October 15th, 2012
Upcoming at 51 Main (Oct 17-20)
Blues Jam | Wednesday, October 17 | 8 – 10pm
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.
Verbal Onslaught | Thursday, October 18 | 9 – 11pm
Verbal Onslaught is Middlebury’s premier Spoken Word Open-Mic that brings an urban arts community vibe to the beautiful Green Mountains. Shy and Outspoken poets, Freestylers, Cypherers, Improvisers, good listeners, loud hand-clappers and finger-snappers, and all kinds of performing artists are more than welcome.
Friday, October 19
David Bain | 5 – 7pm
David Bain, who teaches creative writing at Middlebury, is a lifelong musician. His 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.
Young Alumni Reception | 9pm – 12am
Live music performed by The Doughboys: featuring Fred Lower, Cobey Gatos, Glenn Goodwin ’71, Daniel Scharstein (professor of computer science, Middlebury College), Carlos Velez (professor of psychology, Middlebury College).
Saturday, October 20
Mark Lavoie | 5 – 7pm
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.
The Big Mean Sound Machine | 9pm – 12am
Fusing elements of Afrobeat, 60s Garage Rock, 70s Funk, and Jamaican Dub rhythms, Big Mean Sound Machine cranks out the dirtiest, fattest, grooviest beats to keep you moving all night long.