Written after the tragedy of 9/11, Yellowcard's song "Believe" -- from their 1993 breakthrough album Ocean Avenue -- was written as a thank you to first responders in the police, fire department, and other heroes.
In the ever-growing tree of American music, Arthel "Doc" Watson was/is a part of the main body, the trunk... the heart, even. He sprang from the roots, of course, but then branched off and informed so much music that followed.
Thank you for the music, Doc. For putting so much goodness into each song you sang. For all the performances you gave, and the hearts you touched with your voice and your guitar. For all the records you made, and all the painstaking care you took to make them.