Season 18, Episode 2 Red, White and Blues
First Aired: February 27, 2012
President and Mrs. Obama host a celebration of the blues from the East Room of the White House. Performers include Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Keb' Mo', Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. Booker T. Jones serves as music director and bandleader.
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- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: An occasional series featuring concerts from the nation's capital that, over the years, has showcased performers as diverse as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Elvis Costello and Steve Martin. As Nancy Reagan noted in the first program, `With the participation of publ… (more)