Good Enough for Good Times was a product of Hurricane Katrina necessity. In the fall of 2005, whole bands were hard to come by, as many had lost members to post-storm displacement. In search of acts to fill his club’s calendar, Tom Thayer, the managing partner of the Frenchmen Street nightclub d.b.a., asked Rob Mercurio to assemble a new band from available musicians. Mercurio knew where to find Jeff Raines. He also recruited drummer Simon Lott, who hails from more of a jazz background and is also well-versed in hip-hop beats, and keyboardist Joe Ashlar.