September 26, 2019
The Supagroup frontman has shared a stage with everyone from Alice Cooper and the Foo Fighters to Supersuckers and Whitesnake. Now he’s releasing his first solo record, “Protest Songs and Party Anthems.” After 15 years helming Supagroup with his brother Benji, Chris is no stranger to familial friction. Surely he can weather the storm between the Troubled Men in the Ring Room. Topics include a new nickname, a disagreement, a first band, hair-triggers, Alaskan roots, a diversity scholarship, a masters degree parting gift, a Chaz Fest set, recording “Live at the Mermaid”, the rise of a band, a fake manager, early touring, the Truck Farm recordings, the Saint, Sean Yseult, White Zombie, Rock City Morgue, a homecoming, the last Cramps tour, the Chinese nationalists, a Hong Kong orphan, a Chinese cholo, snake handlers, a solo record, the decline of rock, cancel culture, flood triage, Supagroup in Europe, propaganda, parental controls, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform. Follow and share on social media and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: “Hail to the Strongman” by the Chris Lee Band from the new record, “Protest Songs and Party Anthems” ...
November 29, 2019
The Loose Cattle singer, actor, multiple organ failure survivor, health coach, nutritionist, writer, Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, and Hottest Hell Tours operator has a lot on her plate. After spending close to a year unable to consume food by mouth, she’s got quite an appetite for life. Now she spends her time helping others navigate their own challenges. Let’s see what she can do for the Troubled Men. Topics include the new airport, a TSA encounter, Steve Watson and Midway Pizza, Scrabble, a banjo player, NYC on 9/11, an ice hockey morgue, Springsteen country, a relocation, NOLA MMA, Ray Lopez, the crow pose, the Bayou Fighting Championship, an acting award, an agent, organ failure, the Cleveland Clinic, the VIP floor, a self-diagnosis, patient advocacy, nutritional training, a glucose drip, starvation, bio-individual medicine, 5G electric meters, Chronically Chill, a pitch, plant burgers, a table read, Luke and Megan, and much more. Support the Troubled Men Podcast [here](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast). Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and most podcast aggregators. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: "St. James Infirmary" by Loose Cattle ...
November 26, 2020
The keyboard player and singer’s tenure with George Porter and Papa Grows Funk stemmed from his love of New Orleans R’n’B, particularly the triumvirate of Art Neville, Allen Toussaint, and Dr. John. His years on Bourbon Street taught him the value of a timeless song. He brings these twin imperatives to bear on his latest album, “Central City,” recorded with an all-star lineup and released this spring. His early reluctance to live streaming has morphed into a full embrace of the possibilities of high quality online performance. Like any new medium, the virtual environment presents a unique set of challenges. Tune in as John takes on the challenge of the Troubled Men Podcast. Topics include cancelled parades, Mardi Gras alternatives, a swingers convention, a campus exodus, holiday traditions, Catholic high school, Billy Spenser, Loyola University, a first audition, Madigan’s, Dave Ferrato, Mark Mullins, Rum Boogie, cover tunes, a Chris Owens nightmare, the Olde Point Bar, Russel Batiste, the Maple Leaf Bar, celebrity sightings, touring, June Yamagishi, the Radiators, a blueprint, songwriting, Don Vappie, a retirement plan, a Magnificent 7 record, future predictions, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/troubledmenpodcast) Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear [here.](https://www.bonfire.com/troubled-mens-wear/) 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: “Old Joe’s Turkey” from “Central City” by John “Papa” Gros Outro music: “Mardi Gras” from “Central City” by John “Papa” Gros ...