Eighty-year-old Captain Luke sings his own brand of Piedmont blues at drink-houses in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As a retired laborer, he never considered himself a professional musician—until folklorist Tim Duffy heard his dry baritone voice. Independent producer Richard Ziglar reports.
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