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David Bain, who teaches creative writing at Middlebury, is a lifelong musician. During and after college, he was the first keyboardist for the legendary James Montgomery Blues Band, gigged 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. For more than 10 years he soloed in a New York cafe while getting a publishing and writing career underway. Locally, he has played and recorded with a number of county groups. 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.