Cut to the present where another of my favorite actors has thrown his hat into the musical ring. The announcement that Hugh Laurie has signed to Warner Music Entertainment and will release a blues album this fall made my whole day a little brighter. Laurie’s musical talent is no secret. His stellar work as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist has been showcased on his show House, M.D. and with Band From TV. On A Bit of Fry and Laurie, his '90s sketch comedy show with Stephen Fry, he wrote most of the songs he performed. And in Jeeves and Wooster, the series based on the P.G. Wodehouse novels, he sang and played piano on songs like “Minnie the Moocher” and “If I Had a Talking Picture of You.”
Laurie's forthcoming album will be produced by Joe Henry, who has worked with such heavy hitters as Elvis Costello, Ani DiFranco, Loudon Wainwright III, and Mose Allison.
“I am drunk with excitement at this opportunity,” Laurie said in a statement.
Yes. I know exactly how he feels.