Happy Hour

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.   

That's Not My Real Name January 30, 2015

One of these people is not who they say they are.

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Is it Mason James Cole from Marrero? Nic Lefebvre from Connecticut? Nina Camacho from Gretna? Or Danielle Ryce from Slidell?

Here are your clues. Who do you believe?

mason james cole

Mason James Cole: changed his name to write two novels including Buster Voodoo, has been compared to and published alongside Stephen King, and plans to come out with his third novel which will ostensibly be his first novel as he'll be writing it under his real name.

nic lefebvre

Nic Lefebvre: came to New Orleans from Connecticut and met a woman on a Tinder style website dedicated to musicians only, specifically those  devoted to Jungle music.

nina camacho

Nina Camacho: grew up in Gretna, moved to California where she met a novelist whose novel had been pirated and then moved back to New Orleans (Nina, not the novelist) and worked hustling herbs for Paul Proudhomme before selling rice and now is instrumental in opening an Italian/NYC style food market in Central City called Jack & Jake's.

danielle ryce

Danielle Ryce: grew up in Slidell as part of a large Catholic family which even if it was a thousand times larger would likely never produce another person who can sing like she can which is indescribable except to say she sounds like a kicked up Aretha Franklin and refers to herself on occasion as Nyce.

Okay, so which of these stories is patently untrue? And which of these people have changed their names? The truth in this podcast is as strange as the fiction.


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