For no particular reason, let’s feature Bonnie Raitt today, with an emphasis on the early years when she wasn’t a big pop star. Here she is in 1977 covering Del Shannon’s “Runaway,” with Norton Buffalo on harmonica.

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.