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.
You might remember Tommy Hayne from the news.
Tommy was the guy who got shot recently when he tried to convince a would be car thief to quit trying to bust into cars. He recovered quickly enough to play in an Ultimate Frisbee tournament a few days later but it turns out getting shot wasn't the only crazy thing he's done. He'd been shot once before and in between those two firearm incidents he'd jumped off of a cliff with a poncho over his face, opened a natural food store in Wyoming, and left his dog off of the leash while he got coffee at CC's on Magazine Street in New Orleans. If you're wondering how leaving your dog off the leash compares with crazy sh+t like getting shot and jumping off cliffs, listen up.
Emily Istre has had a whole set of other adventures that started when she dropped out of UL in Lafayette and took a random chance on finding herself in Las Vegas. Not only did Emily discover she had the skills to make it as a singer, band leader, and dancer in Vegas, she also found herself working with Celine Dion and Oprah Winfrey, and, following in the footsteps of Elizabeth Taylor, playing Cleopatra.
Rathbone makes a return to Happy Hour with a new sound and a new band - Mark Linam and Claire Givens, who is half of People Museum. Rathbone's new music is awesome and is appearing fresh each month here.
Reflecting on being shot, Tommy observes that life throws you a number of chances to make decisions that can turn out to be startlingly wrong. Everybody else has made one of those too. Have you? Yours might be deciding to listen to this show.