Much like the great Steve Martin who has established himself over the years as a brilliant comedian, actor and writer of best selling novels who is now preserving the history of American bluegrass music, Hugh Laurie is getting ready to add his own love of blues music to a long, long list of career brilliance as he records his first ever blues album, Let Them Talk.
With Laurie tackling vocals, keyboard and guitar, the upcoming CD, set for a 9 May release, also features legendary talents such as Irma Thomas, Dr. John and Tom Jones and is a truly sincere tribute to the great blues musicians of our time.
It’s clear from the outset that Laurie, known to a worldwide audience for his British comedy history of both A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Blackadder along with his portrayal of Dr. Gregory House in House, has had a true affection for blues music in his lifetime. He sums up his feelings about his first album when he said, “…here I am. It may work, it may not. But, if it touches some people, and leads people down a road that has given me so much pleasure in my life, then that will be a very great honor.”