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.
MC Trachiotomy spent 18 months on a remote island in the Pacific, a mile long and a half mile wide. From his current landlocked island, The Pearl, a 9th ward sanctuary and creative edge-of the-known-universe, he's recorded 14 albums and so far released five of them. On today's show, among other topics, Trach weighs the benefits of doing LSD before going on a blind date.
Laine Kaplan-Levenson is a professional listener. She listens to people's stories. Both as the local producer of the fabulously successful NPR show The Moth, and her own storytelling radio show, Bring Your Own. Today Laine, aka DJ Swimteam, tells her own stories: about her strange months in Senegal, and the strange fate of her viola.
Brian Hyken ran away from trouble in his native St Louis and has found enough trouble here in New Orleans to have his attorney advise him to take down his website till the court case involving the off-duty cop is settled. If you want to go see Brian and his band The Wanderlust January 10th at Gasa Gasa tell 'em at the door you heard Brian on Happy Hour and you're in free. For real.
Andrew Duhon holds on to the romance.