The New Orleans Ahayuasca Martini
Ahayuasca or martini doesn’t have to be a choice. But it more than likely is. When it comes self-discovery, are you a martini or an Ahayuasca person?
Why go all the way to Peru when you can find yourself in a New Orleans bar
Sipping a martini, recovering architect and brand designer Adam Newman remarks on this show that knowing when to shut up is one of the most valuable life lessons.
And Adam is glad he recently learned it because it has come in handy today, surrounded by three of the coolest women you could pull together at a table anywhere. Let’s start with Michelle Welchons.
Michelle plays the cajon, she’s a Spanish translator in the New Orleans court system, she leads her own band, Orchidea, she traveled to Peru to do Ahayuasca, and she’s half of the electrifying acoustic duo (the music is acoustic and the result is electrifying) Bom Bon.
The other half of Bom Bon is the equally astounding Olivya Lee.
Olivya has one of the most sultry and alluring singing voices you can imagine, and she didn’t even start taking singing seriously till a couple of years ago ’cause she was concentrating on her classical flute playing. And wait till you hear how she plays guitar.
Completing the triumvirate of awesomeness is no less than Melissa Sawyer, the co-founder of YEP, the Youth Empowerment Project. YEP is tacking the holy grail hot button issue that drives all community discussions in New Orleans: crime. YEP and Melissa may be quietly making the single biggest societal change in current New Orleans. If you’d like to know more about Melissa, she gets a little more serious on her recent appearance on Out to Lunch.
Photos by Jill Lafleur. Happy Hour is recorded live at at Wayfare.