Austin American-Statesman - - MONDAYBRIEFING -

Dr. Gre­gory House has long bat­tled the blues. Now, the ac­tor who plays the acer­bic physi­cian plans to play them.

Bri­tish ac­tor Hugh Lau­rie has signed a deal to record an al­bum of New Or­leansin­spired blues, Warner Mu­sic En­ter­tain­ment said to­day.

On “House,” Lau­rie’s char­ac­ter of­ten plays pi­ano and gui­tar. Ac­cord­ing to his record com­pany, Lau­rie is a pre­dom­i­nantly self-taught pi­anist be­cause he had “cre­ative dif­fer­ences” with his child­hood teacher.

Hugh Lau­rie

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