“In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues”
In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues was taped February 21 and will honor the musical form that sprang from the Mississippi Delta and flourished in the Westside of Chicago with deep roots in Africa and slavery. The performances explore those roots and pay homage to the great figures of the Blues and the songs they made famous by tracing the influence of the Blues on modern American music from soul to rock’n’roll. President and Mrs. Obama were hosts of the concert event in recognition of Black History Month.
The evening included performances by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader.
AIRS Monday, February 27 at 9 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS