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Bringing Down the "House": Laurie to Cut Blues Album



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    Hugh Laurie of House arrives at the Golden Globes.

    On the hit medical drama "House," the titular doctor is a virtuoso of sorts, a skilled and intuitive interpreter of the maladies of the human condition, a fixer of the proverbial blues that can bring a man down.

    It's only fitting then that the actor who portrays that mad genius will get the change to explore the blues in real life, with the help of a backing band.

    Hugh Laurie, who has played the acerbic Gregory House since 2004, recently signed a deal with Warner Music Entertainment to record an album of New Orleans-style blues, according to the New York Daily News.

    "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."

    Grammy winner Joe Henry, who has collaborated with Elvis Costello and Loudon Wainwright III, is set to produce the record.