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.
Internationally renowned Psychic Bonni McCliss drops into Happy Hour on her first stop of a New Orleans weekend workshop.
Bonni is an "evidentiary clairvoyant" which means not only can she speak to dead people but she can prove it. Her evidence comes in the form of information there is no way she could have known unless your dead friend or family told her. Or in the case of the dead boyfriend and the stolen lip gloss, showed her.
By the way, the dead lip gloss thief was wearing a Speedo. Bonni has all kinds of insights into life on the dead side including knowing for sure whether or not there's a God. However, if you want to know whether God wears a Speedo, not sure that anybody thought to ask that on this show.
Michael Patrick Welch is one of New Orleans' most valuable writers, digging into local politics, culture - and their intersection - with a fearlessness and informed, opinionated position seldom seen around here.
A man of many talents, Michael is the author of novels and of the invaluable book, New Orleans - The Underground Guide. If you're visiting New Orleans and you're savvy enough to have found this show already you need to get a hold of a copy the Underground Guide.
This is Lil Current's first public outing. They sing two songs on this show.
Andrew Duhon makes a welcome return to Happy Hour.
Bonni gets serious about Andrew's tug o' war between art and love and Andrew tries out a new song.
All the photos here are taken by Happy Hour photographer Douglas Engel.