'Sweet' Blues coming Feb. 15 to Wineseller's Friday Night Live
The Classic Wineseller welcomes blues musicians “Sugar” Barnes (vocals, guitar) and Dave Magill (guitar, bass) to Friday Night Live from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb.15. Small plate Italian fare is served from 5:30 to 9 p.m. from the Classic Wineseller’s kitchen, 20 Church St., in Waynesville.
Karen “Sugar” Barnes was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of lap-steel player, Three-Finger Dean Young. It was Young who first introduced her to a Harmony guitar. From that point Barnes focused on learning about music and theater. She attended the N.C. School of the Arts, taught theater, and performed in other parts of North Carolina.
In 1999, 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 ...