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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. 

Location:   4502 Hamilton Street

Hyattsville, Maryland  20781

 

Email:    info @acousticblues.com

Mailing Address:  AEBHF, P.O. Box 10124 

  Washington, DC 20018

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New Location:

Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation

(aka Archie's Barbershop)

4502 Hamilton Street

Hyattsville, MD 

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.

Upcoming Events

Annual Holiday Party, Saturday, December 7

Get in the holiday spirit at the 10th Annual Holiday Party at the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation. Join in -- or groove to -- the epic acoustic blues jam and enjoy the company of the Archie's Barbershop community. Bring food or beverages to share.  1-8 pm

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 workshop, 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. 

HERITAGE

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.  

SATURDAY JAMS

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.