Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, blues guitar icons B.B. King and Buddy Guy, Grammy-nominated singer Shemekia Copeland and other music stars will perform in the White House's ornate East Room Tuesday night, a celebration of the Blues in recognition of Black History Month.
The program also includes Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr, Warren Haynes, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, hosted by Taraji Henson and with Booker T. Jones (sans MGs, apparently) as the music director and band leader.
Sir Mick — he was knighted by Prince Charles in December 2003 for "Services To Music" — got a jump on the festivities late Monday with a couple of tweets:
That's @mickjagger, 68.
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- Mick Jagger
- President Obama
- Rolling Stones
- Shemekia Copeland
- Gary Clark Jr
- Susan Tedeschi
- Taraji Henson