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.
Chuck Magid grew up as he calls it, "Full blooded Carney." His father and grandfather both owned carnivals and Chuck aand his brother grew up travelling with the show, working games and rides. The first game he and his brother invented was when they were around 8. It was a duckpond where little toy ducks floated around and little kids who couldn't play any other game would come by, their parents would cough up $5 and for that the kid got to pickup a duck and get a $1 prize.
Now Chuck is the guitar player and sings in The Groove Orient, an Orlando band currently on tour around the South. Chuck happenedtowander into Wayfare to see what the mxing board andmics were all about and joined in.
While Chuck and his brother were working rides at the fair, Matt McCormick was also traveling the country,roping calves in the rodeo. Matt's sister is stillin the rodeo to this day but Matt went straight. Sort of. He went to law school via a stint writing about the movies for a College Station paper, then ditched a law career to tend bar at Salon in the French Quarter. His next move is to direct movies.
To continue the sibling theme of this show, Jaclyn Smith (no relation to but inspired by the Charlie's Angel) and her "Identical Mirror Twin" sister Nicole both started careers with The Hard Rock Cafe in Mississippi. 9 yeras later, Jaclyn is Operations Manager at the Hard Rock on Bourbon Street while Nicole is zooming around the country in corporate. sure Nicole is further up the food chain but she's not married to a hot chef at Sylvain.
Andrew Duhon has been thinking a lot this week about women. Well, one anyway. Namely the subject of his newest song who he's conflicted about. But the heartache and getting "tired of f&^cking around" has paid off with a new song that takes Andrwto a brave new level of musicality.