Posted by Jim Burger on Feb 15, 2012
Love him or hate him, you gotta admit that, as presidents go, Obama is relatively high up on the "cool" scale (certainly in comparison to President Dukakis, anyway). Up next on the cool calendar -- on February 21st, the White House will be streaming a live celebration of the blues as part of Black History Month. The program, called "In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues," will be live streamed on the White House Web site, www.whitehouse.gov/live.
So far, the headlining performers include BB King, Mick Jagger, Keb Mo and Jeff Beck. As far as I'm concerned, the more taxpayer dollars that get spent in support of the blues, the better!