Sylva singer plays heritage blues show

Karen “Sugar” Barnes will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City. Barnes plays heritage blues and was one of the founding members of the “Blue Bombers” from Sylva.

Along with singing, Barnes also plays acoustic guitar, slide guitar and the ukulele. She regularly performs in Western North Carolina with Dave McGill, who will provide backing and singing a few songs of his own. The Friends of the Marianna Black Library will also be there to provide snacks and refreshments.

The program is free and open to the public. 828.488.3030 or visit

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