Theryl DeClouet (born September 17, 1951, in Hollygrove, New Orleans, Louisiana), also known as House Man, is a soul/R&B singer, best known as the former lead vocalist for the musical group Galactic. He appeared on the band's first four studio albums as well as a live release and a compilation before health concerns forced his departure from the band and its heavy tour schedule. His latest independent solo release, The Truth Iz Out, features support from longtime friend Ivan Neville and guitarist June Yamagishi of Papa Grows Funk. He also appeared on Charlie Hunter Quintet's 2001 album, Songs from the Analog Playground, Hunter's first to feature vocals. DeClouet sang on versions of Earth, Wind & Fire's "Mighty Mighty" and the Willie Dixon standard "Spoonful."
In 2005, DeClouet also briefly appeared as Judge Locke Randolph in The Dukes of Hazzard.
- The Houseman Cometh! - Bullseye Blues Records (2001)
- The Truth Iz Out - Self-released (2007)
Appearances with Galactic
- Coolin' Off - Fog City Records (1996)
- Crazyhorse Mongoose - Capricorn (1998)
- Late for the Future - Polygram (2000)
- We Love 'Em Tonight: Live at Tipitina's - Volcano Records (2001)
- Vintage Reserve - Volcano Records (2003)
- Ruckus - Sanctuary Records (2003)
- Official web site
- Theryl "The Houseman" deClouet - Bio at galacticfunk.com
- Review of The Truth Iz Out from The Phoenix
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