December 03, 2020
The top-tier drummer’s stellar resume includes the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Warren Haynes, Ani DiFranco, Karl Denson, and John Scofield. Coming to the attention of producer Don Was, Terence played on the national Last Waltz tour with Robbie Robertson, as well as on all-star TV tributes to Willie Nelson and Elvis, and spent a week as guest drummer on Late Night with Seth Meyers. No matter how rarefied the atmosphere, he always retains his greasy New Orleans feel. Tonight he slides into the Troubled Men Podcast for a good going over. Topics include Thanksgiving travel, COVID denial, holiday traditions, an interim host, a bullet shortage, airplane bottles, Tab Benoit at the Ryman Auditorium, a first meeting, serving the music, Algiers, the Walker High School band, bongos, Michael Ward, Pampy’s, Funchaus, George Porter, Marc Adams, Roger Lewis, a new world, Keb Mo, Vince Gill, Capitol Records, Norah Jones, musical DNA, Levon Helm, tambourine vs. pandeiro, a humbling experience, the North Mississippi Allstars, an Arne Skage session, a new year, 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 and outro music: “We Gone Stank You Down” featuring Nick Daniels and “Chariot” featuring Nigel Hall from “Swampgrease II” by Terence Higgins ...
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 ...
November 14, 2019
The drummer and teacher is a paragon of groove, melodicism, and taste. He speaks the language of the heart and plays from the same place. Johnny’s played with everyone from Chet Baker to Professor Longhair. He’s a national treasure. Now he steps into the Ring Room, and we listen. Topics include tenant troubles, a New Orleans childhood, St. Aloysius High School, the Best Life Pharmacy Restaurant, Joe Hebert, the student/teacher relationship, drum influences, notes from Johnny’s NOCCA workshop, surrender, loss of ego, Fess at the Mudd Club, melodic drumming, artistic identity, quitters, the 1970s blues resurgence, corporate rock, John Boylan, an Angelle Trosclair record project, touring in Europe, John Scofield, Bobby McFerrin, a Christmas record session, Astral Project, telepathic connections, Emily Remler, physicality in performance, tap dancing on the drums, and much more. Support the podcast by contributing to the [ Cocktail Fund](https://paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast?locale.x=en_US). Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts and all podcast platforms. Follow and share on social media and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: “Gentilly Lilly,” from Johnny Vidacovich’s “Mystery Street” album featuring Eric Traub, Charlie Miller, Steve Masakowski, Michael Pellera, James Singleton, and Earl Turbinton Jr. ...