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.
Vince Ebeir's new band is called Spylights and their first record is named after Vince's gift: he's an Empath.
That means Vince feels your pain, but also your pleasure. So be careful what you get up to around him.
Vince brings along his guitar player, Roman Duffar, and the guys play two songs off the upcoming Empath record. Also, if you're in a band and you need marketing or any other business help, Vince is giving advice for free through his non-profit, Give It Hell Promotions.
Alex Bowen is The Other Cajun Jew. A few weeks back on Happy Hour Alex Rosen, the marketing person at the all new Fillmore, told us that she knows one other Cajun Jew and his name also happens to be Alex and he also happens to work at Live Nation. Alex Bowen is that man. Alex (Bowen) is the guy at the all new Fillmore who books bands. If you've ever wondered how bands get booked or how much they get paid, check out this conversation. You might also be interested to know something about Toto. No? That wouldn't surprise Alex one bit.
Laura Sanders is a Woman With Vision. "Women With Vision" was the slogan of her high school (Alex's was "Gods' Servants First" btw). Today Larura is a comedian who has no qualms or fears talking about the most personal aspects of her life. You can hear some of it on her record, Oh God Please Like Me, and if you'd like to hear how she does it live, unscripted and without a net, you can find out where Laura is performing around New Orleans, here.