The great Hugh Laurie will transform PBS into a house of blues this Fall when his life-long passion for traditional blues music collides with the small screen, Friday, September 30, as part of the long-running series, Great Performances on PBS stations nationwide. In the one-hour program, Laurie leaves the world of Bertie Wooster, Prince George and Dr. Gregory House behind for a celebration of New Orleans music and the world of Jelly Roll Morton and more. Bringing their collective talents to the program are some brilliant arrangements by Allen Toussaint and genius musical performances by Dr John, Irma Thomas and Tom Jones.
After hearing the entire CD, let’s hope the incredible rendition of Tipitina makes it to the small screen.
Hugh Laurie talks about the Let Them Talk experience
With Laurie, you know it’s a lifelong passion when he says, “If people can rediscover these [blues] geniuses thanks to me, I’d be happy.” I’m guessing after Friday, September 30 on PBS, Hugh Laurie will be happy.