Jonny Lang Plays For Clintons, Sets Dates With Jeff Beck

Teen guitar virtuoso Jonny Lang traveled to the White House yesterday to perform alongside fabled bluesman B.B. King as part of a special program, "Tradition and Legends of the Blues Performance," staged on the South Lawn.

As part of the concert, which also featured pianist Marcia Ball and the duo of John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, Lang presented President Clinton and the First Lady with an autographed Fender guitar (Lang's axe of choice). The event was taped by PBS, which plans to air the program in November.

Last week, Lang played in front of rock royalty, as he was personally invited to perform at Mick Jagger's 56th birthday at the Stones frontman's estate on the South of France. While there, Lang jammed with Jagger and guests Bono, Elton John, and Ron Wood.

Next month, Lang kicks off a month-long tour with another guitar legend, Jeff Beck. Dates for their joint outing include:

  • 8/7 - Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheater (w/o Jeff Beck)
  • 8/17 - Pompano

    Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheater

  • 8/18 - Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace
  • 8/20 - Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap Filene Center (w/o Jeff Beck)
  • 8/21 - Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest (w/o Jeff Beck)
  • 8/23 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center For the Performing Arts
  • 8/25 - Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheater
  • 8/26 - Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
  • 8/28 - Camden, NJ @ Blockbuster - Sony Center
  • 8/30 - Syracuse, NY @ New York State Fair
  • 8/31 - Stanhope, NJ @ Waterloo Village
  • 9/2 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake P.A.C.
  • 9/3 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater
  • 9/4 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
  • 9/8 - Cleveland, OH @ Nautica Stage
  • 9/9 - Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theater
  • 9/10 - Tinley Park, IL @ New World Music Theater