Live session: Hugh Laurie is releasing a new album Didn't It Rain on May 6. Here is an exclusive preview performance of his song Wild Honey.
The performance was part of a special concert on the Queen Mary, a retired ocean liner moored at Long Beach, California.
After the success of Hugh Laurie's debut album, Let Them Talk, on which he celebrated and revived classic material from the world of NOLA blues, the British actor-turned-blues singer will release his second album, Didn't It Rain, on May 6 on Warner Music.
Didn't It Rain sees Laurie follow the trajectory of New Orleans 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).