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Virtual Activities

During the COVID-19 Pandemic the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation is still keeping East coast acoustic blues alive. This winter, we are making Zoom our temporary platform with the incorporation of some temporary changes to accommodate all participants.

 

Virtual Open Mic

Thursdays 7-9 pm EST

Dates:

January 28
February 11, February 25 
March 11,  March 25

Archie's Barbershop will host an acoustic virtual open mic on Thursdays, from 7-9pm, on the dates shown above. Any music style is acceptable as long as it is acoustic.  Backing tracks must also be acoustic. Check back on the AEBHF Facebook page (link at the bottom of this page) the day before the event for details and the Zoom log in to join.

Virtual Acoustic Blues Jams

Saturdays, 1-3 pm EST

Dates:

January 23

February 6,  February 20

March 6, March 20

All are welcome to play or watch in the jam, which is acoustic blues only.    Backing tracks, if used, must also be acoustic.  Check back on the AEBHF Facebook page (link at the bottom of this web page) the day before the event for details and the Zoom log in to join.

 

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.

 

Since the Zoom platform has technical constraints and latency, only one musician’s microphone can be active/live at a time. This poses a challenge for those who need musical accompaniment, so for now they may use pre-recorded backing tracks as long as they follow the guidelines we have set out.

 

For more details about the virtual jams, guidelines regarding the use of backing tracks, and the Zoom links for participating, click on the Facebook page link at the bottom of this page.

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Fundraising

To all of our friends and patrons:  We all recoginize 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.  We are planning several new virtual activities and will be up and running in our Hyattsville location as soon as it is safe to resume group activity.

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

New Virtual Activities Planned

 

Archie's Barbershop is planning new virtual activities during the colder weather using online tools such as Zoom, Facebook, and Youtube.  Check back for information about upcoming jams, workshops, and concerts. 

Virtual Open Mic

Thursdays, 7-9 pm EST

January 28

February 11, February 25

March 11, March 25

Virtual Acoustic Blues Jam

Saturdays, 1-3 pm  EST

January 23

February 6,  February 20

March 6, March 20

Zoom/Online Guitar Workshops

 

The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation is continuing our guitar workshops virtually, using the Zoom (or other online) platform.  Check back for information about  future workshops.

 

 

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.     

WHO WE ARE
FIND US

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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