April 08, 2022
The swampy Americana songwriter, singer, and guitarist, covered by Keith Richards, Irma Thomas, and Sonny Burgess, has traveled a twisted road from juke joints in Monroe, La., and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop to his Nashville home. Out on a string of dates with the Iguanas, he joins the band on a night off to issue a communiqué from the tour, in the first installment of a two-part episode. As KG says, they’re just trying to get to Memphis. Topics include a Midwestern tour, a procedure, solo acts, West Monroe, South Omaha, West Memphis, “Jungle Boogie,” a band director, marching bands, Jorie Graham, poetry, the punk ethos, an Elvis impersonation, live performance, Bo Ramsey and the Sliders, Freddie King records, meeting X, John Doe’s beer, Todd Rundgren’s cake, and much more. Intro music: “The Trucker Takes A Wife” by Styler/Coman Outro music: “Deuce and a Quarter” from “Down to the Well” by Kevin Gordon Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Kevin Gordon Facebook Kevin Gordon Instagram Kevin Gordon Homepage ...
May 07, 2021
The critically-acclaimed Americana singer and bass player was a favorite of legendary producer Jim Dickinson, who hired her for his band and helmed her breakthrough solo record, “Anchors and Anvils.” Six other excellent solo releases, in addition to collaborative projects Motel Mirrors, and The Wandering and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon, with N. Miss. Allstar Luther Dickinson, round out her body of work. As former guest Will Sexton’s musical partner and better half, Amy knew what she was in for with the Troubled Men. It seems she’s up for anything. Topics include Jazz Fest season, porch concerts, a loss at sea, recording sessions, a 2nd dose, a TV favorite, the drive to Austin, wanderlust, a first band, learning the bass, Memphis, the White twins, Liberty Land, marrying Will, a woman on tour, “Painting Blue,” road dates, a food cart, “Walk the Line,” Jimbo Mathus, a pet rat, Joaquin Phoenix, “The Heartbreak Kid,” Pepé Le Pew, a St. Croix vaccination, new recordings, political strife, eyes wide shut/open, 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 almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Last Rock ’n’ Roll Boy to Dance” from “Runaway’s Diary” by Amy LaVere Outro music: “Not in Memphis” from “Painting Blue” by Amy LaVere ...
October 22, 2020
The co-founding drummer of Thelonious Monster discusses his history with the band beginning with the 80s post-punk Hollywood scene that included the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, and Manny Chevrolet’s Too Free Stooges. It’s a stroll down memory lane filled with pitfalls and highlights that ultimately leads to redemption. The Troubled Men remain unredeemed. Topics include the end of the Circle Bar, a rich history, a test result, a priest’s porn shoot, a glimmer of hope, a new venture, a name change, a first meeting, a new band, a celebrity sighting, an L.A. heyday, a first record, Dick Rude, Fishbone, the Plugz, tour hijinx, a mystery solved, a conspiracy theory, bad behavior, pissing with Tom Waits, a documentary, a new record, Martyn LeNoble, Dix Denney, Bob Forrest, a solo deal, band alchemy, emotionalism, Zander Schloss, a bit, a music academy, humility, the Unabomber manifesto, another theory, a notorious Pink Pop set, a rock moment, 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 Outro music: “Buy Another Gun” from “Oh That Monster” by Thelonious Monster ...