Even in the midst of a bruising election season, the President of the United States finds time to cut loose and celebrate his roots.
Obama and Jagger came together in song last night, performing a rousing rendition of "Sweet Home Chicago," an obvious homage to the President's home town. The President took the stage at the behest of the reigning King of Blues, B.B. King and First Lady Michelle.
The unlikely ensemble came together at the White House last night in celebration of Black History Month.
The star-studded event opened with a campaign-style speech from Obama who told the crowd that even though there were "downsides" to running the country, getting the opportunity to perform with a cadre of rock legends kind of "evened things out."
"This music speaks to something universal," the President continued. "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 note."
Also performing were Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Keb Mo, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks and actress Taraji P. Henson. Booker T Jones hosted and served as music director for the event.
The whole performance will air on PBS Monday as part of their new "In Performance at the White House" series that will debut in honor of Black History Month.