President Obama sang a few lines from “Sweet Home Chicago” with blues greats B.B. King and Buddy Guy Tuesday night during a performance at the White House. Post music critic Chris Richards asked, “Had the White House ever felt more like a roadhouse” and went on to describe the event.
It was the latest (also: the loudest, wildest, most dynamic, most exciting) in a series of semi-regular concerts hosted by first lady Michelle Obama celebrating the American songbook.
Previous performances in the series have saluted the music of the civil rights era, Motown and Broadway, as well as jazz, country (twice), classical and Latin music. Now, to mark Black History Month, the Obamas honored the blues, arguably the most influential of any American musical genre.
The concert, along with all in the In Performance at the White House series, will be broadcast on PBS. Read the rest of the story, watch videos and see a slideshow of the concert, on the Washington Post.