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In Performance At The White House: Red, White And Blues

President and Mrs. Obama host a PBS music special in the East Room of the White House. The evening is an all-star celebration of the blues, the musical form that sprang from the Mississippi Delta and the west side of Chicago. With deep roots in Africa and slavery, the music has influenced modern American music from soul to rock ‘n’ roll. Performers include B.B. King, Booker T. Jones, Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck, Keb Mo, Mick Jagger, Sehemekia Copeland, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, and Warren Haynes, with Taraji P. Henson as the program host.

B.B. King performs as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of Blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

B.B. King performs as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of Blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

From left, Derek Trucks, Gary Clark Jr., B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Warren Haynes perform as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of Blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

From left, Derek Trucks, Gary Clark Jr., B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Warren Haynes perform as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of Blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

Mick Jagger sings and Buddy Guy plays guitar as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White and Blues” in celebration of blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012. The concert is in recognition of Black History Month. In the background, from left, music director and band leader Booker T. Jones, Jeff Beck and Gary Clark Jr. joined in for the song.

Mick Jagger sings and Buddy Guy plays guitar as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White and Blues” in celebration of blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012. The concert is in recognition of Black History Month. In the background, from left, music director and band leader Booker T. Jones, Jeff Beck and Gary Clark Jr. joined in for the song.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Mick Jagger performs as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

Mick Jagger performs as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

Buddy Guy, left, and Jeff Beck perform as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of Blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

Buddy Guy, left, and Jeff Beck perform as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of Blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Shemekia Copeland, left, and Gary Clark Jr. perform as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of Blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

Shemekia Copeland, left, and Gary Clark Jr. perform as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of Blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

Keb Mo performs as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of Blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

Keb Mo performs as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of Blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

From left, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and Warren Haynes perform as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of Blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

From left, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and Warren Haynes perform as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of Blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews performs as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of Blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews performs as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of Blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

Music director and band leader Booker T. Jones acknowledges his introduction as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of Blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

Music director and band leader Booker T. Jones acknowledges his introduction as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of Blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

President Barack Obama delivers remarks as he and First Lady Michelle Obama host, IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of Blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks as he and First Lady Michelle Obama host, IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues" in celebration of Blues music in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2012.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Taraji P. Henson, program host for IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues."

Taraji P. Henson, program host for IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE "Red, White And Blues."

Credit: Courtesy of Sharp Associates

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