Globally acclaimed recording artist, actor, and performer Hugh Laurie has announced that he will hit the road for a U.S. tour in October perfroming in theaters across the country in support of his new album, DIDN'T IT RAIN, which will be released in the U.S. on August 6th.
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 erman Matthews (drums) ans 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, which explored the sound of Delta blues. For DIDN'T IT RAIN, Laurie follows the trajectory of the blues pstream 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"). Produced by LET THEM TALK producer Joe Henry (Allen Toussaint, Bonnie Raitt, Billy Bragg), DIDN'T IT RAIN was recorded at Ocean Way Studio in Los Angeles in January of this year.