When Hugh Laurie isn't picking on patients and colleagues as Dr. Greg House on the hit TV show "House" he can be found playing piano and guitar. Now the actor has decided to record a New Orleans-inspired blues album that will be released by Warner Music Entertainment.
Contact Music is reporting that Grammy Award winning producer Joe Henry will work closely with Hugh Laurie on this project.
"I am particularly thrilled to be working with Joe Henry, who has produced some of my favorite records of all time, and I can't wait to get started," Laurie is quoted as saying.
Hugh Laurie even jokes about the stigma that accompanies actors making records.
"I am drunk with excitement at this opportunity. I know the history of actors making music is a checkered one, but I promise no one will get hurt," he says.
According to the NY Daily News, Hugh Laurie is a self-taught musician, and in a very House-like manner, had "creative differences" with his music teacher.
Avid "House" fans will likely look forward to this album. House plays the piano and guitar often in character on the television show. He is a gifted musician who infuses the music with his own personal style. Many viewers have questioned for quite some time whether or not Hugh Laurie was actually playing the piano or guitar in many of the episodes where his musical talent is displayed. Now they will know that the actor is in fact an accomplished musician as well.
No release date has been set for the release of Hugh Laurie's New Orleans-inspired blues album. Laurie received a 5th Emmy Award nomination last month for playing "House" on the tv show of the same name.