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.

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

The Grammy-winning author and filmmaker’s landmark book, “It Came from Memphis,” has just been reissued in a 25th anniversary revised edition. The cultural collisions between bluesman Furry Lewis, producer Jim Dickinson, Alex Chilton, pro wrestling, photographer Bill Eggleston, fife & drum bands, the Panther Burns, integration, and other disparate elements form a compelling narrative of outsiders, misfits, and rock ’n’ roll in this classic chronicle of the subterranean Memphis music scene. Robert believes that if you’re not on the edge, you’re taking up too much space. He should feel right at home with the Troubled Men.

Topics include a virtual gala, a swingers convention recap, a new campaign platform, the Hard Rock demo, the Ring Room reopening, a new monolith, the flaw in the grain, a teenage quest, Mudboy and the Neutrons, Randall Lyons, a childhood memory, the N.O.-Memphis-Baltimore axis, Barbarian Records, a rule of thumb, Jack White’s Third Man Books, a letter of complaint, the ladies, sage advice, a film career, “The Best of Enemies,” the end of civility, an alternative strategy, “Stranded in Canton,” the Quaalude ‘70s, TeleVista, Pat Rainer, Tav Falco, Lee Baker, ghosts, lessons to learn, and much more.

Intro music: Styler/Coman

Break music: “Frank, This Is It” by Cliff Jackson and Jillian Delk with the Naturals; Outro music: “Memphis Tennessee” by Jerry Lawler; both from the companion compilation to “It Came from Memphis,” produced by Robert Gordon

Audio Triage: Casey McAllister

The veteran trombone player discusses the recent New Orleans Nightcrawlers’ Grammy nomination for “Atmosphere,” as well as his years with Bonerama, the Harry Connick Jr. Big Band, and his cameo appearance on “The Simpsons.” His love of traditional jazz led him from hanging out at Preservation Hall as a teen, to co-founding the Storyville Stompers Brass Band, and eventually joining the Pres. Hall band. After 40 years in the music biz and over 150 recording credits, the Grammy nod is a sweet reward. His date with the Troubled Men, slightly less so.

Topics include a house concert, Disney World, a tour hack, a Vagiplug followup, D.A. runoff results, pardons, Uncle Jerry, a school band, the Olympia Brass Band, Lucien Barbarin, the Dirty Dozen, Danny Barker, Fairview Baptist Church, the Threadheads, a trombone joke, Frog Joseph, David Silverman, Jason Mingledorff, “Chatter Jazz,” Matt Perrine, Marigny Recording, the Beat Exchange, Mike Napolitano, Scott Billington, awards voting, a nightmare gig, and much more.

Intro music: Styler/Coman

Break and outro music: “Gentilly Groove” and “Fat Man” from “Atmosphere” by the New Orleans Nightcrawlers Brass Band

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