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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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News and Announcements

 

Coronavirus Statement

March 19, 2020

There have been numerous developments this week regarding social distancing and the Covid19 virus. Bars, restaurants small meetings have all been restricted by Maryland Governor Hogan. I think we all expect more to come.  It is in the best interest of our Friends of the Barbershop (FOBs) to follow the intent of the governor and help to keep everyone safe and free of the virus. The Barbershop will be CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FOR ALL ACTIVITIES.

Cancelled are:

  •        All spring concerts

  •        Saturday jam

  •        Open mics

  •        Swing jam

  •        Youth jam

  •        Ukulele jam

  •        Workshops

These are unprecedented waters we are navigating and we will be reevaluating the situation regularly. As soon as safely possible we will reopen. 

 

Location

Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation

4502 Hamilton Street

Hyattsville, Maryland

Fundraising

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

 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Archie's Barbershop will be closed for all activities until further notice. 

 

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.