SERIOUSLY??!! IF it was dedicated to anyone, it was done so silently and personally by Hugh to Jo, especially after last years HULI madness.
But the Album Title and the Song were his way of "thumbing his nose" at the nay Sayers and critics in advance, as he was expecting the Album and his musical abilities to be bashed and battered. His words in an interview were; "I expect a whipping!" So NO, none of this was in any way shape or form dedicated or directed at LE.
THIS was all about HUGH and his love of the BLUES!!
Not true. He said in an interview that this song was him telling the critics that he doesn´t care what they say, because this is what he truly loves. He expected the album to be badly received, but it wasn´t.
If any of you bought the cd or had read any of the interviews Hugh gave regarding this CD,the song "Let Them Talk" is his way of saying without apology that this is his type of music and he doesn't care if anyone agrees with him or not. Jo did participate in one of the songs (credit is given) and Hugh dedicated the CD to her, his family, and several other important people in his life. There is no secret message involved in the dedication of that particular song.