The Archie's Blues Barbershop is located at
4701 Queensbury Road
Riverdale Park, MD
Latest Events for AEBHF
- Pickin' Practice is on back on Saturday afternoon at 12 noon.
- In concert with Maria Woodford Friday November 8, 2013 at 8pm
- Annual Holiday Party set for Saturday December 7th, 2013 from 1pm to 5pm
Latest Events for our "Friends of the Barbershop"
- College Park Blues Festival Presented by the DC Blues Society, Saturday November 2, 2013
- Kelley Hunt House Concert at the Glassie Home Saturday November 9, 2013 at 8pm
- Erin Harpe & Jim Countryman at Hot Sauce House Concerts Friday, November 29th, 2013 6:30 p.m.
Latest Events for AEBHF
We're back on with Gina DeSimone for Picking Practice at 12 noon on Saturdays. Cost for the workshops is $5. If you are a flat picker or just learning, come on out to learn and jam after with the regular Barbershop crew.
Friday November 8, 2013 at 8pm
Cost for the concert is $15
Maria Woodford is a lifelong musician and songwriter who has seen the world from the most prestigious of stages and the smallest of seedy back room venues. Throughout her years of playing the streets with an open guitar case to her more recent experience as a semi-finalist in the International Blues Challenge (IBC), Woodford’s sultry vocals, throaty growl, and disarmingly honest approach to songwriting has earned her many honors and awards including: second round-finalist for best self produced blues album of the year (IBC 2012), The B.E.A.M. grant for independent music (2001) and Best Independent Album of the Year (NJ Press- 2002). Woodford has traveled from coast to coast and beyond with her music. Maria was published as a contributing author in the textbook, "Music in Elementary Education" by Trollinger and Flhor (Prentice Hall Publishing) in 2009. In 2011 Maria was nominated for the "Growing Up Artfully" award for her contributions to the children of inner city Allentown, PA. Maria Woodford released her 4th full length CD on AUGUST 26 after a sneak preview mini-opening at Augusta Heritage Blues Week in July 2012. "Bad Dog Blues" features the great Phil Wiggins and many of the blues worlds most up and coming musicians.
VOCAL WORKSHOP WITH MARIA WOODFORD
Saturday November 9, 2013 at 1000am to 12:00pm
Cost for the workshop is $30
Register for the workshop email: email@example.com
Mark December 7th, on your calendar for a great party at Archie's Barbershop, with food, beverages, a silent auction.
If you like, please bring food or beverages to share.
Last year's Silent Auction at our Holiday Party was a big fundraising success, so we're going to do it again...and we need YOUR help!
DONATE ITEMS OR SERVICES: Please scour your closets, bookshelves, CD racks, cabinets, and all the nooks and crannies in your home for items you no longer need or want but might find a happy new home. Or, you can donate a service such as baking a cake, giving a music lesson, changing guitar strings, or providing a computer tutorial. Need some ideas for what to donate? Books, CDs, toys, pottery, jewelry, art, posters, musical instruments, tools, camping gear...anything goes!
DROP OFF: You can drop off donations at the Barbershop any Saturday until December 1st, and we will post them on our website for online items. If you have items but can't make it to the shop on an upcoming Saturday please get in touch with Willie Leebel at 410-257-6999) to make some other arrangement.
Note: Items can be donated up to the last minute on December 7, but items received after December 6th, will not be posted on our website for online bidding.
BIDDING: You can bid on items in advance online until 5 pm December 6th, and at the Holiday Party on December 7. Bidding will close at 4 pm.
As you know, the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit organization and depends on its friends for financial support. So donate and bid on the auction -- and please consider making an end--of-year cash or check donation too!
You can also see the items for auction by clicking this link
Latest events for our
Friends of the Barbershop
Reserve your space at the concert by emailing:
We are delighted to host a concert at our house on Saturday, November 9, 2011 at 8:00pm featuring the incomparable Kelley Hunt! We met Kelley at Blues Week at the Augusta Heritage Center, and we know that you will be blown away by her powerful voice and keyboards; gospel/blues/roots with a twist! Kelley also contributed a fabulous cut called "the Next Step" on the Songs of Peace and Forgiveness CD that we produced a few years ago as a benefit for Archie's Barbershop. This particular show will be very special for another reason. As Kelley prepares to record her 6th release she's intentionally "road testing" a body of brand new material on this solo tour in advance of deciding what she wants to take into the sessions. Our audience will be among the first anywhere to hear some of these songs - performed as they were written on keyboard or guitar - before they get arranged for more elaborate instrumentation. And I know she values highly what a great DC audience thinks!
Please sign up to attend, as space is limited, by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested donation is $20 each. We are located at 6622 Broad Street, Bethesda, Md 20816. Here is some more information about Kelley, and you can check out her website.
KELLEY HUNT is a Roots R&B/Americana singer/songwriter/piano player/guitarist. She makes music with its righteous roots intact that also crosses boundaries, has an open-minded, exploratory attitude and takes on social and political issues. Together with a commanding, passionate stage presence and superior vocal, keyboard and songwriting skills she has earned the respect of critics and fans across North America and Europe.
A veteran of over 1500 North American and international live performances, appearances on some of the most exclusive blues and pan-genre music festival stages, 6 appearances on “A Prairie Home Companion” and indie cred built over 5 international releases and over 150,000 indie units sold, Kelley has a firmly established artistic identity. "...a superb live performer, immediately drawing you to the power of her music and her voice... " -ELMORE, "...Hunt delivers her socially charged lyrics with a voice that's part powerful gospel yearning and part bawdy soul shouter..." -THE ONION Denver, CO, "****1/2 Stylish and gets better as every second passes...and not one single second of it is wasted..." - MAVERICK, "...Hunt's vocals and captivating piano playing work together to lift each composition to gravity-defying heights. With each new release - this is her fifth - Hunt's velvet-smooth voice is further defined." "This is a superb production with the subtle colors Hunt is famous for..." - BLUES REVUE, "Kansas City roots singer Kelley Hunt is equally impressive as soulful, throaty vocalist and an aggressive, gospelly pianist. She showcases her songwriting prowess on the nicely nuanced 'GRAVITY LOVES YOU'” - MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE, "Stellar singing, songwriting and monstrous boogie-woogie piano chops." - PORTLAND OREGONIAN, “One of the best songwriters in the genre.” SEATTLE TIMES.
Check out some of her tunes: http://kelleyhunt.com/audio.html
Friday, November 29th, 2013 6:30 p.m.
Erin Harpe & Jim Countryman
Hot Sauce House Concerts
17607 W. Willard Rd., Poolesville, 20837 MD
Please RSVP to: email@example.com
Suggested Donation: $20.00
Light supper provided starting at 6:30 pm, with concert at 7:30. BOYB
Erin Harpe & Jim Countryman:
Hailed as “an authentic blues chanteuse,” Erin Harpe has earned a reputation for her raw delta blues style and “total, selfless and compelling immersion in the music.” Erin is an accomplished finger-picking acoustic guitarist, performing originals as well as classics by everyone from Tommy Johnson to Memphis Minnie with her husband Jim Countryman on ukelele bass. Recognized along with Bonnie Raitt, Rory Block, and Susan Tedeschi in The Alternate Root magazine's “30 Women Burning Up the...
About Our Series:
Kay and Jack Douglas invite you to enjoy live music in our living room.
Hot Sauce House Concerts presents talented musicians in an intimate, relaxed setting. These concerts are intended to support the musicians and the community, not us. All the money we collect goes to the performers. While these concerts are officially by invitation only (for legal reasons), we love to hear from new people who are interested in attending. Just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seating is limited to thirty guests, so RSVP early to make sure to get a seat. If you have to cancel, please let us know as there may be a waiting list.
Please note that we have several cats, so if you’re allergic, you might want to take antihistamines or leave your nose at home.
Why do we host house concerts? To be honest, for purely selfish reasons. Jack and I have spent many days traveling to hear our favorite kinds of music. Finally the penny dropped, and we realized the best place of all would be in our very own home. Not only do we get to hear great music, but we get a chance to chat with the musicians, mingle with old friends, and make new ones.