String Theory

Why book String Theory?

String Theory is an acoustic duo performing throughout Michigan and Northern Indiana. The duo is great for quiet venues or smaller gatherings.

Super String Theory adds drums and guitar. They rock out and will definitely get your guests moving on the dance floor.

String Theory uses improvisation and guest musicians to deliver a performance that is always fresh and exciting. Their extensive repertoire of covers songs and originals can be tailored to meet the needs of almost any event.

From a noisy bar room to a quiet dinner receptions, String Theory can entertain your guests with their unique style and musicianship.



Perfect blend for our varied guest list

We really enjoyed their music performance for our event in Grand Rapids! Just as I had hoped, it was the perfect blend for our varied guest list.

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Anne K.
Organization: AHA HeartWalk
Event: Corporate Event in Grand Rapids, MI
Event Date: Oct 15, 2011
Hired As: Cover Band, 1960s Era Entertainment, 1970s Era Entertainment, 1980s Era Entertainment, 1990s Era Entertainment, Acoustic Band, Classic Rock Band

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 300 minutes
  • Fee: $250-1500
  • Languages: English


There is something that happens when you are doing an improvisational jam and everything goes right. When you start making music that has never been heard before and will never be played again.

There is all of the sudden this rush and you realize that your not even playing the music anymore, the music is playing you.

Additional Booking Notes

Non-Alcohol Refreshments (Soda or Water)
1 110V Outlet for String Theory
1 dedicated 110V Outlet for Super String Theory

Past Booked Events

05/24/07 Super String Theory @ Founder's Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI
05/02/07 Super String Theory @ Billy's In Eastown (Grand Rapids), MI
05/01/07 Cheer's Good Time Saloon in Grand Rapids, MI
04/27/07 Open Jam @ Lena Lou's in Ada, MI
04/20/07 Open Jam @ Lena Lou's in Ada, MI
04/13/07 Super String Theory @ E3 Bistro in Grandville, MI

String Theory

String Theory is an acoustic jam duo that plays a variety of music centered around jam bands and classic rock. They use a combination of guests musicians and improvisation to deliver an exciting and unique performance.

Super String Theory is the String Theory duo plus a fantastic drummer and electric lead guitar and/or keyboard players. While String Theory is an acoustic duo that is great for small intimate gatherings, Super String Theory rocks out and will definitely get your guests moving on the dance floor. They play much the same music but with a lot more energy and excitement!

Super String Theory is a perfect fit for larger gatherings and parties where you want your guests dancing but still want something other than a typical wedding/variety band. Simply put, Super String Theory jams.

Their extensive repertoire of covers songs and originals can be tailored to meet the needs of almost any event.

From a noisy bar room to a quiet dinner receptions, String Theory can entertain your guests with their unique style and excellent musicianship. Their varied song list has something to offer for fans of all ages.

Tim Freewind - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals
John Wenger - Electric Bass, Mandolin and Vocals
Various Guests – Electric Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Acoustic Lead Guitar, Banjo, Percussion, Dobro, Fiddle, etc.
Kevin Grant - Drums (ask for Super String Theory)

• Imperial Ballroom, Amway Grand Hotel
• Val-du Lakes
• Strand Theatre
• E3 Bistro
• Teazers Bar and Grille
• Bonneyville Mills
• Century Post Pub
• Larkin's Restaurant
• Rocky's Bar and Grill
• The Radio Tavern
• Cheer's Good Time Saloon
• The Tie Dye Festival

COMMENTS: "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." CarolAnne Giustina - On Course Events Event Coordinator for the Jeep King of the Mountain World Series of Mountain Biking

BIOGRAPHY: String Theory started playing together in early 2002. They evolved from jam sessions happening at fire pits and private parties throughout Southwest Michigan. Their mission is to bring the magic and energy of these fire pit jam sessions to your event. To accomplish this they use guest musicians playing a variety of instruments. They also perform songs with loose arrangements and open spaces for jams, often arranging a song while in the middle of a performance. The combination of guest musicians and improvisation keeps their music fresh and gives it an excitement that can't be rehearsed.

Both Tim and John have been performing music locally for over 25 years. John has played bass and toured the Midwest with bands such as Mass Quantities, Dream N 3D, and The Detours. He has also put in a lot of time mixing sound for local bands and operating his home recording studio where he has recorded dozens of local singer songwriters. Tim has taken the stage at the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts and has played with many of the areas finest acoustic artists.

String Theory is gathering original material for a studio recording.

EQUIPMENT: String Theory is proud of their highly prized vintage instruments. John plays a 1967 Fender Electric Jazz Bass and a 1970 Harmony F-70 Acoustic/Electric Mandolin. Tim plays a 1975 Martin with a built in pickup and microphone system. For sound reinforcement, they utilize quality microphones, a digital mixer and a JBL Eon self-powered speaker system. (Use of a house PA system is acceptable.)

The team providing the talent:

John Wenger

Bass, Mandolin, Vocals

Kevin Grant


Tim Freewind

Acoustic Guitar, Vocals


Electric Guitar, Keyboards

Set List

Changes All the Time...

After The Gold Rush - Neil Young
After Midnight - JJ Cale (covered by Eric Clapton)
All Along the Watchtower - Bob Dylan
Angel From Montgomery - John Prine
Back On The Train - Phish
Bad Moon Rising - Creedance Clearwater Revival
Before You Accuse Me - E. McDaniels (Clapton, CCR)
Bertha - Grateful Dead
Blue On Black - Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Counting Crows)
Bottomless Lake - John Prine
Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
Breeze, The - JJ Cale (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Can't You See - Allman Brothers
Country Roads - John Denver
Dead Flowers - Rolling Stones
Dirty Life and Times - Warren Zevon
Don't Pass Me By - Beatles
Drift Away - Dobie Gray (Rod Stewart, Uncle Kracker)
Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
Everything Is Broken - Bob Dylan (John Mayer, Kenny Wayne Sheperd)
Farmhouse - Phish
Fields of Gold - Sting
Folsum Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
For What's It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
Forty Days and Forty Nights - Donna The Buffalo
Franklin's Tower - Grateful Dead
Fred Bear - Ted Nugent
Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman
Goin' Down The Road Feelin Bad - Grateful Dead
Good Thing, A - Fine Young Cannibals
Hard Times - Ray Charles
Heavy Metal Drummer - Wilco
Helpless - Neil Young
Hey, Hey, What Can I Do? - Led Zeppelin
Horse with No Name - America
I Don't Want To Fight - Tom Petty
If You Only Could - Donna The Buffalo
I'm Looking Through You - Beatles
Imagine - John Lennon
In My Own Mind - Lyle Lovett
In The Jail House Now - Jimmie Rodgers (Johnny Cash, Jerry Garcia, Soggy Bottom Boys)
Knockin On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
Lay Lady Lay - Bob Dylan (Neil Diamond)
Last Time, The - Rolling Stones
Let It Be - Beatles
Life By The Drop - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Light My Fire - The Doors
Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
Long Black Coat - Bob Dylan (Joan Osborne)
Long Black Veil - Johnny Cash (Dave Matthews, Nick Cave)
Long Haired Country Boy - Charlie Daniels Band (David Allan Coe)
Lucky Man - Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
Magnolia - JJ Cale (Poco)
Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty
Mighty Quinn, The - Bob Dylan (Hollies, Manfred Mann)
Mr. Charlie - Grateful Dead
Needle And The Damage Done - Neil Young
No Place Like The Right Time - Donna The Buffalo
Old Love - Eric Clapton
Paradise - John Prine
Peaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles
Riders On The Storm - The Doors
Ripple - Grateful Dead
ROCK In The USA - John Mellencamp
Roller Derby Queen - Jim Croce
Seminole Wind - John Anderson (Donna The Buffalo)
Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sister Golden Hair - America
Soulshine - Allman Brothers (Warren Haynes, Government Mule)
Spider and The Fly - Rolling Stones
Steal My Kisses - Ben Harper
Steamroller - James Taylor
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones
Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan
Teach Your Children - Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Things We Said Today - Beatles
Time Of The Season - The Zombies
Too Good To Be True - Tom Petty
Train Home - Chris Smither
Traveling Light - JJ Cale
Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison
Weight, The - The Band
What I Am - Edie Brickell
When The Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
Willin' - Little Feat
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You Don't Know How It Feels - Tom Petty
You Wreck Me - Tom Petty

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with String Theory to find out what their setup requirements are.

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