Don’t Squeeze The Shaman – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans
New Orleanian Paul Summerlin is not only a super fab musician who tours the world playing keyboards in Seal s band, he s also a neo shaman. If you re not 100 sure what a neo shaman is, Paul describes it as a shaman with an iPhone. And if you re not quite sure what a shaman is, Paul is a seer, feeler and healer. Artist Katherine Klimitis brought her new service dog, Lexie, along to today s Happy hour. Lexie s one mission in life is to pick stuff up. And give it to Katherine. Today is Lexie s first outing to a bar. And her first chance to meet a man with a trombone. The man with the horn is Jeremy Phipps, making his third visit to Happy Hour, this time with his guitar player Elliot and his new album, Cold Cold Wind, from his band Saint Bell. Imagine, from a dog s point of view, what a guy with a trombone might look like. And how that might sound to your service dog trained ear. Lexie sings along with Jeremy and Elliot as they premiere a couple of songs off Cold Cold Wind. Don t be fooled by the wheelchair, not much slows Katherine down. On this, her second trip to Happy Hour, Katherine tells tales of following bands on the road for a week at a time and the most extraordinary rock n roll revelation of the day Katherine does social media for the band Styx Paul may be in Seal s band, Jeremy may be a rising star, Happy Hour producer Graham might look like a supermodel, but being the Twitter and Facebook voice of Styx wins the rock n roll tales of the day. This is without a doubt one of the most eclectic collections of New Orelanians ever assembled. And that s saying something All the photos on this page were taken at Casa Borrega by the fabulous Douglas Engel.