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.

It’s All Fiction To Begin With – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans

timothy alan weeks

Author, virtual analyst, and international snappy dresser Timothy Alan Weeks claims he had nothing to do writing the novel The Beauty Fools, a manuscript he claims is as brilliant and as New Orleans-centric as Confederacy of Dunces. Senor Weeks claims he only edited the contents of a memory stick that was left on his doorstep by an anonymous resident of a non-existent place in England called “All Souls.” Whether or not T.A. Weeks is actually the author of the book, he is suggesting it is a British DJ who resided in New Orleans for a short time by the name of Pete Lazenby. If you know Mr Lazenby, you are Mr Lazenby, or you’re a wannabe author, you’d do well to claim that you wrote this book and sue Mr Weeks and his Croation publisher. Happy Hour will take a mere 10% for tipping you off.

Joey, Dreuex, Michael - The Painted Hands - with Happy Hour producer Graham da Ponte

You don’t typically get a lot of temultuousness in Slidell. And then again there’s The Painted Hands, one of New Orleans’ greatest young rock bands who started out together at Slidell High. If you’ve never heard of them – and there’s a good chance you haven’t yet – you’ll be surprised these Slidell guys are as awesome as they are. We’re all going to be hearing a lot more about them in the probably not too distant future.

Grant Morris, The Painted Hands, Timothy Alan Weeks, Ava Jeune, Andrew Duhon

If we’re lucky we’ll also get to hear the new Andrew Duhon album in the not too distant future. Andrew is in the process of writing songs for it and tries out another new one on this show, called Go It Alone. If you listen to Andrew putting these songs together each week you’re starting to get a feel of what a songwriter goes through assembling material he’s happy enough to record for posterity. It takes a certain amount of courage, confidence, and a certain quantity of pale ale.

Photos at Wayfare by Alison Moon.