Hugh Laurie announces blues album
Hugh Laurie will release his debut album Let Them Talk on May 9th on Warner Bros. Records. A celebration of New Orleans blues, Let Them Talk unites Laurie with a personal selection of standards and lost blues classics performed with his band of renowned musicians and some very special guest stars.
Produced by Joe Henry and recorded at sessions in Los Angeles and New Orleans, the album sees Laurie on vocals and piano heading a team of musicians whose previous collective credits include work with artists as varied as Greg Allman, Solomon Burke, Robert Plant, kd lang, T-Bone Burnett, Alison Krauss and John Legend. Together, they interpret and revive songs originally recorded by NOLA blues legends such as Lead Belly, Robert Johnson, Ray Charles and Memphis Slim.
To coincide with the release of ‘Let Them Talk’, Laurie will play a few select intimate headline shows including London’s Union Chapel and the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.