Audiences may know him as Dr. House on Fox Network’s hit series, House, but the world now knows him as one heck of a blues singer with his recent hit CD release—Let Them Talk! This one-night-only concert promises to be a powerful evening featuring the songs from that hit CD by an Englishman who simply fell head over heels with American Blues.
Perhaps no one can say it better than Laurie himself: “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. “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.”
Spiritually inspired by similar genre albums like Ry Cooder’s Buena Vista Social Club and T-Bone Burnett’s ‘O’ Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack, Laurie’s Let Them Talk recordings bring together an extraordinary selection of heritage tracks, renowned musicians and vocal legends to champion this much neglected body of work.
Note: The Oregon Symphony does not perform.
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