April 9, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Legendary Soul Man™
will perform at the
to celebrate the timeless classics of "Memphis Soul" as part of the Emmy Award-Nominated PBS Music Special
IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
will host the all-star concert, which will include performances by
Eddie Floyd, Ben Harper
Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper
Mavis Staples and Justin Timberlake
, along with
Booker T. Jones
as music director and band leader. The program will premiere on
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
8:00 p.m. EDT
on PBS stations nationwide.
Moore appreciates the President's invitation, as the White House salutes "Memphis Soul" and the artists who created this American cultural legacy. The concert will honor memorable soul sounds from the mid- to late-1960s that emerged from
, along with legendary labels such as Stax-Volt Records and H Records, which featured artists such as
Otis Redding, Mavis Staples
and more. The evening pays homage to a segregated city in the 1960s, where many whites and blacks nonetheless came together to make soulful music that mixed gospel with potent rhythmic grooves, which came to be known as Memphis Soul music.
This performance will mark Moore's second invitation to appear at the White House for a sitting president. With this concert, Moore will have performed for all five of the living Presidents of
the United States
George H. W. Bush
George W. Bush
– an honor he is extremely proud of.
ABOUT SAM MOORE:
An American Southern soul and R&B legend, Moore found early success as part of the historic Memphis Soul duo Sam & Dave. With their rapid-fire style, pioneered by Moore, and hit songs such as "Soul Man," the duo inspired The Blues Brothers personas and movie. Moore has continued to tour as a solo artist, earning critical acclaim for his work, including a GRAMMY
Award, Pioneer Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, among many other honors.