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Country Singer with Catskills Roots to Perform at County Museum

Hurleyville, NY – Recording artist Mickey Barnett spent a lifetime performing in the legendary Catskill hotels and theaters, and on stages from Brooklyn to Nashville. He has written songs, produced hits, and worked with some of the greatest stars from the past, including Elvis Presley.

On Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m., Mickey will be at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville to perform some of his old-time country hits and talk about his life in music. The event is presented by the Sullivan County Historical Society, and the band Little Sparrow will host the afternoon.

Barnett, who now lives in Bethel, became well-known for his performances of the rockabilly tunes of Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, as well as many of the old classic country tunes of the ‘60s and ‘70s. In 1963, he wrote and recorded “Just a Memory,” which was named a pick hit by Cashbox trade magazine. He recorded the song “Keep Your Cotton Pickin’ Hands Off My Gin” in Nashville with a 32-piece orchestra and the Anita Kerr Singers.

Mickey still performs in the area, but you can catch him for free at the Museum at 265 Main Street, Hurleyville, on June 3 at 2 p.m.!

This project is made possible with funding from a Sullivan County Arts and Heritage Grant, funded by the Sullivan County Legislature and administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.

This series of performances will continue on the first Sunday of each month. Donations are welcomed to benefit the Sullivan County Historical Society. For more information, visit www.scnyhistory.org or call 845-434-8044.