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The Archie's Blues Barbershop is located at
4701 Queensbury Road
Riverdale Park, MD 20737

 

 

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Open Mic Night at the Barbershop, Thursday August 6th, 2015

Willie LeebelThe Archie Edwards Barbershop will be hosting an acoustic open mic hosted by Michael Sevener

The event will be held monthly on the first Thursday from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. 


If you have a song or three to share with others, original or otherwise, stop in and show your stuff.

 

 

 

Piedmont Picking Class with Gina DeSimone on Saturday August 8th, 2015 from 10:45 am until 12:45 pm

Miles SpicerThe Archie Edward Blues Heritage Foundation (AEBHF) conducted a series of 10 Piedmont style monthly guitar workshops between September 2014 and June 2015. Guitarist Gina DeSimone led three of those workshops and taught “Freight Train”, “Deep River Blues”, and “Black Rat Swing”. Since some of you missed those classes and others have asked for a review, Gina has offered to conduct a review/repeat of the three songs in a two-hour workshop that will be from 10:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. on Saturday morning, August 8. The workshop will cost $25 for those of you who have not previously attended any of her three workshops. If you have attended any of the three, you will receive a discount of $3 for the video portion of the workshop you previously attended. Gina will spend about 40 minutes on each song in the order listed above, so if you wish to schedule accordingly you may do so. It is suggested that participants arrive at 10:30 a.m. to register and tune guitars that Gina will have the full two hours for the workshop.

The overall goal of the series is to provide an overview of acoustic blues guitar with emphasis on the fingerpicked Piedmont style for both beginners and more experienced guitarists. Access to video clips of the workshop topics will be made available via email to all participants at the end of the workshop.

Each workshop will be held at the same location as the Saturday AEBHF blues jam: 4701 Queensbury Road, Riverdale MD. Participants may find announcements of AEBHF workshops, concerts and other activities at acousticblues.com, or by joining/liking the AEBHF Facebook page. If you have questions or comments, please contact David Nagle at 410-507-8783.

 

 

Exploring Dropped D tuning featuring Blind Willie McTell's "Statesboro Blues" for 6-string guitar.
Saturday, September 5, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Cost is $15

4701 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park, MD

On Saturday, September 5, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation (AEBHF) will resume our monthly acoustic guitar workshops with Eleanor Ellis kicking off the new season. The workshop will be called Exploring Dropped D tuning featuring Blind Willie McTell's "Statesboro Blues" for 6-string guitar. Eleanor likes to play in dropped D tuning and will be showing us some of her licks and tricks. We encourage participants to arrive by 11:00 a.m. to register and tune guitars so that Eleanor will have the full 90 minutes to cover the workshop topics.

The overall goal of the series is to provide an overview of acoustic blues guitar with emphasis on the fingerpicked Piedmont style for both beginners and more experienced guitarists. Access to video clips of the workshop topics will be made available via email to all participants at the end of the workshop.

Each 90-minute workshop will cost $15 and will be held at the same location as the Saturday AEBHF blues jam: 4701 Queensbury Avenue, Riverdale MD. Participants may find announcements of AEBHF workshops, concerts and other activities at acousticblues.com, or by joining/liking the AEBHF Facebook page. If you have questions or comments, please contact David Nagle at 410-507-8783.

 

 

Beginner Harmonic Lessons At the Barbershop Beginning September 19th and the 3rd Saturday of the month through December 2015
with Geoff Seals at Archie Edwards Blues Barbershop
4701 Queensbury Road
Riverdale Park, MD

Cost for each workshop is $15
Bring a Harmonica in the key of "A"

Beginner harmonica lessons at AEBHF on the third Saturday of the month from 10:30am - 12:30pm for a total of four classes. The first session is on 19 September, and will cover: breathing techniques, projecting sound, playing chords, and individual notes. The second session on 17 October will cover: 12 bar and 8 bar blues structure, simple blues riffs, simple folk songs. The third session on 21 November will cover: Blues harmonica, call and response, how to solo, improvisation. The fourth and last session is on 17 December covering: Intermediate chugging, accompaniment, duo with guitar, vocal and harp mics,

First Class 19 September, 10:30am - 12:30pm : 
The harmonica
Harp playing techniques
Playing through the harmonica

Second Class 17 October, 10:30am - 12:30pm:
We will do a quick review of breathing techniques, projecting sound, and playing chords,
12 bar and 8 bar blues structure,
Simple Blues riffs,
Simple Folk songs

Third Class 21 November, 10:30am - 12:30pm:
Playing Blues on harmonica
Call and response
Soloing,
Improvisation,

Fourth Class 17 December, 10:30am - 12:30pm:
Intermediate
Intro to duo with guitar
Accompaniment
Vocal and harp mics

 

Evening Concert with
Ari Eisinger
Saturday
October 24th, 2015
8pm
cost is $15
Archie Edwards Blues Barbershop
4701 Queensbury Road
Riverdale Park, MD





To Reserve a seat email: events@acousticblues.com

Ari Eisinger is a guitarist and singer from Pennsylvania, most noted as a proponent of Piedmont blues guitar from the 1920s-1930s, and as a significant authority on the music of the Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Blake, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Boy Fuller, and Josh White amongst others.

"Contrary to the rumors, blues and ragtime guitarist Ari Eisinger has only 10 fingers. It just sounds as if he has more. His mission is to preserve the classic blues and ragtime tunes from the 1920s and 1930s." – The Plain Dealer

"He’s a fingerpicking guitar player par excellence who specializes in country blues and ragtime from the 1920s and 1930s... His playing is astoundingly complex and precise, obviously reverential yet filled with personal touches... A brilliant musician... he sounds like four people playing at once." – The Philadelphia Inquirer

Ari Eisinger is one of the most dazzling country blues and ragtime guitarists playing today. Listen to his astonishing performances of the music of Blind Blake and you will hear things no guitar player has managed to pull off since Blake himself disappeared in the early 1930s. The sportin’ right hand, the piano rhythms, the notes everybody else leaves out - they’re all there. “One of the finest fingerpickers I’ve heard anywhere,” “One of the top guitarists in the country,” “One of the finest interpreters of tradi-tional blues and ragtime” - these are just a few of the reactions from critics and fellow musicians to Ari’s remarkable way with the blues of the 1920s and ‘30s. Able to shift effortlessly from complex East Coast ragtime to the propulsive rhythm of the guitar evangelists to down-home Texas country blues, Ari is one of the most authentic musicians you are ever likely to encounter.

 

 

 

 

 

Country Blues Workshop on Blind Blake by Ari Eisinger,
Sunday October 25th, 2015 at 12pm to 2pm
At the Archie Edwards Blues Barbershop
4701 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park, MD
Cost for the workshop $45.
$40 If you attend the concert the night before


To reserve a spot at the workshop email events@acousticblues.com and indicate you want to do the workshop.

 

The workshop will be an introduction to the playing of Blind Blake.  The emphasis will be on his slow blues in C and G.  We'll cover his basic right-hand technique, and some of his chord substitutions that enliven the basic 12-bar blues form.  The goal will be to introduce Blake's technique and patterns so people can get used to them, rather than teaching the tunes themselves.  Thus, the workshop will be a preparation for playing Blind Blake's tunes rather than a presentation of the tunes themselves.

Everyone should bring a guitar and, if possible, some kind of sound recording device.

This workshop is for Intermediate and Advance Students.

 

 

 

 

 


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Woodhall Wine Cellars Presents: Del Rey in Concert
Friday, September 18 2015
Workshop 6:30-7:30 pm
Concert 8:00 PM — 9:45 PM

Workshop 6:30-7:30 - $20 for the workshop, limited to 15 people.

Email Gina DeSimone at gina@ginadesimone.com If you want to attend the workshop.
If you attend both the concert and the workshop the cost is $25 for both


Woodhall Wine Cellars
(http://www.woodhallwinery.com)
17912 York Rd. 
Parkton, MD 21120
Cost for the concert is $10 

tickets at:
http://woodhall-wine-cellars.ticketleap.com/delrey/

Del Rey is virtuosic on both ukulele and guitar in just the right way-in order to realize her musical ideas. From her first gig at the San Diego Folk festival in 1974, to her 
world travels today, she has played music that is slightly nostalgic, but fresh and thoughtful. Her distinctive arrangements of songs like Creole Belles (a 1904 ragtime 
piece performed on the ukulele) or a tribute to guitarist Memphis Minnie, bring vintage sounds to contemporary ears in an engaging manner. 

QUOTES
“Rey is one of the greatest modern players of the metal-bodied resonator guitar.” 
Acoustic Guitar Magazine 

"The 'ukulele taken to a new level of musicianship" 
CD Baby

"Whilst known for her amazing instrumental skills ... it should not be overlooked that she always provides a very entertaining show, full of variety, drama and humour." 
Blues In Britain

“To listen to Rey is to abandon all hope of ever viewing the world in the same 
comfortable way.” 

Dirty Linen Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

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