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The old-style barbershop with its artifacts and old-style atmosphere as well as the motley cast of musicians at the Saturday jams have been irresistible subjects for anyone with a camera.  On this page, we share a sampling of pictures and videos made by visitors to the Barbershop, including the work of  several professional photographers and videographers who have documented the Barbershop for various projects.  Other photographs are of performances
of ensembles drawn from Archie's Barbershop jam participants and special events such as concerts and workshops.

If you have photos or videos of the Barbershop Jams that you would like to
have considered for inclusion on this website, please email us at

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April 17, 2012 AFRH with Miles Spicer Miles Spicer performing at the Armed Forces Retirement Home. The usual crew helping out.
Blues Week ReunioJam 
Friday March 23rd through Sunday March 25th was our first "Blues Weekend" and Blues week reunion. Starting Friday night with the "Ice house" Jam at the Barbershop through Saturday Harmonica and Guitar Workshops and afternoon Jam and concert at the B&O Railroad Museum featuring Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton with Andy Cohen, M.S.G. The Acoustic Blues Trio and Gaye Adegbalola with Roddy Barnes. And ending with Ian Walters Dance Party. Sunday was our grand finale Gospel Brunch with Lea Gilmore.
AFRH Matt and Ian 
March 2012 at the Armed Forces Retirement Home with Ian Walters and Matt Kelly
AFRH Rick Franklin and the Delta Blues Boys 
Rick Franklin and the Delta Blues Boys featuring Phil Wiggins at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Feb 2012
AEBHF Holiday Party 2011 

2011 12 AEBHF Holiday Party
At the Archie Edwards Blues Barbershop

The silent auction went well and brought in about $1,300 along with other donations. Across the street, Sheryl Sears, David Oziel, and Howard Moss, braved the cold air to sing and play at the Riverdale Park Holiday Market. Earlier in the day we had a book signing on Photograph History of Riverdale Park and Eleanor Ellis closed out the Holiday Market around 6pm. What a fun day

3rd Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival 
2011 06 18 - The 3rd Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival -

Many of our Archie Edwards Friends and Family participated in the Blues Festival at all of the stages. Here are pictures from that day's event taken by DC Blues Society's own Jasz Web
Dr Feelgood 

2010 09 21 Dr Feelgood Concert at AFRH

Dr Feelgood, backed by Mike Gorham, David Oziel, David Jackson and Scott Chadwick

Blue Alibi Band  

2010 02 23 Blue Alibi Band at the AFRH

The Blue Alibi Band gave a kick butt first performance at the Armed Forces Retirement Home Tuesday evening. The band (stage left to stage right) is David Jackson -bass & vocals, Miles Spicer - drums & vocals; David Oziel - guitar & vocals, and Mike Gorham - guitar. Goldie, one of the residents, sat in playing harp. The crew included David Bird --board and drum abuse, Mike Beacom - recording, Kurt DeSoto - recording and Maureen Andary -- MC and guest vocals. Carl Aiyeola and Sheryl Sears came to support the band and ended up performing as well.

Bob Rychik Jam 
2009-9-27 Blues Jam
At Bob Rychlik Home in
Mt. Airy, MD
Sep 27, 2009

-- by Bob Rychlik
Paul Rishell and Annie Raines 

PAUL RISHELL and ANNIE RAINES in Concert -- Saturday, September 19; at Archie’s Barbershop, in Riverdale, Maryland

- Photos by Mike Beacom

Bangkok Blues Jam 

August 2009, Sunday Acoustic Jam at Bangkok Blues in Falls Church, VA. Sponsored by AEBHF and DCBlues Society - Photos by Mike Beacom

FSGW Concert 
May 31, 2009 FSGW Annual Folk Festival AEBHF played at the annual folk festival run by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. All pictures by Pat Casey




Phil Wiggins: The Key of Blues, December 2013 by Heather Renee McCown

Mr. Bones, recorded July 29, 1997 at a DC Blues Society picnic


Eleanor Ellis on YouTube playing "Sun's Gonna Shine One Day"

Rick Franklin and Mike Baytop "Searching for Frank" CD



WETA TV Blues Promo #1


WETA TV Blues Promo #2





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. 


You can mail us donations or information to the following address:
The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation
P.O. Box 10124
Washington, D.C. 20018


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