Fred and his New JBs horn section have been invited to the White House.
They will perform as part of the PBS program, "In Performance at the White House: Red White and Blues," along with Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Keb Mo and others. Click here for more information about the show.
According to Olivia Jones, daughter and manager of the music director for the program, Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the MGs fame, President Obama himself asked for Booker T.'s participation, then Booker T. asked for Fred to handle the horns. Ernie Fields Jr. will appear on sax and flute, and Freddie Hendrix, who also plays with Fred as part of Abraham Incorporated, will appear on trumpet. The New JBs' primary trumpeter Gary Winters is in Germany and, sadly, will miss the date.
The program will air on PBS stations at 9 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, February 27, 2012. Don't miss it!