Because it both influences and is influenced by culture, music can capture so much history, something beautifully expressed in this video recently highlighted by the editors at The Atlantic. Part of While I'm Here: The Legacy Project, a video series that profiles elderly Americans devoted to preserving their endangered heritage, the video follows Lou Bud Welch, an 83-year-old musician who made a splash earlier this year with his album "I Don't Prefer No Blues." According to a PopMatters review, Welch "makes the blues sound like the future"—but he remains firmly rooted in the rich Delta Blues tradition into which he was born back in 1932. Enjoy.