The Commander and Chief gets on the mic and shows love for Chicago.
Last night during a special concert in honor of Black History Month where President Obama belted out “Sweet Home Chicago.”
Obama was first encouraged to join in by Buddy Guy who said he’s heard the president sing part of an Al Green tune recently. He told him, “You gotta keep it up.”
President spoke about music saying, “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. ”
Buddy Guy, B.B. King and Mick Jagger, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and Gary Clark Jr. performed during the White House Blues concert. Taraji P. Henson was the program host and Booker T. Jones served as music director and band leader.
The blues concert will be part of the “In Performance at the White House” series and airs on PBS on Feb 27.