The Archie's Blues Barbershop is located at
4701 Queensbury Road
Riverdale Park, MD
Latest Events for AEBHF
- FSGW Mini-Fest Saturduay February 8, 2014 - Takoma Park Middle School
- Joe Filisko and Eric Noden Acoustic Blues Harmonica and Guitar Workshop, Sunday February 23, 2pm to 3:30pm
- AEBHF and Carroll Cafe presents "A Concert with Guy Davis" Friday March 7th, 2014 at 7:30pm
- 3rd Anniversary "A Weekend of Blues" Friday March 14th through Sunday March 16th
Latest Events for "Friends of the Barbershop"
- Lea Gilmore in Concert at Common Ground on the Hill Baltimore Friday March 7, 2014
- Caritas Society Fundraiser Saturday March 8, 2014 8pm
Latest Events for AEBHF
Saturday February 8, 2014 from 12pm to 10:30pm
Barbershop Jam from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
And our friends are performing at other stages all day long
Many of our Barbershop friends will be performing throughout the day,
and the Barbershop Jam will be in Room 184 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
So the Barbershop in Riverdale will be closed.
2 Essential Grooves for Acoustic Blues Harmonica and Guitar Workshop
Reserve your seat at the workshop send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Archie's Blues Barbershop
Sunday February 23, 2014
2pm to 3:30pm
Internationally known roots and blues duo Joe Filisko (harmonica) and Eric Noden (guitar) return to the Barbershop to teach how rhythmic harmonica playing and finger picking guitar can work together to create a powerful sound. Two original songs demonstrating these techniques will be taught. Additionally Joe and Eric will explain how traditional players Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Mississippi John Hurt and Salty Holmes have influenced there songwriting and playing. Harmonica and guitar tabs will be provided.
Harmonica (all levels welcome)--please bring a diatonic harmonica in the key of A
Guitar (knowledge of basic chords and finger picking helpful) please bring a 6 string acoustic guitar
Joe Filisko & Eric Noden official website www.rootsduo.com
Joe Filisko & Eric Noden Bio
Joe Filisko (harmonica & vocals) and Eric Noden (guitar & vocals) have been performing and recording American roots music as a duo for the last 10 years. Their original blues songs, train imitations and harmony singing are reminiscent of the 1920's and 30's when acoustic music was prevalent.
“Two marvelous musicians who have captured not only the sounds but the emotional spirit of some of the richest bloodlines in American music.”
----Kim Field (author of Harmonicas, Harps and Heavy Breathers)
w/Sheryl Sears opening
Friday March 7 7:30 pm
Carroll Cafe@Seekers Church
276 Carroll St. NW@Takoma METRO
$16 in advance $20 at door
Throughout his career, Guy Davis has dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues and bringing them to as many ears as possible through the material of the great blues masters, African American stories, and his own original songs, stories and performance pieces.
"Davis' folksy and humble stage presence, combined with his humorous monologues, made one feel that this was not a concert, but rather, an impromptu performance on a front porch down in some southern swamp. Indeed, at times Davis had the audience singing, clapping and stomping their feet." -Daily Herald Tribune, Grand Prairie, Alberta
"Like the best early bluesmen, Guy Davis is, at heart, a storyteller. A master at setting intimate, richly nuanced tales to stomping acoustic blues backing, often with folky accompaniment from mandolin, banjo, and accordion, he helped revitalize the state of country blues in the 1990s with a string of critically acclaimed albums for Red House Records." -Blues Revue
"A singer and guitarist in the rural mould of Robert Johnson and Mississippi John Hurt, he has got a voice like Howlin' Wolf dipped in honey. He is also an enchanting storyteller, able to deliver a shaggy-dog story while barking and simultaneously making train noises on a harmonica" -The Scotsman
Sheryl Sears has performed a repertoire of jazz, blues and bossa nova songs with a soulful, sultry style in the DC metropolitan area for the last 30 years. She is joined by skilled musical artists David Oziel, acoustic guitarist and singer; Howard Moss, harpist and David Jackson, electric bassist. As part of the acoustic blues community known as the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, the quartet are devoted to preserving and sharing music with history and heart.
Reservations will open after the February show
$16 in advance/$20 at the door
You are cordially invited to attend the Third Annual Blues Week Reunion on March 14 and 15 hosted by the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation. Weekend activities include:
March 14 –Friday
- 8:00 pm till? Welcome Party and Reception at Archie’s Barbershop. Entrance $15 cash or check, $10 in advance.
- Icehouse Party featuring Phil Wiggins as music coordinator for the evening. Look for some surprise guests from Blues Week performing with Ian and friends. Catch up with your friends, dance, jam a little and get out of hibernation. Food, Soft drinks, beer are complimentary.
March 15 – Saturday
10:00am –11:30am – Harmonica Workshop with Annie Raines at the Barbershop. $35 paid at the door 11:30am - 1:00pm – Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop with Paul Rishell at the Barbershop. $35 paid at the door.
1:00pm – 5:00pm – Barbershop Jam. Come join the Barbershop regulars for one of the famous jam sessions. Take a tour of the Barbershop Museum. This is a free event - BYO
7:30 pm - Concert and Dance at the University of Maryland Golf Course, College Park MD>. Entrance $30 cash or check, $25 in advance.
Opening performance by Gina and Pat.
Feature artist Paul Rishell and Annie Raines
Dance immediately following the concert featuring the Moaners w Ian Walters. Food and beverages available.
For our out of town guests we recommend the College Park Holiday Inn, 1000 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740. (301) 345-6700
For advance sale discounts, send a check made out to Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation for events (Excludes Workshops) to:
4001 Carousel Way
Chesapeake Beach, MD. 20732
Tickets will also be sold at the Barbershop starting February 22, March 1, 8 from 1 to 5pm. Tickets may also be obtained at the door.
Events will be held at:
|Friday Party, Workshop, Jam, Gospel Brunch||Saturday night concert and dance|
|Archie’s Barbershop||University Of Maryland Golf Course|
|4701 Queensbury Rd.||Route 193|
|Riverdale Park, MD. 20737||College Park, MD. 20742|
Latest events for our
Friends of the Barbershop
Beloved Baltimore-Based Gospel,
Blues, Folk & Jazz Singer
8 PM ~ Friday, March 7th, 2014
Lea is a multi-award winning classically trained pianist, a blues, gospel, folk and jazz singer who has
appeared in over 45 musical and dramatic theater productions and performed around the world. Most recently, Lea traveled to Novosvibirsk, Siberia to share her voice and give workshops to enthralled audiences across Siberia. Lea has been the Guest Artist for The International School of Switzerland's celebration of Black History Month. In addition, Lea was invited by the US Embassy of France and the US State Department to tour France presenting lectures and concerts focusing on the history of African-American music, racial dialogue and human rights. Lea was one of the inaugural instructors for Song and Vocal Week at The Summers Schools at Glaisnock (Cumnock, Scotland), teaching Gospel and Blues Singing, Vocal Technique, and Gospel Choir. She has lectured and performed at the International School of Brussels and American School of Paris, as well has been a guest lecturer/scholar on Women and the Blues Scholar at the University of Mississippi. Lea performed the first ever Gospel concert at the Royal Chapel in Dreux, France during the International Gospel and Spirituals Festival in Chartre, France. Click HERE to listen to Lea's recent interview on the NPR program "Tell Me More."
As Lea said to on her Facebook Page: "Me and my incredible band; Eleanor Ellis. Willie Leebel and Mike Baytop from Archie's Blues Barbershop; Director of the Choral Arts Society Tom Hall and I doing a song together; a choir made up of social justice advocates and surprise guests (unexpected folks singing their hearts out!); our acoustic group Sangmele ( me, Walt Michael and Henry Reiff), Maria Broom dancing while I sing (dream)....I'm so excited!! This will be a night of GREAT music and serious fun!"
Caritas Society Fundraiser
Saturday March 8, 2014
Frances Scott Key Auditorium,
St John's College, Annapolis