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A Southern Musician is Discovered

Captain Luke Sings the Blues

A Southern Musician is Discovered: North Carolina's Captain Luke

— Photo Courtesy of Music Maker Relief Foundation

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.

For an hour-long documentary by the same producers, about Captain Luke and other lesser-known Southern performers, join us here.

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