News and Announcements
Due to the Covid-19 virus and in accord with government advisories and orders, Archie's Barbershop will be closed for all activities until further notice. Meanwhile, workshops and other activities may take place virtually via online platforms such as Zoom.
These are unprecedented waters we are navigating and we will be reevaluating the situation regularly. As soon as safely possible we will reopen.
We are funded almost entirely by donations. Our operating expenses (such as rent) continue even though we are closed. Please hit the Donate button at the bottom of this page to learn more and make a donation to help keep blues alive! Thank you.
Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation
4502 Hamilton Street
The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation is continuing our guitar workshops virtually, using the Zoom platform.
Zoom Guitar Workshop
with David Bird
Saturday, June 6, 12 noon
On Saturday, June 6, David Bird will hold a Zoom guitar workshop, teaching "Weeping Willow"
The class is capped at nine participants. A second session will be held on Sunday, June 7 if needed,. For more details and information about how to register, go to 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.