President Obama Introduces the “Red, White and Blues” Performance at the White House By Describing the Impact of Alan Lomax’s Work

This evening, President Barak Obama welcomed to the White House stage B.B. King, followed by Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Shemekia Copeland, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Trombone Shorty, and more. His introduction to the deep importance of blues music radiates from his description of the fateful meeting between Alan Lomax and McKinley Morganfield–otherwise known as Muddy Waters–on the Stovall Plantation in Mississippi in the year 1941.

To watch the president of the United States describe Alan’s time with Muddy and the resilience of the blues, please click here.

Originally posted: February 21, 2012