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Hugh Laurie Signs Deal to Record Blues Album

by Mike Moody, posted Jul 26th 2010 2:30PM
hugh laurie bluesGregory House has something to sing about.

Hugh Laurie is joining the ranks of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy as the next TV star to dive into music with an upcoming album, but don't expect to hear the 'House' star covering 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' or 'Mr. Tambourine Man.'

Laurie has inked a deal with Warner Music Entertainment to record an LP of original Big Easy-inspired blues tracks, reports USA Today.

"I know the history of actors making music is a checkered one, but I promise no one will get hurt," said Laurie, who often plays the guitar and piano on his hit show.

The self-taught musician, who recently scored a fifth Emmy nod, will team up with Grammy winner Joe Henry, who has produced records for Elvis Costello, Ani DiFranco and Loudon Wainwright III, on the still-untitled LP.

The role of singer-songwriter marks the latest transition for Laurie, who was a popular UK comedic actor appearing in series like 'Blackadder' and 'Jeeves and Wooster' before landing the stateside role of irritable Dr. House.

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Richard Ott

If Betty White makes an album, well, let's just
say, we'll wish the phonograph came back.

July 26 2010 at 4:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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