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.
If you're a fan of classic retro-TV you're familiar with Fame, the Glee of the 70's. (Basically a high school where they spend more time singing songs and dancing than doing any actual school work.) If you can imagine that on acid, that apparently was Jo Morris's education.
Today Jo and band-mate Steve Walkup are the nucleus of an awesome, almost retro 90's band called St. Lorelei. If you've never heard of them it's because they apparently never play anywhere, but there's an album due out in the Fall and we're predicting big things. if you like the Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil you're going to flip out when you hear this.
Buddy Bolden is as retro as you can get. Buddy was the father of all jazz and the biggest deal in New Orleans music of all time who never made a record. He does now, however, have a feature film about him and if Danielle de Sol, her outfit The Preservation Resource Center, and her partner PJ Morton from Maroon 5 has anything to with it, Buddy's original house in New Orleans will soon become a recording studio and community center.
While we're being as fabulous as we can in our own little worlds, Shayne Tinge is actually being fabulous for real out in the big wide world. We're no strangers to people in bars turning out to be ridiculously fascinating, but even in that context this guy is in a league of his own. Not only is Shayne an ex stunt man, body double and still friends with stars like Woody Harrelson and Rob Reiner, he's also a world-wide nomadic adventurer who is dedicating his life to bringing fresh water to the villagers of Cambodia.
Andrew Duhon is back from what turned out to be a vacation, but he hasn't been totally idle. Andrew tries out a brand new song, Blood Brothers. Potentially a hit after Grant gets through producing it on the fly.