Blues, Folk Singer "Sugar" Barnes Performs Live at the Classic Wineseller on May 24

Arts & Entertainment
The Classic Wineseller
20 Church Street, Waynesville, NC
Kay S. Miller
May 24, 2013
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Courtesy of: Sugar Barnes Sugar Barnes and Dave Magill perform at the Classic Wineseller this Friday evening at 7pm.

The Classic Wineseller welcomes blues & folk musicians “Sugar” Barnes (vocals, guitar) and Dave Magill (guitar) on May 24, 2013 from 7:00-10:00pm. Small plate fare is prepared in the Classic Wineseller’s kitchen from 5:30 until 9:00pm. There is a $10 minimum purchase per person including food, drink, and retail purchases.

Karen “Sugar” Barnes was born in Washington, DC, the daughter of lap-steel player, Three-Finger Dean Young. It was Young who first introduced her to a Harmony guitar and from that point, Barnes focused on learning music and theater. She attended the North Carolina School of the Arts, taught theater, and performed in other parts of North Carolina.

In 1999, Ms. Barnes began researching and performing traditional women’s blues. She loved learning about early blues women like Bessie Smith, Etta Baker, and Algia Mae Hinton. She also learned to play a single-string slide guitar.

Sugar Barnes has been a featured musician at MerleFest and many local festivals including: Cullowhee!; Greening Up the Mountains; the Strawberry Jam; and, Bryson City’s Fiddler’s Convention. Sugar Barnes resides in Jackson County.

Dave Magill began his musical career playing folk music in Boston coffeehouses. He played in several New England bands before heading to Austin, Texas in 1973. For the next 25 years he traveled the southwest performing classical and contemporary country music on bass, guitar, and piano. Magill now divides his time between engineering, and being resident studio musician at the Music Room in Webster, NC.

Ms. Barnes and Mr. Magill have been working together for several years delivering folk, blues, and country performances throughout western North Carolina.

Each week the Classic Wineseller showcases local, regional, and on occasion, national talent. Beginning June 1, 2013, the Classic Wineseller will remain open late for dining and live music performances every Friday and Saturday night. For more information about Live at the Classic Wineseller and other events visit, or call 828-452-6000.