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.
There are plenty of fascinating things to discover about Rob Steinberg - among them his major role in the Oscar winning movie 12 Years a Slave and his storied roles in big time TV shows, but for some reason (drinks?) this conversation zeroes in on the gay Puerto Rican guy who showed up after Rob wrecked his car, a French talking pigeon, and Rob's conversation with Bob Marley about music and pot.
Because Rob is a fine actor, raconteur, and mimic this is as close as you can humanly get to hanging out with Bob Marley and a French pigeon, though you could probably find a gay Puerto Rican of your own to discuss pants and paints with if you know where to look.
Johnny Ray is an equally gifted raconteur and enthusiastic elaborator of the truth, so you can only imagine what it must have been like when Johnny and Rob shared a house after an unfortunate romantic incident in Johnny's life.
By day Johnny gets to tell tall stories to tourists about the New Orleans movie biz on his New Orleans Movie Tours which he founded and operates. By night he's a mega music fan, haunting nightclubs and hanging backstage with musicians of all stripes, and at midnight on Tuesdays he turns into a liquor-lubricated DJ on community station WWOZ.
Robin Barnes is a member of the Royal Family of New Orleans music. Her cousin Dave Bartholomew wrote songs for Fats Domino, Elvis, and Chuck Berry among others and was one of the founding fathers of rock'n'roll. Genes can go a long way in the talent business and Robin more than proves that here.
Robin and bass player Pat Casey play two songs off of Robin's solo EP, Me,
Robin introduces her cousins, one of whom is a fashionista sporting $185 Air Jordans and a limited edition Polo Bear shirt which you don't even have to waste your time Googling because you'll never be able to get your hands on one.