November 19, 2020
The guitarist and singer’s bands include the Tin Men, the Valparaiso Men’s Chorus, Kings of the Smalltime, and the Alex Band. One of New Orleans’ premier songwriters, he’s released two original solo albums, “Lucky One” and “Road Songs,” this year, in addition to “Into the Sky” with songwriter collective the Write Brothers. Recordings with his own Royal Fingerbowl, as well as projects like 007, the Tom Paines, Susan Cowsill, Luke Spurr Allen’s Happy Talk, Lynn Drury, and the Geraniums round out his resume. With such a busy schedule, it’s surprising that he still finds time to volunteer at the orphanage. Tonight he makes time to mentor the Troubled Men. Topics include election relief, the twilight of the gods, an endgame strategy, the DA race, Alex Trebek RIP, a vaccine, a campus exodus, a job suggestion, childhood education, New Jersey mysteries, a reluctant New Orleanian, Chris Lee, Michael Ward & Reward, Glenn Hartman, Willie Green, Bourbon St. gigs, career options, recording singles, Washboard Chaz, Kelly Keller, the Circle Bar, Peter Holsapple, a solo residency, Keith Keller, Carlo Nuccio, the Austin Motel, Disney Tokyo, Cap’n Sandy, Daemon Shea’s last gig, 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: “Everybody Goes to Hank’s” from “Lucky One” by Alex McMurray Outro music: “Now You Know” by Alex McMurray with the Iguanas ...
November 01, 2018
All Hallows' Eve looms large as the Troubled Men invite Lynn Drury to a gabfest in the Ring Room. The great singer/songwriter and former barrel racer shows that sisters really are doing it for themselves. Topics include a panhandling prank, Bela's birthday, ball players, a graft maze, Jerry Clower and the talking dog, animal husbandry, horse heaven, Mondo Cane, the Mary Tyler Moore Show, odd jobs, giving up, bridge, civil disobedience, traffic cameras, stalkers, marriage, dachshunds, tattoo questions, Cosby, grooming, dating advice, an equal playing field, and much more. Review, rate, and subscribe at Apple Podcasts or your favorite app. Outro music:Anniversary by Lynn Drury from Rise of the Fall 2017 ...
October 29, 2020
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, and Robert Palmer, the Meters are the gold standard. George has gone on to work with a stellar list of artists including David Byrne, Tori Amos, and John Scofield, as well as all-star groups the 7 Walkers, Voice of the Wetlands, and his own Runnin’ Pardners. He survived the 75-76 Rolling Stones. The Troubled Men should be a piece of cake. Topics include early voting, hate stuttering, a birthday speedball, an MRI nightmare, a clean checkup, a new record, early influences, guitar lessons, a new route, Poppi Francis, a frat house training ground, New Orleans music, Meters orthodoxy, touring the US, Route 66, the Ivanhoe, the Nightcap, a record deal, the New Barbarians, a hospital wakeup, a cocaine green light, a French audience, sampling, publishing irregularities, a breakup, production credits, Allen’s passing, a Superdome nightmare, Johnny Vidacovich, shake dancers, the Trio, Eric Traub, live tapes, A Taste of New Orleans, David and Walter Lastie, 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: “Look-A Py Py” by the Meters Outro music: “Nice Very Nice” by George Porter and the Runnin’ Pardners ...