Originally published Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 09:38p.m.

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Sally Barris loved performing in Prescott so much that she’s really looking forward to coming back for the second time as the opener for the 10th season of PCA Presents.

“I really loved the audience,” Barris said, calling them a “friendly” and “lively … You got really good people out there.”

Having been singing since she was 5, Barris said music is in her blood and it’s something she has to do or she’ll go crazy. The songs she’ll be singing this time around are going to be a mix of her old favorites as well as some new songs. In fact, she’s about to start recording a new record and will be debuting many new songs.

Each of her records has a theme and if she had to pick a theme for this new one it would be one of hope, childhood, thinking about life in general and how fast it goes, dreams and looking back at your life and looking ahead at dreams that you still want to have happen, Barris said.

“My mom passed away in January,” she said. “I’ve been writing a bunch of songs about death and dying, but they’re not depressing songs.”

Barris said she sings a lot about subjects that people can relate to and currently, she’s at the age where a lot of people are dealing with the loss of her parents.

Barris takes the stage at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St. Tickets range from $25 to $30 and are available online at www.folksessions.com or at www.pca-az.net.

Sharing the bill is “Re-Imagining Neil Young,” featuring two-time Phoenix Blues Showdown winner Eric Ramsey and Valley performer Robby Roberson teaming up to reimagine songs in a tribute to Neil Young.

A lot of people like her show because of her sense of humor, Barris said, adding that even if the set contains a deep song, it will be followed up by a funny song.

“There’s a time for laughter, there’s a time for seriousness, there’s a time for just having a fun song,” Barris said.

For more information, visit www.pca-az.net.