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B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck to Headline February 27 PBS Special on the Blues

B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck will be among the headliners for a February 21 appearance at the White House.

The performance is part of the "In Performance at the White House" series, and the show will be televised 9 p.m. EST February 27 on PBS.

The show, which will be taped in the East Room of the White House, celebrates blues. President and Michelle Obama will host the concert event in recognition of Black History Month.

The evening will include performances by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Booker T. Jones serving as music director and band leader.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.