News and Announcements
Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation
(aka Archie's Barbershop)
4502 Hamilton Street
Weekly Acoustic Blues Jams
Join us Saturday afternoons for weekly acoustic blues jams at Archie's Barbershop on Saturdays, 1-5 pm. All skill levels welcome.
Fundraising Drive Underway
We are funded almost entirely by donations. Hit the Donate button at the bottom of this page to learn more and make a donation to help keep blues alive! Thank you.
Acoustic Guitar Workshops with Gina DeSimone
In these class sessions, participants will increase fingerpicking skills, learn at least one song per class, and learn to play up the neck. Remaining class dates are: Nov.14, Nov. 26, Dec.12.
Monthly Guitar Workshops Resume
The series will provide an overview of acoustic blues guitar, with emphasis on Piedment fingerpicking, for both beginners and esperienced guitarists. The first two sessions -- December 14 and January 4, wil be taught by David Bird.
For more information about the workshops, see the Events/Calendar page.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation is keeping acoustic blues traditions alive. Through weekly Saturday jams, performances, workshops, exhibits, and lectures, AEBHF carries on the educational mission of celebrated Piedmont blues artist Archie Edwards.
Archie Edwards (1918-1998) was a barber, teacher, storyteller, and master of the Piedmont style of blues guitar. “Archie’s Barbershop” in Northeast Washington, DC, was a gathering place where generations of musicians and friends came to listen to and learn the music.
Continuing a tradition that began more than 50 years ago by Archie Edwards at his barbershop, AEBHF hosts an acoustic blues jam every Saturday afternoon. Musicians of all skill levels are welcome, and many music lovers stop by just to listen.