March 19th, 2012
Upcoming @ 51 Main (March 20-31)
Tuesday Talks, Tuesday, March 20, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
The Middlebury Chapter of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility invites all to its monthly event, Tuesday Talks, held the third Tuesday of every month at 51 Main. Tuesday Talks will feature a brief presentation in the form of a TED talk, Ignite talk, or presentation by a local business, all centered around what it means to run a ethical, successful business. The rest of the hour will be dedicated to socializing with drink specials and free appetizers. All are welcome (you do not need to be a member of VBSR). Questions? contact Colin Davis at colind[at]good-point[dot]net or 802-989-0895.
Green Drinks: Green Vacations, Green Retreats, Wednesday, March 21, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
GreenDrinks.org is a global movement aimed at connecting people informally in cities throughout the world for the purpose of brainstorming and networking on green topics in a relaxed, relatively unstructured setting. Middlebury’s version of Green Drinks meets the third Wednesday of each month at 51 Main and features door prizes, free snacks, drink discounts and themes. This month’s theme: green vacations, green retreats.
Blues Jam, Wednesday, March 21, 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Join us every 3rd Wednesday for Blues Jam! Dennis Willmott from Left Eye Jump will provide lead guitar, bass, and drums and these guys will back you up or take a break and let you play. All musicians and blues fans are welcome! Everyone will get a chance to play.
All jazz musicians and listeners welcome. Less experienced jazz musicians are encouraged to work on specific standards before calling one on stage.
Left Eye Jump, Friday, March 23, 10:00 pm – 12:00 am
The Left Eye Jump Band of Burlington, VT. serves up blues music with the authentic sounds of Chicago, Texas, New Orleans, California, and the Delta of the 1940′s, 50′s, and 60′s. From gritty and haunting Delta slide guitar journeys to T-Bone Walker inspired jump-swing romps, this band delivers on the promise that the Blues speak to the very core of all people, and are at the root of all modern music.
Mark Lavoie, Saturday, March 24, 10:00 pm – 12:00 am
For more than 30 years Mark Lavoie has been performing for crowds both large and small. His passion for and commitment to music, particularly blues harmonica, is admired by the many musicians who have played with him. Mark enjoys spreading the word about harmonica music and is an active member of national groups working to preserve and promote the harmonica as an accessible, inexpensive instrument.
Vermont Book Shop Book Discussion, Tuesday, March 27, 7:00 pm
Join the Vermont Book Shop at 51 Main for a discussion of “The Memory Palace” by Mira Bartok. Pick up the book for 20% off at the VBS website or at its brick-and-mortar location on Main St. in Middlebury. Whether or not you have read the book yet, we welcome your participation.
Dayve Huckett, Thursday, March 29, 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Dayve Huckett’s repertoire spans from Zappa to the Beatles and from Sting to Tommy Emmanuel, as well as his own original music on classical, steel string, and electric guitars.
Bob Gagnon Trio, Friday, March 30, 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
Vermont-born jazz guitarist Bob Gagnon began studying guitar in 1971 under the guidance of his father, guitarist Joe Gagnon. Bob grew up hearing and learning songs from the American songbook and went on to study jazz guitar and composition at Ithaca College. Bob returned to Vermont in 1987 to form the first version of the Bob Gagnon Trio. Since then, Bob has studied with Howard Alden and has added Django Reinhardt to his list of influences, which includes Barney Kessel and Bucky Pizzarelli. The current line-up of The Bob Gagnon Trio includes Nick Warner on bass and Bob Levinson on drums, who together add an element of funk to Bob’s traditional jazz approach.
Mad Jack, Saturday, March 31, 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
Mad Jack is a band of musicians from Ticonderoga, NY who been together for close to 10 years and have played in the Northern New York and Albany area. They play a variety of music including Jazz, Rock, folk Rock, Pop, Funk, and several original compositions. The band features Chris Lapointe (acoustic and electric guitar, sax, flute and vocals), Ken MacAlpine (guitar, bass guitar, vocals), Jim Gabler (guitar, guitar synthesizer, bass, and vocals), and Rob Lanoue (acoustic and digital drums).
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