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



Latest Events for AEBHF


Latest Events for "Friends of the Barbershop"




Latest Events for AEBHF



Open Mic Night at the Barbershop, Thursday July 10th, 7:30pm

Willie LeebelThe Archie Edwards Barbershop will be hosting an acoustic open mic hosted by Willie Leebel.

The event will be held (usually) 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.




Latest events for our
Friends of the Barbershop




A special Friday evening concert with Grant Dermody and Rick Franklin

Rick and Grant










"Hey Folks, we hope you can join us for a special Friday evening concert with Grant Dermody and Rick Franklin at our home at 8:00pm on August 15.  Suggested contribution $20 each, more or less, per person. 

It's not often that you get to sit in an intimate setting with two of the best acoustic musicians around.  We hope you can make it!  Please reserve a seat by emailing

Grant Dermody (DER-muh-dee) is a harmonica player, singer, songwriter, and teacher from Seattle, Washington. Described as “an understated harmonica virtuoso and a vocalist of subtlety and warmth” by Don McLeese of No Depression magazine, Grant is a highly versatile musician.  A lifelong student of the harmonica and acoustic blues, Grant’s latest release is the masterful Lay Down My Burden. The album’s 16 tracks hear him and a phenomenal lineup of 26 guest stars – including many of the blues’ elder statesmen — intertwining original songs and timeless covers, a set that displays his pioneering approach alongside of his commitment to the timeless traditions of the blues.

Grant’s musical travels have seen him playing with many of America’s most beloved acoustic musicians. In 2010, he embarked on a successful international tour with guitarist Eric Bibb. Previous explorations saw him performing in a trio with Orville Johnson and John Miller, live and on their 2006 release Deceiving Blues. In addition, Dermody has performed with blues legends Leon Bib, Honeyboy Edwards, Robert Lowery, Big Joe Duskin, John Dee Holeman, and Cephas & Wiggins. Guitar maestro Frank Fotusky is also a touring co-conspirator.

Rick's musical style of blues is known as the "Piedmont" style identified with such legendary players as Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller and William Moore along with players and friends like “Bowling Green” John Cephas, John Jackson, and Archie Edwards. Rick has taught guitar to youths and adults both nationally and internationally. He is personally committed to the preservation and diffusion of the Blues, especially amongst the young. Rick has been on the Euroblues Promotions Blues Week faculty, the Port Townsend Blues Week faculty, and the Augusta Heritage Center Blues Week faculty. He has been an Executive Board member of the DC Blues Society and helped organize and performed in the first annual DC Blues Festival. Rick also contributed to the DC Blues Society as a music critic for their monthly and quarterly publication.

In addition to solo performances and performances with “Harmonica” Phil Wiggins, Rick also performs in the area with the popular acoustic blues trio Franklin, Harpe, and Usilton and the more recently popular acoustic blues trio, Rick Franklin and His Delta Blues Boys. These groups perform blues and ragtime music and songs from the 1920s and 1930s in the Memphis, St. Louis guitar-duet and Piedmont style."


MS is BS 2014




























The MS is BS Fundraiser 2014 for
Multiple Sclerosis is scheduled!!
Saturday, August 09, 12:00-5:00pm...

Chili Cook Off and ♪♫♪ Blues Concert ♫♪♫

more details at

Music provided by:

Rick Franklin & His Delta Blues Boys

MSG Acoustic Blues Trio

Sheryl Sears Trio

The Barcroft Community House
800 S Buchanan St
Arlington, VA 22204