‘House’ Star Hugh Laurie To Release Blues Album

by | July 26, 2010 at 7:45 AM | Celebrities, House, TV News

Hugh Laurie performs at TV Guide Magazine's 2007 after-Emmys party (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Hugh Laurie performs at TV Guide Magazine's 2007 after-Emmys party (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Warner Music Entertainment announced on Monday that ‘House‘ star Hugh Laurie has signed a deal to record an album of New Orleans-inspired blues.

“I am drunk with excitement at this opportunity,” Laurie said in a statement. “I know the history of actors making music is a checkered one, but I promise no one will get hurt.”

“I am particularly thrilled to be working with [Grammy award-winning music producer] Joe Henry, who has produced some of my favorite records of all time,” Laurie added. “I can’t wait to get started.”

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A self-taught musician, Laurie has played guitar, piano and/or sang as part of several of his acting roles, including ‘House,’ the British series ‘A Bit of Fry & Laurie‘ and the film ‘Jeeves and Wooster.’

He also performed a humorous, Bob Dylan-esque protest song during an October 2006 ‘Saturday Night Live‘ hosting gig, and he is a recurring member of Band From TV (which also features small-screen stars such as ‘Heroes’ Greg Grunberg and ‘Desperate Housewives’ James Denton).

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A release date for Laurie’s album has yet to be announced, though it could arrive as soon as this fall.