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Guitar hero Peterson gets gig with guest bandmate – from the Rolling Stones

WASHINGTON — One of the perks President Obama enjoys, as an avid basketball player, is that occasionally he can get games with famous hoopsters.

Well, Collin Peterson is a guitarist, in a band of lawmakers called the Second Amendments. And tonight, he’s got a gig with a member of the Rolling Stones.

Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, an avid environmentalist who recently wrote a book on “sustainable, smart growth,” will play with Peterson at the Washington Plaza Hotel, at an event co-sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service.

As Leavell told POLITICO: 

I’m playing with Collin Peterson, who’s with the congressional band Second Amendments, on Wednesday night. I’ve testified on the last two farm bills, and Collin has been a friend and he’s also been instrumental in helping to pass positive policy concerning our forests. So we’re going to kick up our heels and have good fun with that.

The two also played a gig together at an American Forest Foundation event in 2009. The Star Tribune’s Eric Roper had video of that, which is worth the watch.

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