Hugh Laurie will release a follow up to his debut album Let Them Talk this May.

On Didn’t it Rain, the former House star celebrates classic material from the world of blues with 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).

"I have resolved to forge on, deeper into the forest of American music that has enchanted me since I was a small boy," says Laurie. "And the further I go, the more bewitched I become – both by the songs and by the people I have been lucky enough to play them with."

Again produced by Joe Henry, Didn’t It Rain was recorded at Ocean Way Studio in Los Angeles in January of this year and includes guest star, blues artist Taj Mahal.