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Latest Events for AEBHF

 

Open Mic Night at the Barbershop, Thursday Decmber 1, 2016

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 Gina DeSimone
Saturday December 3, 2016
10:00am to 12:45pm

Cost is $15
Preregister at events@acousticblues.com

Dear Fans of Piedmont and County Blues,

This Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 to 11 a.m., the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation (AEBHF) is offering the fourth and final workshop of a four-part series taught by Gina DeSimone. This series is aimed at teaching the guitar basics and fundamentals of picking country blues. It is suggested that participants arrive by 9:45 a.m. to register and get tuned.

Each 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.

The Second workhop that starts at 11:15 is as follows:

This Saturday, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation (AEBHF) will host an acoustic guitar workshop taught by Gina DeSimone. She will teach “Rocks and Gravel” in the key of E. Suggest participants arrive by 11:00 a.m. to register and tune.

This is what Gina said about the workshop: “There are versions of this song by many artists including our own John Jackson that you can find on the internet. As with all songs each person puts his own twist on the song. This version most closely resembles Mance Lipscomb's version. I learned it from Steve James who comes through town occasionally and who you should really try to see or take a class from if you get the chance. It features a "stutter step" on the bass followed by a more rolling bass line than the usual alternating thumb style. While your thumb is busy doing that, your left hand is doing a lot of hammer-ons. There is an E riff on the 3rd fret in the "D7" shape that will give you an idea how to use this shape for improvising, and a riff on the 7th fret that may also give you ideas. I like the song because it keeps all my fingers moving! It's fun and challenging!”

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 acousticblues.com, or by joining/liking the AEBHF Facebook page. If you have questions or comments, please contact David Nagle at 410-507-8783.

 

 

 

 

7th Annual Holiday Party

Saturday December 3rd, 2016
1:00pm to 5:00pm
at the Barbershop 4701 Queensbury Road, Riverdale, MD

 

Mark December 3rd on your calendar for a great party at Archie's Barbershop, with food, beverages, and a silent auction.

If you like, please bring food or beverages to share.
Especially Chili.

SILENT AUCTION 
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 anything goes!

DROP OFF: You can drop off donations at the Barbershop any Saturday until December 1st at the Open Mic, 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 1, but items received after December 2, will not be posted on our website for Online bidding. 

BIDDING: You can bid on items in advance Online until 5 pm December 3 and at the Holiday Party on December 3. Bidding will close at 4 pm.

Click here to see the current list of items for bidding.

 


Latest events for our
Friends of the Barbershop


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

Tenor Uke

  • 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)

For more information send an email to UkeJamatArchieEdwards@gmail.com

 

 

WHO WE ARE

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. 

GET IN TOUCH

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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