BB King, Mick Jagger, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Keb Mo and many others come to the White House in a celebration of the blues. Take a look inside the rehearsals and hear what artists had to say about being at the White House and the magic that is blues music. As President Obama said, “this music speaks to something universal. No one goes through life without both joy and pain, triumph and sorrow. The blues gets all of that, sometimes with just one lyric or one note.
(additional footage courtesy of WETA)
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President Obama addresses governors at the annual meeting of the National Governors Association, and calls on leaders to invest more in education and make sure all students get the education they need to compete for the jobs of tomorrow as well as the jobs of today. February 27, 2012.
The First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden speak to governors about their Joining Forces initiative to help military spouses more easily transfer professional licenses across state lines. February 27, 2012.
Go behind the scenes of the In Performance at the White House: Red, White & Blues event as Keb Mo sits down backstage for an acoustic performance of the “America the Beautiful” in the East Wing of the White House.