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.
Each week on Happy Hour talented New Orleans musicians sit around a small table shoulder-to-shoulder with a few folks, have a drink, conversation, and then at some point pick up an instrument and play. The kind of performance you get in this extraordinarily intimate setting is unlike any other. Most of our music guests tell us it more unnerving to perform at our table than on stage in front of a big audience.
There are so many great performances in these shows, we're putting together this collection as fast as we can. These selected performances are some of our recent favorites...
This is not a music clip but it's definitely a show highlight. On August 14th Council Member Jason Williams predicted the end of Cheif Rona Serpas's term as police chief and explained why he has to go. On Monday August 18th, just as Jason predicted, Chief Serpas resigned. Hear the full conversation here. Read More »
Sarah Quintana makes her second visit to to Happy Hour and plays two beautiful songs. The first is inspired by the release of Herman Wallace after he spent 43 years in Angola, much of it in solitary confinement. The second song is about the beach. Find out more about Sarah, here. Hear the whole show with Sarah, opera superstar Sarah Jane McMahon, City Council Member Jason Williams and Sarah Reagor, here. Read More »
Jak Locke is making his 6th appearance on Happy Hour! Jak was our first ever music guest when we started Happy Hour back at The Columns Hotel. On this show he sings two songs... ... and makes new fans. Find out more about Jak here. Hear the whole show with Jak, Lena Sendik, Sarah Reagor and David DuBos here Read More »
New Orleans native Sarah Jane McMahon is a bona fide internatonal opera star. She sings with the likes of Placido Domingo and takes leading roles in operas on the world's most famous stages from New York to Berlin. In a rare lapse of judgement she agreed to be a guest on Happy Hour. We felt a little hesitant asking Sarah Jane to sing an aria, so here's a track off her new... Read More »
Pyeya are three friends who moved to New Orleans and when they met up here decieded to sing unaccompanied Bulgarian folk music. The full story is on Happy Hour. This is the first song they blew us away with. Read More »