Hugh Laurie to bring the blues to Boston

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Actor turned blues musician Hugh Laurie is gearing up to hit the road for a tour in support of his debut album, Let Them Talk. Laurie, best known for starring on Fox’s “House”, will make his way to Massachusetts and perform at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre on Wednesday, September 5. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $33 to $59, are on sale through Ticketmaster.

Released last year, Let Them Talk topped Billboard’s Blues Albums chart for twelve weeks and achieved gold certification in the U.K. The album, produced by Joe Henry, features Laurie performing a selection of blues standards and lost classics originally recorded by New Orleans blues legends such as Lead Belly, Robert Johnson and Memphis Slim. Recorded in Los Angeles and New Orleans, Let Them Talk features special guests Tom Jones, Dr. John, Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint. Along with lead vocals, the English actor plays piano on the album.

“In my imagination, New Orleans just straight hummed with music, romance, joy, despair; its rhythms got into my gawky English frame and, at times, made me so happy and sad, I just didn’t know what to do with myself,” said Laurie in a press release. “I love this music as authentically as I know how, and I want you to love it too. If you get a thousandth of the pleasure from it that I’ve had, we’re all ahead of the game.”

On the upcoming tour, Laurie will be joined onstage by The Copper Bottom Band, which features Jay Bellerose (drums), Kevin Breit (guitars), Vincent Henry (horns), Jean McClain (backing vocals), David Piltch (bass), and Patrick Warren (keyboard/accordion).

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