President Barack Obama Sings The Blues With B.B. King And Mick Jagger
President Barack Obama has caught the singing bug in his public appearances lately and just can’t seem to stop! While hosting a PBS Special, In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues, the President took the mic once more to sing the blues anthem of his hometown Chicago with music legends like B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger and more.
As part of the In Performance series, music legends and contemporary major artists have been invited to perform at the White House for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month.
The program featured performances by B.B. King, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Taraji P. Henson as the program host and Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader.
The President also helped close the night by singing bits of “Sweet Home Chicago” after Buddy Guy and Mick Jagger prodded him to sing with the ensemble following to “keep it up” after his Al Green performance last month.
Watch the President sing the blues below!