Para and Barton to perform in Marshall

Boonville — Cathy Barton and Dave Para, folk-singing duo, will perform at the Marshall Public Library on July 25 at 6 p.m.  Their performance, “Folk Music From the Western Border”, is part of the Library’s summer reading program and will be enjoyed by all ages.
Barton and Para have created dynamic performances for 35 years and are known for their dedication to traditional music, especially from their home region of Missouri and the Ozarks.  Of the 15 albums they have produced since 1978, four have been named Notable Recordings by the American Library Association for their important historical and cultural contexts.  Their concerts present a range of music from the driving dance tunes they have collected to old ballads to new songs and feature several stringed instruments.
In 2011, they received the Missouri Humanities Award for Exemplary Community Achievement.  They have directed the Big Muddy Folk Festival in their   hometown of Boonville for the last 20 years.
This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.