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The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation is keeping East coast acoustic folk blues alive. Through weekly Saturday jams, performances, workshops, exhibits, and lectures, AEBHF carries on the educational tradition of celebrated Piedmont blues artist Archie Edwards. 

Location:   4502 Hamilton Street

Hyattsville, Maryland  20781

 

Email:    info @acousticblues.com

Mailing Address:  AEBHF, P.O. Box 10124 

  Washington, DC 20018

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Location

Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation

4502 Hamilton Street

Hyattsville, Maryland

Weekly Acoustic Blues Jams

Join us Saturday afternoons for weekly acoustic blues jams at Archie's Barbershop on Saturdays, 1-5 pm. All skill levels welcome.

NOTE:  February 1 -- The  Barbershop will be CLOSED.  The JAM MOVES to the Takoma Park Middle School as part of the Folklore Society's Midwinter Festival.

Fundraising

We are funded almost entirely by donations.  Hit the Donate button at the bottom of this page to learn more and make a donation to help keep blues alive!  Thank you.

 

Upcoming Events

 

January 24 -- Blues Night with Archie Edwards All Stars.  Musicians from the Archie's community will perform at Pizzeria

Paradiso, 4800 Rhode Island Ave., Hyattsville, MD.  9-11 pm.

 

February 1 -- Weekly Blues Jam Moves to FSGW Midwinter Festival;  Archie's Barbershop Closed

The weekly acoustic blues jam will be held at the Midwinter Festival of the Folklore Society of Greater Washington at the Takoma Park Middle School.

February 8 -- Blues Night with Archie Edwards All Stars. On  the second Saturday of each month, a changing lineup of talented acoustic blues musicians from the Archie’s community will perform at Maryland Meadworks brewery at 4700 Rhode Island Ave., Hyattsville, MD. 7-10 pm.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about these and other future events, go to the Events Calendar page.

 

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation is keeping acoustic blues traditions alive.  Through weekly Saturday jams, performances, workshops, exhibits, and lectures, AEBHF carries on the educational mission of celebrated Piedmont blues artist Archie Edwards. 

HERITAGE

Archie Edwards (1918-1998) was a barber, teacher, storyteller, and master of the Piedmont style of blues guitar.  “Archie’s Barbershop” in Northeast Washington, DC, was a gathering place where generations of musicians and friends came to listen to and learn the music.  

SATURDAY JAMS

Continuing a tradition that began more than 50 years ago by Archie Edwards at his barbershop, AEBHF hosts an acoustic blues jam every Saturday afternoon.  Musicians of all skill levels are welcome, and many music lovers stop by just to listen.