IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE : Red, White and Blues

Monday, February 27, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET

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Salute the great figures of the blues genre and the songs they made famous. President and Mrs. Obama host.

  • Airdate(s): 2/27/2012, 9:00 - 10:00 PM ET
  • IPWH #: 1802
  • Original Broadcast: 2/27/2012
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Episode Description

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. Leading popular artists’ performances trace that migratory path and pay homage to the great figures of the blues genre, from John Lee Hooker to Muddy Waters, and the songs they made famous.

Contacts

Press Documents

  • B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Others Headline PBS Music Special on the Blues

    Press Release
  • In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues Talent Bios

    Bio

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