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.
You may know Meschiya Lake as the singer and front-person of her band Meschiya Lake and The Little Big Horns. A very different audience knows her as one of the girls on Girls Gone Wild. She's in an episode in New Orelans where Meschiya and her girlfriend are doing what girls do - whipping tourists for money. Things get a little out of hand when the ("dominatrix type") girlfriend displays her private parts to prove she's a woman, only to find out the person she's flashing is a cop. Then, of course, a riot starts and Meschiya gets arrested for doing what girls do - fight cops.
Not to detract from the fact that for the other 99.0% of her life Meschiya is a fine singer and is working on a solo album. She does two standout tunes on this show, one original and one penned by Erika "Tuba Skinny" Lewis.
Kate Parker doesn't mess around when it comes to getting her point across, either. She met a guy, dated him for two weeks, then presented him with a key to her house, announced she was going to marry him, and changed her career so they could spend time together. That was a few years ago. They're still together, have 3 kids, and the career change ultimately led to Kate getting a PhD and becoming the Executive Director of Market Umbrella, the folks who put on the New Orleans' Farmers' Markets Downtown, Uptown, in the French Market and Mid City.
If you don't know Jamar Pierre there's a good chance you've seen one of his huge, bright life-affirming murals around New Orleans, or in other parts of the country. Jamar's background is as colorful and Louisiana-drenched as his art with family from Cajun country and beyond where his family has a whole town named after them.
If you're listening to the show and you didn't catch the name of the waitress who managed to sell Meschiya a pair of earrings during the show it's Hannah Berger.