarist, songwriter, and singer rode the wave of chart-topping singles (“New Orleans Ladies,” “Nobody Said It Was Easy”) and tours with bands like ZZ Top, the Doobie Bros., Bob Seger, and John Prine. As a songwriter Tony spent 30 years in Nashville writing a string of #1 hits for top-selling country artists like George Strait, Keith Whitley, and Shania Twain. He likes to claim his music biz success has all been by accident. Tonight he joins the Troubled Men and learns just how bad an accident can be. Topics include the return to school, identity theft, “Christine,” campaign questionnaires, vaccine resistance, bilingual instructions, switching from trombone to guitar, joining the band, a new name, the new album, “One of Those Days,” longevity, prostitutes, pressure to repeat, influences, the New Orleans market, touring, perennial openers, Ozzy, Ronnie Milsap’s bus, John Mayer, the Grateful Dead, the state of country music, co-writing, getting a cut, Billy Joe Shaver, radio airplay, 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  any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Love Abductor” from Louisiana’s LeRoux Outro music: “One of Those Days” from Louisiana’s LeRoux Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram LeRoux Homepage LeRoux Facebook     ...

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