The Archie's Blues Barbershop is located at
4701 Queensbury Road
Riverdale Park, MD 20737



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Latest Events for AEBHF



Open Mic Night at the Barbershop, Thursday August 6th, 2015

Willie LeebelThe Archie Edwards Barbershop will be hosting an acoustic open mic hosted by Michael Sevener

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.




Piedmont Picking Class with Gina DeSimone on Saturday August 8th, 2015 from 10:45 am until 12:45 pm

Miles SpicerThe Archie Edward Blues Heritage Foundation (AEBHF) conducted a series of 10 Piedmont style monthly guitar workshops between September 2014 and June 2015. Guitarist Gina DeSimone led three of those workshops and taught “Freight Train”, “Deep River Blues”, and “Black Rat Swing”. Since some of you missed those classes and others have asked for a review, Gina has offered to conduct a review/repeat of the three songs in a two-hour workshop that will be from 10:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. on Saturday morning, August 8. The workshop will cost $25 for those of you who have not previously attended any of her three workshops. If you have attended any of the three, you will receive a discount of $3 for the video portion of the workshop you previously attended. Gina will spend about 40 minutes on each song in the order listed above, so if you wish to schedule accordingly you may do so. It is suggested that participants arrive at 10:30 a.m. to register and tune guitars that Gina will have the full two hours for the workshop.

The overall goal of the series is to provide an overview of acoustic blues guitar with emphasis on the fingerpicked Piedmont style for both beginners and more experienced guitarists. Access to video clips of the workshop topics will be made available via email to all participants at the end of the workshop.

Each workshop will be held at the same location as the Saturday AEBHF blues jam: 4701 Queensbury Road, 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.


Evening Concert with
Ari Eisinger
October 24th, 2015
cost is $15
Archie Edwards Blues Barbershop
4701 Queensbury Road
Riverdale Park, MD
To Reserve a seat email:


Ari Eisinger is a guitarist and singer from Pennsylvania, most noted as a proponent of Piedmont blues guitar from the 1920s-1930s, and as a significant authority on the music of the Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Blake, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Boy Fuller, and Josh White amongst others.

"Contrary to the rumors, blues and ragtime guitarist Ari Eisinger has only 10 fingers. It just sounds as if he has more. His mission is to preserve the classic blues and ragtime tunes from the 1920s and 1930s." – The Plain Dealer

"He’s a fingerpicking guitar player par excellence who specializes in country blues and ragtime from the 1920s and 1930s... His playing is astoundingly complex and precise, obviously reverential yet filled with personal touches... A brilliant musician... he sounds like four people playing at once." – The Philadelphia Inquirer

Ari Eisinger is one of the most dazzling country blues and ragtime guitarists playing today. Listen to his astonishing performances of the music of Blind Blake and you will hear things no guitar player has managed to pull off since Blake himself disappeared in the early 1930s. The sportin’ right hand, the piano rhythms, the notes everybody else leaves out - they’re all there. “One of the finest fingerpickers I’ve heard anywhere,” “One of the top guitarists in the country,” “One of the finest interpreters of tradi-tional blues and ragtime” - these are just a few of the reactions from critics and fellow musicians to Ari’s remarkable way with the blues of the 1920s and ‘30s. Able to shift effortlessly from complex East Coast ragtime to the propulsive rhythm of the guitar evangelists to down-home Texas country blues, Ari is one of the most authentic musicians you are ever likely to encounter.






Country Blues Workshop on Blind Blake by Ari Eisinger,
Sunday October 25th, 2015 at 12pm to 2pm
At the Archie Edwards Blues Barbershop
4701 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park, MD
Cost for the workshop $45.
$40 If you attend the concert the night before

To reserve a spot at the workshop email and indicate you want to do the workshop.


The workshop will be an introduction to the playing of Blind Blake.  The emphasis will be on his slow blues in C and G.  We'll cover his basic right-hand technique, and some of his chord substitutions that enliven the basic 12-bar blues form.  The goal will be to introduce Blake's technique and patterns so people can get used to them, rather than teaching the tunes themselves.  Thus, the workshop will be a preparation for playing Blind Blake's tunes rather than a presentation of the tunes themselves.

Everyone should bring a guitar and, if possible, some kind of sound recording device.

This workshop is for Intermediate and Advance Students.






Summer 2015 Festivals



DC Blues Festival 2015














Latest events for our
Friends of the Barbershop



CGOTH Staff Blues Night Concert

8:00 - 9:45 PM

All Kinds of Blues Night Concert
The Red Rooster, Guy Davis, Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore, Harry Orlove, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, Joe Selly & Tim Porter, Walter Liniger,  Professor Louie,  Martin Grosswendt, Bob Lucas & Chris Westhoff

10 PM Juke Joint Dance
Bring your instruments and play along!

Alumni Hall Theater
McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland









Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S Center Street, Westminster, MD  21157
Click HERE for directions. Free parking.

Dates & Times

Saturday, July 11: 10 AM - 9 PM
Sunday, July 12: 10 AM - 6 PM