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Latest Events for AEBHF


Open Mic Night at the Barbershop, Thursday June 2, 2016

Placeholder imageThe 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.














The 36th Annual Washington Folk Festival will be held on Washington Folk FestivalSaturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, 2016. The festival runs from Noon to 7:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday at Glen Echo Park. Rain or Shine! The festival is FREE to the public.

The 36th Annual Washington Folk Festival showcases the diversity of traditional music in the Washington area. All musicians, storytellers, dancers, and craftspeople live in the the greater Washington metropolitan area and volunteer their talents to put on a first class festival of national renown. With performances representing cultures from around the world as well as around the country, it is your chance to find out what is going on in the folk communities of the area.


The Archie Barbershop Ensemble will perform on Sunday June 5th, 2016 at 5pm on the Crystal Pool Stage. Many of the individual members and groups will perform all over the place all weekend long.



Gina DeSimonePiedmont Picking workshop with Gina DeSimone
Saturday June 11, 2016
10:30 to 12:30pm
Cost is $15


Hello Piedmont Pickers,

This is a reminder that our next (and last) regular monthly Piedmont guitar workshop of this season will be on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Gina DeSimone will teach M&O Blues in the key of E. It is suggested that you arrive and get tuned by 10-10:15 a.m. so Gina can begin on time.

This is what Gina said about her upcoming workshop: “M&O Blues (key of E) was written by Willie Brown who is famously mentioned in Robert Johnson’s song "Crossroads." Willie Brown was mostly a sideman and only recorded 4 sides, one being M&O. A major feature of the song is the rhythm that emulates the rhythmic cadence of a train. Copying rhythms of cars, trains, horses or anything in nature was a common practice among early players. We'll learn this rhythm accompaniment to the vocals as well as the signature intro riff and lead break. There are several riffs and techniques in this song that can be used in many other songs”.

Video clips of the workshop techniques will be made available via a Dropbox link, which will be emailed to all participants following the workshop.

The 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. If you have questions or comments, please contact David Nagle at 410-507-8783.








Silver Spring Free Blues FestivalThe 8th Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival at Downtown Silver Spring.
The Free Silver Spring Blues Festival is Saturday, June 18, 2016, from 10 am to 9 pm.

The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation is sponsoring the Acoustic Stage from 10am to 3pm

MARKET STAGE - Silver Spring Library (Acoustic)

10 AM - Lil' Bit of Blues featuring Warner Williams

11 AM - Eleanor Ellis

12 PM - Chris Yakopcic

  1 PM - Conjure Woman

  2 PM - Archie Edwards Blues Ensemble



FOUNTAIN STAGE - Ellsworth Drive

3 PM - School of Rock doin' the Blues

4 PM - Built 4 Comfort

  5 PM - Full Power Blues

  6 PM - Shirleta Settles

  7 PM - The Mike Wescott Band featuring Tommy Lepson

  8 PM - The Silver Spring Blues All-Stars featuringDaryl DavisDeletta GillespiePatty Reese, Keith Grimes, Johnny Castle, Mark Stutso, and Chris Watling

Subject to Change






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

Date: May 1, 2016 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)

For more information send an email to





23rd Annual Tinner Hill Blues Festival, Friday June 10 - Sun June 12, 2016


The Tinner Hill Blues Festival is the only three-day event in Falls Church. There are all kinds of blues for all ages, all weekend, all over town!  The 23nd Annual Blues Festival is  June 10-12. Check back frequently for more information about the 2016 Blues Festival!





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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