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Hugh Laurie Still Has The Blues; Beth Orton Plays With Sam Amidon; Your Best (Or Worst) Karaoke Moments

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Hugh Laurie (Mary McCartney)

In this episode: Hugh Laurie is best known as the star of the former Fox drama "House," which wrapped last year. But since the release of his debut album called Let Them Talk in 2011, he’s also made a name for himself as a blues musician. He joins us to talk about his followup to that record, called Didn’t It Rain.

Plus: Beth Orton made her name in the ‘90's by setting her folk songs to electronics and beats, creating the genre eventually dubbed "folktronica." She joins us (along with her husband, Sam Amidon, and pianist Thomas “Doveman” Bartlett) to play some songs off of her latest record, Sugaring Season

And: We hear more of your best – or worst – karaoke experiences. Tell us yours at (866) 939-1612. 

Guests:

Hugh Laurie and Beth Orton

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