Whenever he leaves office, President Barack Obama may have a found a new career. Who would have guessed his reelection strategy would involve more singing?
Last month, the Commander-in-Chief sang Al Green at Harlem's Apollo Theater. Then last night, he shared the stage with Mick Jagger, B.B. King and Jeff Beck.
The all-star musical lineup performed in the East Room of the White House, with the President joining in for an ensemble rendition of "Sweet Home Chicago" ...
The full version of In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues is set to air on local PBS stations on next Monday, February 27, at 9 p.m. ET.
For most of the evening, Barack and Michelle Obama took in the concert from the audience, swaying in their seats and occasionally getting up to dance.
But after some prodding from Buddy Guy, who referenced Obama's Apollo performance and told him, "You gotta keep it up," the President took the stage.
Taking the microphone offered by Rolling Stones frontman Jagger, Obama sang a few bars - again, surprisingly well - and handed the mic off to B.B. King.
"This music speaks to something universal," Obama said, as quoted by the AP.
"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."