Monday, November 19• 7:30 PM

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church
10701 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville, MD

Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation CD Release
w/ Freebo opening

The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization, is keeping East coast acoustic folk blues alive. Archie Edwards grew up in rural Franklin County, VA where he learned to play the guitar from his father. After serving in the Army during World War II, he moved to Washington, DC where he eventually opened the Alpha Tonsorial Barbershop in 1959, which soon became a meeting place for local and national musicians. Archie's Barbershop, located in NE Washington, DC, functions as a museum, music hall and educational facility. Tonight, we recognize and celebrate. the importance of this institution as one of our own traditions. Be sure to pick up the new CD featuring local blues musicians to raise funds for the Foundation.
Tonight's musicians include Mike Baytop, Eleanor Ellis, MSG and maybe a few surprise guests will sit in!
Mike Baytop is founding president of the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, a student of Archie Edwards and has performed in the Washington DC area for many years. His new cd with Rick Franklin Searching For Frank was recently featured in Living Blues Magazine.
Eleanor Ellis, also a founding member of the Archie Edwards Blue Heritage Foundation ,is a veteran performer who has also just released a CD Comin' A Time. It was been chosen as a Pick-to-Click on XM radio's Bluesville and is recieving regular airtime.
M.S.G. - The Acoustic Blues Trio can raise the roof with some old fashioned house party tunes and then make you weep with its blues ballads. They are: Jackie Merritt, from Norfolk, VA, (harmonica, vocals & percussion); guitarist Miles Spicer from Washington, DC, who demonstrates the distinctive technique of the Piedmont style in his playing; and vocalist Resa Gibbs from Virginia Beach, VA, known for her silky, soulful and heartfelt sound. Snakehead Run (Papa Denny, Bro Mark, Son Bunch) - Plays an infectious, driving variety of old-time acoustic blues that often has audiences on their feet whooping and dancing.

From bass player/band member with luminaries like Bonnie Raitt, John Mayall and Ringo Starr, Freebo has achieved status and respect in a creative and highly competitive field. Not satisfied with simply resting on his laurels, Freebo has continued to push his creative envelope, and has evolved into an award winning singer/songwriter of whom The Philadelphia Inquirer said, “Freebo’s stepping into a new role of singer/songwriter suits him well.” His live performances, mainly on acoustic guitar, take you on a musical and lyrical ride, creating an intimate unity with his audience.

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