Trudy Lynn, 68, was born Lee Audrey Nelms in the Fifth Ward, Houston Texas. In addition to her parents´ 78s, she had a lot of casual contact with blues and R&B performers because her mother ran a beauty shop by the Club Matinee. Lynn would walk there from school trying to catch a glimpse of acts like Joe Hinton or Bobby -Blue- Bland, who would play the venue. She wasn´t able to get closer to the music than the club´s door. -There wasn´t any going in there,- she says. -The way we were raised, everybody could whup your butt in the neighborhood. The neighborhood raised all the children where I grew up, not just your parents.- Lynn´s parents didn´t push music on her, nor were they discouraging.