August 05, 2021
The decorated organist and piano player’s star-studded resume includes long stints with Kenny Wayne Shephard and Gatemouth Brown as well as tours with Mavis Staples, Charlie Musslewhite, and the North Mississippi Allstars. He currently leads several world-class organ trios including a new one with Jason Ricci and Doug Belote whose debut record “City Country City” comes out in September. With admirers like Dr. John and Ike Turner, it was just a matter of time before he turned up with the Troubled Men. Topics include a fourth surge, roadwork, a campaign meeting, prickly heat, Robitussin, McCartney 3-2-1, Dusty Hill, a death scene, Boston, Luther Johnson, studying the styles, a weed pipe, a stolen name, solo records, an acoustic trio, a Maple Leaf residency, a golden gig, Walter Wolfman Washington, Mike Zito, Gulf Coast Records, a Battle Royale, the Hammond B3, a Toussaint tribute, Bobby Charles, Buddy Guy, Bruce Springsteen, 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: “Livin’ Large” by the Joe Krown Organ Combo Outro music: “Old Friends” by Joe Krown ...
August 13, 2020
Growing up on the road with Spencer Bohren, his troubadour father, Andre saw the music game from the inside out. His early rock and roll affinity for drums and guitars led to playing with Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes and Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers. His classical piano mastery led to symphonic bookings and a drive to present the repertoire in the venues of the common man. As the producer for his father’s final collaboration with songwriting collective the Write Brothers, “Into the Sky,” Andre brings the family tradition full circle. His membership in the 610 Stompers, an all man dance troupe, shows he doesn’t take himself too seriously. That quality serves him well as he faces the Troubled Men. Topics include Canal St. drag races, Mid-city car burglaries, classic obits, college openings, canine COVID, presidential idiocy, a music school band, a family on tour, home schooling, a white sheep, rock clichés, classical live-streams, the Buddy D. parade, tough auditions, the Whippersnappers, theatrical rockabilly, Moby Dick, Chaz Fest, Jim McCormick, a diagnosis, a final recording session, a Panther Burns set, lessons learned, a record release, future dates, a Circle Bar rent party, 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: “Every Highway” by the Write Brothers from “Into the Sky” ...
May 23, 2019
After a lifetime of playing drums with a who's who of musicians, the New Orleans native has lots of tales to tell. From his tenure with the mighty Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders, where he drove the 11-piece horn section and hired a young Jaco Pastorius on bass, to his long history with Luther Kent and Trick Bag, Allyn has proven he can handle anything. Let's see how he handles the Troubled Men. Topic include a definition, a summer parade, another festival, an anniversary, Charlie Brent, Loyola Music School, David Lee Watson, Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders, Lon Price, Lee Thornburg, Cranston Clements, Tony Klatka, The Barn in Miami, the Jackie Gleason Show, Last Kiss, Red Rodney, Tower of Power, the 3-piece rhythm section, road girls, Circles, the Georgia roots of soul, Luther Kent and Trick Bag, Ward Smith, Jimmy Weber, Bob Gable, A.J. Pittman, Eric Langstaff, Brian O'Neal, Jazz Excursions, a climate change, Cary Boquet, an early lesson, two jokes, a Treme childhood, Al Jackson, The Monkey Speaks His Mind, a bank visit, Walter Reed, house fires, unfettered capitalism, the thrill of music, Tab Benoit, Jaco Pastorius, a tragic loss, the demise of Bourbon St., and much more. Outro Music:Circles by Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders from the album "Cochran" ...