Hugh Laurie: From “House” to Blues

Posted Monday July 26, 2010 9:20 AM GMT

He’s best known for his role on the hit television hospital drama “House” but Hugh Laurie is about to prove that acting isn’t his only strength.

The British actor has signed a deal with Warner Music Entertainment to record an album of New Orleans-style blues songs.

And of course, Laurie couldn’t be happier about the gig, as he’s been a musician for his whole life.

Hugh told press, "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."

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