Rep. Peterson to jam with Rolling Stones’ Chuck Leavell

If this holds true, then Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) is in for an awesome Wednesday night. 

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That’s because Peterson will be jamming on his guitar alongside Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, part of an all-star launch event to celebrate America’s forests. 

The evening is sponsored by various entities, including the Forest Service, and organizers announced Monday that it will feature Peterson’s congressional rock ‘n’ roll band, the Second Amendments, with Leavell sitting in.

The band usually includes Peterson and Michigan Republican Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, but McCotter’s office declined to say whether he would join Leavell and Peterson on Wednesday.

McCotter’s reluctance could be partly due to politics: Leavell is a staunch environmentalist, and while he still tours with the Stones, his visit to Washington was scheduled to coincide with the release of his second book, Growing a Better America.

Regardless of who is on stage, Leavell and Peterson will see plenty of familiar faces in the audience at the Washington Plaza Hotel, including Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.).