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.   

Fear No Destin

Fear No Destin
June 22, 2016

If you really want to stress yourself out you could do like Trey Fayard - borrow $6m+, start an airline, and fly out of New Orleans to Shreveport, Little Rock, and a few other hot spots. On the other hand, you could decompress for a mere $50 by getting on a plane and flying to Destin. Trey's airline is called GLO and the flight to Destin is only 45 minutes. You... Read More »

Audible Porn

Audible Porn
June 8, 2016

Typically actors and musicians looking for some income insurance will develop a couple of flexible skills like waiting tables or bar tending that will get them through the leaner times. Today's Happy Hour guests have a couple of diffrent takes on that concept. Olga is a blues musician, singer songwriter, stunt woman, actor, and violinist who pads her showbiz income by reading romance novels for audio book company Audible and conducting... Read More »

Do Alaskans Dream of Electric Saws?

Do Alaskans Dream of Electric Saws?
June 1, 2016

Try this tonight: if we all set our AC's to 76, will we have the same dream? How about if the whole country set their AC to 76? Could we move the collective unconscious up a chakra and spread love around the world?  Tomahawk Tassels is a burlesque dancer with some provocative thoughts, and a needle in her liver that was left there after a biopsy that concluded that she had... Read More »

People Are Horrible

People Are Horrible
May 25, 2016

"People are horrible" is not what you'd expect a politician to believe, much less say. But Manny Chevrolet is no ordinary politician.   A perennial candidate for Mayor of New Orleans with the slogan "A troubled man for troubled times," Manny is ready to come out swinging next time around, building on his previous trending statistics which have improved every election, all the way up to something like 120 votes last time... Read More »

Debbie and Donna Do Dana

Debbie and Donna Do Dana
May 18, 2016

The real Debbie and Donna are New Orleans twins who won $200m in the lottery and blew it all. The fake Debbie and Donna are Jon and Chelsea from a band called Toonces which they formed in the aftermath of playing Debbie and Donna in a comedy music show where - dressed as the opposite gender - they fell passionately in love. So passionate was their love that they included Dana... Read More »

Don't Ask, Your Honor

Don't Ask, Your Honor
May 11, 2016

We all know Rich Collins, from his career with Imagination Movers, but we'll now also know him as the host of this week's Happy Hour. Rich is a grizzled veteran of Happy Hour so he knows the how hairy it can get. That's why he's brought fellow Happy Hour alum and fellow amazing musician Mikayla.  Brandi Studer also returns to talk about the dire lack of public defenders in the city of New... Read More »

Sexiled to the Orpheum

Sexiled to the Orpheum
May 5, 2016

Grant is out this week, so a slightly forgetful Andrew is taking helm of the show to finally bring us a show that’s about art, culture, and musicals written in sexile. But Andrew’s not alone in tackling these weighty subjects; he brought his friend and amazing musician Micah McKee. Micah is a true renaissance man; he is a lover of classic film, Shakespeare, and hopes to one-day write songs for Taylor... Read More »

Follow Your Heart Or You're Fuc*ed

Follow Your Heart Or You're Fuc*ed
April 27, 2016

Photographer Leon Morris has been coming to Jazz Fest from Australia for 22 years. In that time he's met a bunch of people and taken a bunch of photos. He's assembled a few hundred of his best shots into a coffee table book that's a homage to New Orleans and he's come up with an imaginative title for it - Homage: New Orleans. Leon's book starts with words of encouragement from Dr.... Read More »

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scurlock

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scurlock
April 20, 2016

Cancel your subscription to Match.com, OK Cupid, Tinder, and anything else you're using to look for love. Instead just get yourself booked as a guest on Happy Hour. Show Producer Graham daPonte will hook you up with your perfect mate and Grant and Andrew will take care of all the arrangements. Just ask Mr and Mrs Frank Scurlock. 60 minutes before they decided to get married and sail around the world... Read More »

The C Word

The C Word
April 13, 2016

Boyfriend is the creator of a whole new entertainment genre she calls Rap Cabaret. If she'd taken her stripper style show to Finland and not Austin and Bumf#$%k Mississippi she might not have gotten banned from performing because of the lewd nature of her show, nor called the C-word. On this podcast we get to hear the C-word a lot. But because of strict rules about writing naughty words that show... Read More »

It's All Fiction To Begin With

It's All Fiction To Begin With
April 7, 2016

Author, virtual analyst, and international snappy dresser Timothy Alan Weeks claims he had nothing to do writing the novel The Beauty Fools, a manuscript he claims is as brilliant and as New Orleans-centric as Confederacy of Dunces. Senor Weeks claims he only edited the contents of a memory stick that was left on his doorstep by an anonymous resident of a non-existent place in England called "All Souls." Whether or... Read More »

Fine Dining In The Front Seat

Fine Dining In The Front Seat
March 31, 2016

In the first moments of this Happy Hour Jim McCormick demonstrates the inner workings of the mind of a song writer.  Happy Hour tech director Chris Kehoe went out to his car to get some equipment, Grant read the intro to the show about Wayfare putting "fine dining into a sandwich" and Jim immediately came up with a song title, "Fine dining In the Front Seat." That's how you write a... Read More »

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