It’s New Orleans: Happy Hour

Hosted ByGrant Morris & Andrew Duhon

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.

My Swahili Bra – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans

When Lisa McKenzie takes a plane to or from her New Orleans home and a man sits next to her on the flight, more often than not he ends up touching her.

lisa mckenzie, keith leblanc

Do you find that unusual? If you’re a woman, when was the last time some strange guy next to you on a plane touched you, and you thought it was acceptable? If you’re a guy, when was the last time you reached out and touched a strange woman’s bra strap? 

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It’s the bra strap that does it. Lisa is the creator of Ooh La Bra, the designer bra straps that are meant to be seen, and apparently touched.

The stranger touching the leather straps that Lisa is wearing today is Keith LeBlanc. Keith is the co-founder of MHM Urgent Care, of which there are now 11 around New Orleans and vicinity, or 14 if you got up to get a drink and sat back down a minute later. Keith will also tell you if you have diabetes for free – and if you think you don’t, don’t be so sure. Keith’s already found 200 diabetics in the past two months – so many that he’s Diabetic Father of the Year, or something very similar.

truth universal

If you’ve been wondering who is New Orleans’ preeminent intellectual, political, professorial (Loyola University), Swahili, spiritual hip hop artist, we’ve got your Truth Universal right here. Truth makes his second appearance on Happy Hour and does a couple of tracks from his new album, Invent The Future, live. In an extremely unlikely turn of events (cocktails) Grant, Lisa, Keith, and Kelcy do back-up vocals.

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Yes, Kelcy Mae is back, sitting in for the troubadouring Andrew Duhon.

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The pictures on this page were taken by the bi-pedal Douglas Engel.