In looking for Hawaiian steel guitar music yesterday, I accidentally reacquainted myself with one of its most fascinating spinoffs: the “Sacred Steel” tradition of African-American Pentecostal praise music. Here’s Bishop Wayne White performing “Train” at Higher Praise Ministries in Detroit.

Ed Kilgore

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.