Today we have the incomparable Lucinda Williams performing “Essence” in 2007. My wife took me to see Lucinda at the Fillmore Auditorium as a birthday present, and I’m hoping to see her next month at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur. Enjoy.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.