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Latest Events for AEBHF


Open Mic Night at the Barbershop, Thursday January 5, 2017

Jim GrovesThe Archie Edwards Barbershop will be hosting an acoustic open mic hosted by Jim Groves.

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.


















Gina DeSimone

Acoustic Blues Guitar Workshop
with Miles Spicer
Saturday January 7, 2017
11:15am to 12:45pm

Cost is $15
Preregister at

Happy New Year Piedmont Pickers,

If one of your resolutions was to improve your picking skills, we have something for you: a reminder that the next Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation (AEBHF) monthly acoustic guitar workshop will be on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Miles Spicer will teach “Love In Vain” in the key of A. Suggest participants arrive by 11:00 a.m. to register and tune.

This is what Miles said about the January workshop: “I'll be teaching Robert Johnson's "Love in Vain". Recorded references include Taj Mahal, Robert Jr. Lockwood or (Robert Lockwood Jr.) and Keb'Mo. This song has been recorded and performed a bunch but its ready recollection and basic progression make it a great tune to lead in jams. My approach will be to create a guitar part that supports a vocalist. We'll learn bass and chord structure and alternate places to play them on the neck. In the class we'll touch on finding your own key. We'll touch on ideas for solos. We'll also talk about singing it and leading this song in a jam setting.”

Also I would remind you that Miles will also be teaching the 4 February workshop and said: “In the February workshop I'll teach CC Rider. This song has had a long history. We'll go back to its acoustic roots. I play this in D where the melody is simple to play while keeping a bass going. This tune is very familiar and another great song to lead in jams. We'll explore singing and finding alternate places to play on the neck.”

Dropbox links 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, or by joining/liking the AEBHF Facebook page.



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Archie's Blues Barbershop Presents Arthur Migliazza in Concert
Friday January 20, 2017
Cost is $15

To reserve your seat email:

Award winning Blues and Boogie Woogie pianist Arthur Migliazza began playing the piano professionally at the age of 13. It was through his love of Blues music and his dedication to the piano that he came under the wing of such mentors/teachers as Henry Butler, Ann Rabson and Mr. B.

Arthur has been inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, was a finalist at the 2010 and 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, and in his 20+ years of performing has been privileged to play on some of the world’s greatest stages, including Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow as part of the sold out Kings of Boogie Tour, the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, as well as on National Public Radio in the US.

In 2014 he received the Best of the Blues Award for Best Keyboardist in Washington State and his latest album, Laying It Down, resided at #1 on the Roots Music Report charts for Washington State for the summer of 2014, and reached #20 on the national chart. Laying It Down also appeared on the GRAMMY Entry List for the 2015 Grammy award nominations.

As a star of the critically acclaimed Off Broadway show BOOGIE STOMP!, Arthur performed at the Elektra Theater in Times Square, NYC for three months in 2015. His first instructional book, considered by many to be a benchmark in blues and boogie Woogie piano instruction, is entitled How to Play Boogie Woogie Piano and is now available for purchase worldwide through publisher Hal Leonard.

Arthur currently resides in New York City.





Latest events for our
Friends of the Barbershop

Reasons for Coming to the Ukulele Jam at the Archie Edward Blues Barbershop:

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  • You have a ukulele but don’t know what to do with it
  • You want to play music that makes you smile
  • You need something to challenge your mind and keep it young
  • You like to have fun and play well with others
  • It’s just plain fun

Join us every 1st Sunday of the month playing music from many different genres

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Place: Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation 4701 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale MD 20737 Three blocks from the intersection of East-West Highway and Route 1 (Baltimore Ave).

Cost: Free (donations are accepted and encouraged)

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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. 


You can mail us donations or information to the following address:
The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation
P.O. Box 10124
Washington, D.C. 20018


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