String Theory

String Theory


String Theory is a an acoustic jam duo that covers a wide variety of classic rock and popular songs. We rely on a variety of guests musicians and improvisational skills to keep our performances dynamic and exciting!


String Theory evolved from jam sessions happening at firepits and private parties throughout Southwest Michigan. Our goal is bring the magic and energy of these firepit jam sessions to your event.

To accomplish this we utilize a large group of diverse guest musicians playing a variety of instruments. We also perform our songs with loose arrangements and open spaces for jams. Often we arrange a song differently while in the middle of playing it. The combination of guest musicians and loose arrangements keeps our music fresh and gives it an excitement that can't be rehearsed.

Our audiences respond to this enthusiastically.

We do a variety of traditional jam band material but often branch out into other genres including country, folk, bluegrass, alternative rock, oldies, and current hits. This variety keeps the music fresh for us and appeals to a wide range of ages and social groups.

Here is what one of our clients, CarolAnne Giustina, who was the event planner for the Jeep King of The Mountain 2005 World Series of Mountain Biking had to say, "I want to tell you how much we enjoyed your music performance for our event in Grand Rapids. Just as I had hoped, it was the perfect blend for our varied guest list. "


String Theory has several live recordings that we make available to our fans at our live events.

Set List

We perform a wide variety of cover material in an acoustic jam band format. Our set lists focuses on classic rock and jam band music but also includes country, folk, bluegrass, alternative rock, oldies, and current hits.

Tim and John prefer to alternate lead vocal duties and back each other up with vocal harmonies. We have a high quality sound system that delivers prisitine sound so our audience can appreciate the nuances of our highly prized instruments and vocal effects.

Our sets typically last from 45-90 minutes but often extend even longer. At our events it is not unusual for us to play 5-6 hours or more with a few short breaks.

Songs we play include:

All Along the Watchtower
Angel From Montgomery
Bad Moon Rising
Before You Accuse Me
Call Me The Breeze
Dead Flowers
Dirty Life and Times
Don't Pass Me By
For What's It's Worth
Franklin's Tower
Goin Down The Road Feelin Bad
Good Thing
Hard Times
Heavy Metal Drummer
Horse with No Name