“Sweet” Blues Coming February 15th to Classic Wineseller’s Friday Night Live

Arts & Entertainment
the Classic Wineseller
20 Church Street, Waynesville, NC 28786
Kay Miller
Feb 15, 2013
7:00 PM
Courtesy of: Sugar Barnes Sugar Barnes and Dave Magill will sing the blues on February 15th at 7pm at the Classic Wineseller.

The Classic Wineseller welcomes blues singer “Sugar” Barnes (vocals, guitar) and musician Dave Magill (guitar, bass) to Friday Night Live on February 15, 2013 from 7:00-10:00pm. Small plate Italian fare is served from 5:30-9:00pm from the Classic Wineseller’s kitchen, 20 Church Street in Waynesville.

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. From that point Barnes focused on learning about 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 refreshing blues performances throughout western North Carolina.

Each week the Classic Wineseller's popular Friday Night Live music series showcases local, regional, and on occas
ion--national talent. For more information about Friday Night Live and other live music events visit us online at www.classicwineseller.com or www.facebook.com/theclassicwineseller or call 828-452-6000.