Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The President did what?

 Jeff Beck with wife Sandra Cash at Cities

Looks like Mick Jagger finally got some satisfaction when President Obama went for round 2 of his budding musical career during a star studded White House performance for PBS on Tuesday night.

Jagger - that would be Sir Mick to you - teamed up with fellow rocker Jeff Banks and blues legend B.B. King who enticed The President to sing a few notes from Sweet Home Chicago, which he did.

Obama was in great spirits claiming that "some nights when you want to go out and just take a walk, clear your head, or jump into a car just to take a drive, you can't do it. Secret Service won't let you. And that's frustrating.  But then there are other nights where B.B. King and Mick Jagger come over to your house to play for a concert.  So I guess things even out a little bit." (The White House Blog)   We'll drink to that!

 Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich holds court at Cities with wife, son and Booker T. Jones

“In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues” honored 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 explored those roots and paid 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." PBS 

Charlie Fishman. Stephanie Peters and Lonnie Johnson

Jeff Beck, Warren Haynes, Susan Tedeschi, Harvey Goldsmith, Bruce Kieloch, Derek Trucks, Charlie Fishman and founder of DC Jazz Festival and his wife, Microsoft’s Stephanie Peters joined Impact Arts & Film Fund's Kimball Stroud who hosted an after party at K Street's popular night spot Cities where congratulatory toasts were made between Chesapeake Crab Cakes, Thai Beef Satay and Peking Duck Dumplings.  Sir Mick, we hear, was on a jet plane.

 Does The President really need his day job?

Courtesy of The White House Blog

The After Party: