October 22nd, 2012
Announcing New Hours | Upcoming (Oct 25-Nov 3)
Hours of Operation: 11:30am – Late, Tues – Sat
Lunch served: 11:30am – 3pm, Tues – Sat
Dinner served: 5 – 9pm, Tues & Wed; 5 – 10pm, Thurs – Sat
David Bain | Thursday, October 25 | 8 – 10pm
David Bain’s solo piano and singing draws from all aspects of American roots music, from Fats Waller to Muddy Waters to Ray Charles to Louis Jordan to Randy Newman to Jerry Lee Lewis. David’s musical tenure has included being the keyboardist for the legendary James Montgomery Blues Band, playing with Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Bill Colwell, Chicago Bob Nelson, and Tom Principato, and was the blue-eyed soul brother in a Roxbury R&B group.
Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble
Friday, October 26 | 9pm – 12am
The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble is Middlebury College’s swingin’ 17-piece big band. It features great musicians playing the music that’s been called America’s National Treasure. The band is directed by Dick Forman, who’s been part of the Vermont jazz scene for decades. The evening is sure to keep fingers snapping and toes tapping.
Phil Yates & the Affiliates
Saturday, October 27 | 9pm – 12am
A triple bill of musically interconnected acts! Phil Yates and the Affiliates headline the night with their eclectic blend of styles: with influences ranging from Elvis Costello and R.E.M. to Wilco and the Old 97′s. Phil Yates is “too folky for the rockers and too rocky for the folkers.” Raph and Karen of the Dirtminers will kick off the evening.
Vicki Hoefle “Duct Tape Parenting” Book Talk & Signing
Thursday, November 1 | 8 – 10pm
DON’T MISS THIS if you have kids! Get a babysitter, grab a light supper at 51 Main with friends beforehand, and take this opportunity to learn a new way to approach your parenting challenges. Vicki Hoefle, a veteran parent educator with over twenty years experience, has recently published Duct Tape Parenting: A Less is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible, & Resilient Kids. This handy, relationship-based guide gives parents a new perspective on what it means to be effective, engaged parents and to enable kids to develop confidence through solving their own problems.
The Raw Men Empire
Friday, November 2 │9pm – 12am
The Raw Men Empire is an acclaimed indie folk band based in Israel. Jokingly referring to their style as “Pop Dylan”, The Raw Men Empire has been compared to the likes of Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom, as well as anti-folk artist Jeffrey Lewis. Their live shows are always a happy and kicking event. Although they are mainly acoustic, they always manage to create a rocking experience thanks to their highly original arrangements and unique interaction with the audience.
Eight 02 | Saturday, November 3 | 9pm – 12am
Eight 02 is a post-Bop contemporary jazz fusion group with a particular knack for improvisational risk-taking. Eight 02 is a collaboration between founding members of Picture This and current members of critically acclaimed Kilimanjaro. Their sound has been described as a mix of contemporary jazz with a decidedly fresh fusion flavor.