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It’s Lucinda Williams’ 62d birthday, the first she’s spent without her father, the poet Miller Williams, who died on New Year’s Day.

Regular readers know how much I adore Lucinda. I’ve only seen her live twice. Once was at the Fillmore in 2006. And the second time was in 2012 at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur (a rather astounding outside venue in the redwoods), where the following performance of one of my favorite songs of hers, “Joy,” was recorded, with Doug Pettibone on guitar. I’m definitely one of the people you hear cheering and whooping.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.