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.

Madonna, The Wusband, & School of Rock – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans

One of the great things about New Orleans is, you never know who might be standing in line with you at the supermarket, or sitting next to you at the bar. A perfectly normal, unassuming person turns out to be, in this case, the photographer who took the iconic images of, among others, Tina Turner, Lou Reed, Dennis Hopper, and is the author of the book A Portrait of M, the pictorial authority on Madonna.

Curtis Knapp 

The guy’s name is Curtis Knapp.

CR Gruver

And there’s the other quiet, unassuming guy.

CR Gruver

Who turns out to be CR Gruver, keyboardist in the band The New Orleans Suspects, and next in line in the lineage of great New Orleans piano players, from Professor Longhair through Dr John and Jon Cleary. And on top of that, CR has recently opened a NOLA franchise of the famous School of Rock – the same one Jack Black made famous in the movie is a real thing and CR is the local Jack Black.

 Ali James

Ali James took violin lessons so she could get a violin, took ballet so she could get tap shoes, and got married so she could get health insurance. She no longer has the vioin or the shoes and the husband has turned into a “wusband” who she keeps stashed away in the shed at the back of her Mid City house.

 Curtis Knapp, Asher Griffith, Grant Morris, Ali James, CR Gruver

Photos at Wayfare by Jill Lafleur.