Preview: Hugh Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band at the LC

From the August 23, 2012 edition

Yes, that’s Dr. House, and yes, he’s coming to play music Sunday at the LC. He made a whole album’s worth of it last year called “Let It Talk,” and it ain’t half bad. Maybe a quarter bad.

Hugh Laurie practices a smoky-but-smooth blues and gentrified New Orleans jazz you’d expect a veteran British actor to favor. He pulls it off impressively by vanity-project standards; Laurie does a mean Tom Jones impression, and his band swaggers authentically under the supervision of Joe Henry and Allen Toussaint.