John P. Hammond (a.k.a. John Hammond, Jr.) is 73 today. Here he is covering Son House’s “Preachin’ Blues” in 1993.

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.