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.
If you're even the tiniest bit cynical about Christmas, you have got to hear Debbie Davis's impassioned explanation of why Christmas matters.
We're so used to thinking we have to be be smart, ironic and funny in conversation that it's shocking to hear a completely unvarnished, sincere, heartfelt defense of simple niceness. And then the big question: why can't we be like this all year? The answer might lie in Debbie's annual ode to the holidays, Oh Crap It's Christmas.
And check out what might be the greatest Christmas song of all time.
Jep Epstein is famous for writing music you know and love without knowing Jep wrote it. Jep writes mostly commercial jingles, but lately he's been on a different track. He's started writing songs. Clever, funny, insightful songs, kind of in the mode of a hipped up 21st Century Randy Newman. Normally a piano player, Jep brings along his ukulele.
Dana Reed has over 1,000 kids. She only gave birth to one of them, who, like Dana, "Came out of the womb dancing." The other kids hang out with Dana in her program Upturn Arts. It's a very cool kids' arts program where there is no audition and nobody is turned away for any reason, even financial.
Andrew Duhon gets a very generous Christmas present on this show. And he plays a beautiful song about coming back down to civilization after camping in the wilderness.
Happy Hour's first ever ukulele summit is the feel good show of the year. Well, some of it.