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News and Announcements

Acoustic Blues Jams

Saturdays, 1-3 pm EST

Outside in the Parking Lot

Weather Permitting

Weekly acoustic blues jams are now being held in the parking lot, from 1-3 pm, WEATHER PERMITTING.

Covid guidelines. Covid restrictions are changing. We will adhere to the latest guidelines.


Check the Facebook link at the bottom of this page on Fridays to see if the jam will take place the next day.


About the Jams.  We welcome an eclectic mix of acoustic instruments -- guitars and harmonicas, piano, fiddles and mandolins, “bones” and other hand percussion instruments, flutes and horns, upright bass, accordions, vocalists, as well as unusual instruments such as washtub bass and musical saws.  Listeners are welcome too!


To all of our friends and patrons:  We all recognize that this has been a difficult year but a contribution to " Archie's Barbershop" would be much appreciated so that we can continue our work to keep acoustic blues alive,   We are not going anywhere,  After a winter of virtual jams and open   mics, we are resuming outdoor jams during good weather and hope to resume open mics in the near future

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 for your support!

Location of "Archie's Barbershop"

Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation

4502 Hamilton Street

Hyattsville, Maryland


Upcoming Events

Acoustic Blues Jam

Saturdays, 1-3 pm  EST

Outside in the Parking Lot

Weather Permitting

Piedmont Guitar Workshop

with Mary Flower (Live Zoom)

Sunday,  June 20, 7-8:30 pm

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For more information about these

events, go to the Events/Calendar page

on this site.




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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.  

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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.