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.

Ecstasy Saved My Life – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans

Lori Tipton is the most popular guest in Happy Hour history.

 Lori Tipton

Last time Lori was here she talked about her shallow vagina and how she had to become intimately familiar with its intricacies in pursuit of self-administered insemination (aka turkey baster). As impossible as it sounds, today Lori has an even more amazing story to tell. Today’s story includes details of Lori’s mother’s escapades in strip clubs on Bourbon Street where she worked for many years as a house mother and professional pool player, and the day Lori went to visit her and found she had murdered two other women and killed herself.  No matter how good you are at guessing where stories are going to go, you won’t predict this one. Briefly, without spoiling anything, FDA-administered Ecstasy (MDMA) has changed Lori’s life and delivered her true happiness.

Billy Iuso

Legendary New Orleans musician Billy Iuso has a dream that he’s not far from realizing: moving to Jamaica. He’s got a house picked out and a plan to buy it. Next week he turns 50 and looking back he’s accomplished almost everything that he musically set out to do. The one thing he hasn’t done, which is about to be rectified at this year’s Jazz Fest, is open for The Rolling Stones. Billy plays two songs on this Happy Hour. If you’re a fan you’re going to love these intimate versions of his songs, if you’re discovering Billy for the first time this is a great introduction to a kick-ass musician you need to know about.

David Villarubia

David Villarubia is the most eligible bachelor in New Orleans. He’s the owner of the Degas House, the house Edgar Degas, the now-famous artist, lived in for a few months, on Esplanade Ave, before he was so famous. But that’s not what makes David so attractive. Here’s the hook: he used to be an international pilot for Delta, and he can fly anywhere in the world, free, for the rest of his life, and take anyone he wants with him! You know where to find him.

Lori Tipton, Grant Morris, David Villarubia, Billy Iuso

Photos at Wayfare by Jill Lafleur.