HAPPY HOUR is a cocktail-fueled 60 minutes of random conversation with folks who have nothing in common, other than being New Orleanians in a bar. Featuring extraordinary New Orleans musicians playing live, host Grant Morris and sidekick deluxe Andrew Duhon.
Morgan Molthrop is writing a book called 300 Reasons to Love New Orleans. He has to hand the manuscript in tomorrow.
As Happy Hour kicks off he's gotten the list up to 290. He needs another 10 reasons to love New Orleans in the next 60 minutes. It would be good if we could avoid associating all the reasons to love New Orleans with alcohol, especially given Morgan's other venture, Soberleans - a guide to the city for recovering alcoholics and addicts. The non-imbibing New Orleanian might be a rare beast but Morgan's cornered the market on the concept in the rest of the country as well.
It's a wonder Erin Casey Hangartner's career hasn't driven her to drink. Or worse. Erin is an attorney whose early career had her working in the DA's office where she prosecuted children. Yes, children! These days she has her own law firm , and her parallel career as a die-hard rabid Saints fan. Today marks the day she's changing her whole life and career. Look out for her at the Grammy's.
Carrying on the tradition of giving a forum to the greatest musicians in New Orleans, check out Samantha Pearl. Samantha plays on the streets in the French Quarter and has played on the streets all across the country. If you think that street musicians are a lesser breed than those you see in bars and clubs, Samantha will upend your expectations. She's one of the one most talented musicians you'll hear anywhere in New Orleans and that's saying something.