Dr. House also makes music and he's making a musical "house call" (oooh, sorry, couldn't resist) to the Kent Stage on Saturday, October 19
What: Hugh Laurie & The Copper Bottom Band
When: 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19
Where: The Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., Kent
From the digital desks of the folks promotin' Laurie's new record:
Laurie will be joined by The Copper Bottom Band, which is David Piltch (bass), Vincent Henry (horns), Elizabeth Lea (trombone), Jean McClain (vocals), and Gaby Moreno (vocals) – and is completed by Herman Matthews (drums) and Mark Goldenberg (guitars).
DIDN’T IT RAIN is Laurie’s second album and the follow-up to his celebrated 2011 debut album LET THEM TALK. The album was a New Orleans blues driven celebration that included guest vocals from Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint and Tom Jones. For DIDN’T IT RAIN, Laurie follows the trajectory of the blues upstream and into the American heartland. It includes songs dating back to early pioneers W.C. Handy (“St Louis Blues”) and Jelly Roll Morton (“I Hate A Man Like You”) to more recent artists such as Dr. John (“Wild Honey”) and Alan Price of The Animals (“Changes”).
Laurie has just wrapped up a sold out rout of the U.K. and Europe which has garnered triumphant headlines: The Times (London) mused "Close your eyes, and you could be in a club in New Orleans" The Upcoming (London): added, “Hugh Laurie is charming, charismatic and wildly entertaining at the Hammersmith Apollo.”