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A look back: Winston-Salem woman known as ‘the snake lady’ considered a legend in blues music

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Meet a woman who many consider a legend in blues music and in the obscure underground culture of carnival life.

Winston-Salem’s Willa Mae Bucker was known as “The Snake Lady” because for years she traveled the country with carnivals put on snake shows.

She was a born entertainer, singing and playing the guitar and using any talents she had to gather an audience and make some money.

She passed away a few years ago but she is for sure one of the people we remember very well.

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