Check your local PBS station schedule this week to see Gary Clark, Jr. rocking In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues
The concert honored the history of Mississippi blues and its migration north to Chicago and Detroit during the industrial boom of World War II. Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, and Trombone Shorty performed with backing by band leader Booker T.
The concert was held in recognition of Black History Month and will air on PBS stations nationwide. It was an incredible show and it was especially great to see Gary up on stage with B.B. King
and Derek Trucks
. Check out the killer clip below of our Epi Casino
man performing the great country blues standard “Catfish Blues” (recorded by everyone from Muddy Waters to Ernest Tubb) to get an idea of what’s in store tonight.
And after the show, if you feel your music collection is in need of a few more titles that go back to the roots of Gary, Derek, and B.B.'s style, check out any number of great collections by Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton, Son House, Elmore James, and B.B.'s live albums Live at Cook County Jail
and Live at the Regal
Otis Rush's So Many Roads
as well as his early cuts for Cobra Records in Chicago are also a must-have. But it doesn't stop there. Just ask our man Duke Robillard