I love the fact that just down a couple miles down street from my house tonight, Mick Jagger will be jamming with B.B. King, Booker T. Jones, Jeff Beck, Keb Mo and Trombone Shorty.
Gary Clark Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks will also be there.
And with any luck, Barak Obama will extend his vocal workout of Al Green at the Apollo a few weeks back and sing with them.
It’s the big “In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues” and I’m not invited even though it’s just down the hill on 16th Street NW in the East Wing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
But I can see the whole thing happening live in real time on my computer – and you can too – at www.pbs.org/whitehouse tonight at about 7:20 p.m.
For those who can wait, the special will premiering on PBS Monday at 9 p.m.
And Mick, if you want to go out and get some chow at Ben’s Chili Bowl, after, give me a call.