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Latest Events for "Friends of the Barbershop"

 

 


Latest Events for AEBHF

 

Open Mic Night at the Barbershop, Thursday August 4th, 2016 Postponed

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austin Walkin' CaneAustin Walkin' Cane in Concert at the Barbershop
Friday September 16, 2016
8pm - Cost is $15

Reserve seating at: events@acousticblues.com

 

 

2015 Blues Music Award Nominee (Formerly W.C. Handy Awards) 
"Best New Artist Album"
 - One Heart Walkin'
Blues Foundation - Memphis, TN

"Austin Walkin' Cane arrives bearing not only a cool blues calling card but a commanding voice and fiery Delta chops."
The New Yorker

"If you like Muddy Waters, go see Austin Walkin Cane." Washington Post

Damn Fine Blues! Original & classic delta blues featuring slide guitar and soulful vocals.  A blues gumbo repertoire that can conjure up the ghosts of highway 61 & the delta blues experience.  Austin Walkin\' Cane is a blues singer, songwriter and slide guitarist that performs acoustic solo, duo & electric band sets. Austin Walkin’ Cane has toured Australia, Nepal, Colombia, France, Germany, England, Wales, and the US, from New Orleans, Louisiana to Juneau, Alaska with only a guitar & suitcase in hand.

Austin walked for ten years with a cane due to an arterial venous malformation at birth. While performing on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, a homeless man called out \"Hey Walkin\' Cane got some spare change for a brother?!\" Austin took the jibe as his nickname. In 1996, after years of battling the inevitable, his left leg was amputated below the knee. A year after the surgery, he returned to the music scene stronger & without need of a cane.

In 2002, Austin & Karen Starks were married at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee and began recording his 706 Union Ave. cd at the legendary studio immediately after the ceremony. \"The thought of getting married & recording in the same room where many of my heroes took their first steps was incredible.\" Austin Walkin\' Cane is proud to be sponsored by National Reso-Phonic Guitars, Ernie Ball Strings, Dr. Z Amplifiers & Rocky Mountain Slide Co.

AWC\'s 2008 cd, Murder of a Blues Singer, was inspired by an after hour diner conversation with blues legend Robert Jr. Lockwood. \"The stories were flowing like the grease off our plates\", subsequently the album is saturated in classic delta blues, as were the tales of Lockwood\'s stepfather, Robert Johnson. Mr. Lockwood had agreed to perform on the record, but fate had changed that path. The Walkin\' Cane Band captured the perfect \"live in the studio\\\" feeling that Austin & co-writer Chris Allen had envisioned for these songs. The band is a well oiled machine. Special guests on Murder of a Blues Singer include Colin Dussault, Eroc Sosinski and one of Cleveland\'s finest gospel groups, the Prayer Warriors.

In 2011, an acoustic cd, A World Of Blues, was released. The Allen/Charanghat original songs were recorded live at the Brothers Lounge as a testament to Walkin\' Cane living on the road. The album uses excerpts of Austin\'s world travels in addition to the show recorded in the heart of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame city.

During the summer of 2014, One Heart Walkin\' was recorded in two days at the historic G.A.R. Hallin Peninsula, OH.  Built in 1850, the former schoolhouse & Civil War Veteran\'s hangout, set the perfect mood for this album. Listening to Cane\'s most recent album is like being a passenger on the old Illinois Central Railroad. These “Damn Fine Blues”, take the listener from the south side of Chicago, through the deep south of the Mississippi Delta. You’ll stop in Memphis, Clarksdale & Bentonia, and ride to the end of the line of New Orleans, Louisiana.

All of the songs on One Heart Walkin\' were co-written with songwriter and grade school friend, Chris Allen. The album of Allen/Charanghat originals came to life with the help of legendary producer & bassist Don Dixon, harmonica extraordinaire Dave Morrison, Allen on acoustic guitar, Freddie Perez-Stable on drums & members of the Revolution Brass Band, bringing in the sound of New Orleans.

http://www.walkincane.com/

 

 

 

 

Austin Cane

Slide Guitar Workshop with Austin 'Walkin' Cane

Saturday September 17th, 2016 at 10:30am to 12:30pm
Cost for the workshop
only is $30.

If you attend both the workshop and concert cost is $40 for both

 

Reserve seating at events@acousticblues.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

28th Annual DC Blues Festival

 

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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