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.
Kim Carson, the Queen of New Orleans Honky Tonk, describes the difference between New Orleans Hony Tonk and the rest as, "New Orleans is Honky Tonkier."
Kim ought to know. She plays her NOLA H-Tonk all around the world. Spending more than half of the year out of the country takes its toll on other parts of Kim's life, as it does with other musicians, but apparently fewer of them are screwing groupies than you think.
Dan Fox corroborates that. For some years he was the tour manager for Hooray For The Riff Raff and he's an on-and-off member of the Lovey Dovies. In his real life Dan is the publisher and editor of NOLA underground music and lit must-read, Anti Gravity Magazine. Oh, and he's getting married in a couple of weeks. You want to know how that's going? Does the sentence, "It can go die in a fire" give you a clue?
Joaquin Emiliano escaped a life in adult novelty retail with a wonderful education in lubricants. If you get through half of this show there's a good chance you'll come out knowing a lot more about sexual lubrication than you did coming in, for want of a better expression. In his real life Joaquin is a gifted author who specializes in downplaying his talents, in fact he has turned self-deprecation into, literally, an art form. Take a look at his books, Suicide Notes From A Wedding and Stories From A Bar With No Doorknobs and see for yourself. If you buy one of Joaquin's books he reportedly makes 25c.
Andrew Duhon, closing in on his new record, plays the second draft of a new song he tried out on us previously, called No Man's Land. Not suitable for weddings.