June 25, 2020
The veteran guitar master has logged tours of duty with Dr John, Boz Skaggs, Maria Muldaur, and the legendary Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders, among others. As a rock and roll animal, Cranston dove into the New Orleans punk scene with his own outlandish offering, Sex Dog, and practiced tone science in the lab with Morgus the Magnificent before delving into the rockabilly world of Joe Clay. Tonight he takes his chances with the Troubled Men. Topics include Phase 2, infection spikes, a new nickname, monuments, a Papa John Gros livestream, a councilman’s arrest, Fathers Day, birthdays, Snake and Jake’s, a covid joke, “Stroking,” a first meeting, Charlie Brent, Kenny Cordray, Jaco Pastorius, “Rice Pudding,” an audition, Jerry Meehan, Jamie Lynn Vessels, David Brouillette, Amanda Shaw, Joan Rivers, Nicky Sazenbach, Scott Goudeau, Rick Wigginton, Bobby Brennan, fan questions, pithy quotes, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast) 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 Outro music: “Manny Chevrolet for Mayor” by Cranston Clements ...
June 13, 2019
The Troubled Men square off in the Ring Room to catch their breath and take stock after a flurry of stellar guests. Topics include the heat, bathroom ice, a Men’s Room bit, Rocketman, a movie gag, guest cancellations, the Panther Burns on tour, summer in New Orleans, a trip to Hawaii, a manta ray bit, Twitter wars, a new nickname, Rebecca Culp, high school dating, the next campaign, fudged resumes, artifacts of mortality, a roach story, termites, child safety, a close call, a self-inflicted wound, an attempted robbery, a naked bike ride pace car, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on your podcast app. Like, follow, and share on social media. Music: Styler/Coman ...
December 26, 2018
The singer/songwriter/producer and guitar tone scientist recounts his years fronting the Killer Bees, his solo career, and his many other collaborations. He talks about being mistaken for Santa Claus, but there's no confusion about which list the Troubled Men are on. René's mic goes out early on, and he becomes the ghost of Christmas past. Act of God? Perhaps. Fortunately, there's plenty of Manny and Papa Mali to cover the spread. Topics include nerve damage, holiday destinations, a stage name explained, zebra smuggling, street safety, the declining murder rate, touring the U.S., a second screening, the 7 Walkers, the Dead, a first trip, Too Free Stooges at Club Lingerie, D. H. Peligro, Louis Elovitz, Fishbone, Tony and Pete Rugalo, Joe Osborn, the Wrecking Crew, a deer poacher, Bonnie & Clyde, The Getaway, mistaken identity, DNA kits, a reading requirement, deathbed defiance, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on iTunes. Follow and like the page on Facebook. Share with friends and spread the word. ...