Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Barrack Belts Out The Blues
The president just couldn’t say no: Mick Jagger held out a microphone almost by way of command, and soon Barack Obama was belting out the blues with the best of them.
The surprise performance by Obama came at the end of the playlist when the blues ensemble was singing ”Sweet Home Chicago,” the blues anthem of Obama’s home town.
Buddy Guy prodded the president, saying he’d heard that the president sang part of an Al Green tune recently, and adding, ”You gotta keep it up.”
Then Jagger handed over the mic, and Obama seemed compelled to comply.
On stage : Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Jeff Beck, Derek Trucks, Gary Clark, Jr., B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Shemekia Copeland, Susan Tedeschi and Keb Mo.
'In Performance at the White House: Red White and Blues', which will include performances from Jagger, Buddy Guy, BB King, Jeff Beck, Derek Trucks and Keb Mo, will be broadcast on PBS February 27, 2012. MORE HERE
Mick in rehearsal w/Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy HERE