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.   

Viva Tee Eva y Los Crackers in Caracas

Viva Tee Eva y Los Crackers in Caracas
June 13, 2018

Tee Eva Perry was the very first guest on the very first Happy Hour ever, November 28th, 2010. We called the first episode Pralines and Panties because Tee Eva makes pralines and the show was recorded in the lingerie store, Basics Underneath. The week before we recorded Pralines and Panties we recorded a pilot show to try out the equipment and our rudimentary podcast skills, at Tee Eva's store on... Read More »

New Orleans Bad Ass Bitch Experience

New Orleans Bad Ass Bitch Experience
June 6, 2018

New Orleans Bad Ass Bitch Experience is actually a band. Of 16 women. The band is the brainchild of Positive Vibration's Monique Pyle who was putting the NOBABEs on stage at Bayou Boogaloo on the opening Friday. But that idea got rained out by a vicious storm, so NOBABE is back in action for a make-up gig at Preservation Hall. The Music Director of NOBABE is Hannah Kreiger-Benson. Among her many... Read More »

Even The Dead Are Vain

Even The Dead Are Vain
May 30, 2018

Paige is close to curing cancer, Nicole is a psychic who communicates with the dead, and Adrian is one of New Orleans most successful street performers who has been told by the police if he shows up again on Frenchmen Street he'll get arrested. Just another random collection of New Orleanians hanging out at Wayfare for Happy Hour. Paige Miller and her company Oleander Medical Technologies are on the brink of a... Read More »

Whippin' It Like Meringue

Whippin' It Like Meringue
May 23, 2018

Darcy Malone had the good fortune to get a text from her dad, Dave, from The Radiators, at the same time as she was in the middle of a heated email exchange with a friend. The text from her dad was a guitar riff and Darcy wrote lyrics over the riff, describing her email-friend messing with the truth, like she was "Whippin' it like meringue." Today, Rory Callais from Darcy's band,... Read More »

Shrimp As Big As Dogs

Shrimp As Big As Dogs
May 16, 2018

Yegor Romantsov doesn't know anything about collusion with the Russians - he's from Ukraine. Where they have shrimp as big as dogs. Little dogs but they're still dogs. Er, shrimp. Yegor is the front man for The Russian Mafia Band Debauche. He's also the most energetic musician ever to play on Happy Hour. Along with Debauche bass player and semi-professional Bloody Mary consumer, Scott Potts. And the newest member of the band, Monique... Read More »

Vagina Shoshoe

Vagina Shoshoe
May 9, 2018

Sara Reardon grew up like any other half-Chinese half-Native American in New Orleans East.   Somewhere along the line Sara branched out on her own and became The Vagina Whisperer. Although the title might sound like something you get bestowed on you in the Native American tradition, it was actually created by the mom of a friend, one night in the hot tub when the girls were discussing their various vaginal issues.... Read More »

Spark About You

Spark About You
May 2, 2018

Nobody could accuse Andrew Duhon of being over sentimental. Andrew frequently unveils new songs he's writing on Happy Hour and they more often than not fall into categories of various shades of "dark." So when Andrew announces he's working on a love song, "and it goes likes this..."   there's a certain amount of fascination about what's going on in his life that's brought about this shift. It's a beautiful song... Read More »

Too Old to Die Young

Too Old to Die Young
April 25, 2018

The nucleus of Bon Bon Vivant (so good they named it twice) is the extended Cosio family, Glori and sister Abigail and Abigail's husband Jeremy Kelley. On paper it sounds like some kind of mafia setup, but in real life the band (with addition of Ry D'Antonio on drums) sounds like a swirling melange of rockin' Gypsy jazz, shaken not stirred into a sophisto-lounge New Orleans danceable feel-good fest. And if... Read More »

Cohort Retort

Cohort Retort
April 18, 2018

After last week's Happy Hour set off a great deal of discussion in the comedy community, improv comedian Casey Haeg drops by to set the record straight. It's not an easy task speaking out against people who are well known, clever, funny, and charismatic but Casey displays plenty of the same qualities along with the poise and equanimity required to get her point across. It would be nice to walk away... Read More »

Doncho Builds His Bulgarian Wall

Doncho Builds His Bulgarian Wall
April 11, 2018

Some criticisms of President Donald J Trump just sound better in Bulgarian. New Orleans Bulgarian band Blato Zlato have a blistering folk tale about little Doncho who gets to build his big dream wall, only to find he's destroyed his own view, and much more. Band members Boyanna Trayanova and Lou Carrig are as Bulgarian as they are New Orleanian. It's a heady combo and makes for great musicians, with very pointed... Read More »

Mr & Mrs Sazerac

Mr & Mrs Sazerac
April 4, 2018

Linda Seabright and James Arey have a lot in common. Linda is a radio personality on KRCB, one of the NPR stations in San Francisco. James is a radio personality on Classical 104.9 in New Orleans, and you might have heard him in his previous incarnation as an announcer on New Orleans' NPR station, WWNO. How James jumped ship and ended up back on the same ship is a pretty interesting tale. How Linda... Read More »

I Hate Everyone Who Isn't You

I Hate Everyone Who Isn't You
March 28, 2018

Facebook isn't the only giant company in trouble. Apparently while FB is losing its grip on social media, Hallmark is losing its grip on the greeting card business. Small indie card manufacturers with non-cheesy ideas and cool cards are moving in, like our own NOLA-based Lionheart Prints. Liz Maute Cooke is the artist and entrepreneur behind Lionheart, and also host of the podcast Lionheart Living (not the one that's making America... Read More »

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