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“Drink houses” were parties that were hosted by individuals who offered a place to buy beer and get together with people and listen to music. Luther Mayer, known as Captain Luke, spent a large portion of his life performing in these drink houses in the Winston-Salem area as an entertainer, musician, and artist.
Huddie Ledbetter, later known as Lead Belly, grew up in the south and eventually became part of a trio with John and Alan Lomax, a father-son team of song collectors. Lead Belly collected, wrote, and sang songs in several different styles, including Blues. He is also credited with helping to define American vernacular music in the 20th century.