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Greetings and news from String Theory - Bishop, California's eclectic, acoustic Trio - Greg Smith, Dan Connor and Charlie Broten.  

Join String Theory for our remaining Pokonobe Lodge Dinner Concert dates this summer - August 10 and August 31, 2014.   Concerts  start at 6:00 PM with appetizer's on the deck over looking Lake Mary. Move inside for a rustically elegant four course meal. While the sun sets over over the Lake and behind the mountains, be a part of the show as humorous, heartfelt and hot live music is performed just steps away from your table.You can bring your own wine-no fee.

For reservations for String Theory Dates-August 10 and 31, 2014-call 760-258-6026
$50.00 Adults/$20 "Young'uns  Limited seating! Make your reservations now. Credit Card secured reservations required. Price includes taxes and tips!

Sponsored by String Theory and Wilderness Catering in their 10th Season of Dinner Concerts at the historic Pokonobe Lodge on Lake Mary in the Mammoth Lakes Basin.  

Listen to song samples from String Theory by clicking the arrow on the Audio Player above. Tunes include  previews of 'Livin on the Highway' and 'Sweetness' that will appear on our String Theory album due out before summer 2014. Check out the sampler* of original tunes we played at the 2012 Millpond Music Festival  with Marty Burgenbaugh on drums. Check out the"Weddings" tab which has some testimonials from happy newlyweds.   *Sampler includes parts of 'Waiting for Charlie' and 'Bloodstone' penned by Greg, 'Crap Shoot', 'Only Human' and 'Livin' on the Highway' by Dan, 'Trickle Down' by Charlie and 'I saw Elvis' by Chris Alexander. 

We are excited to be opening the  6th Annual June Lake Loop Mountain Music Festival on the evening of July 25th, 2014 at the Double Eagle Resort, another spectacular Eastern Sierra setting.  Get more information at Click here   Get on the String Theory email list to receive notice when other events are coming up. 

String Theory is available for concerts, weddings, mini-concerts as part of a meeting or function agenda, house parties and more. If interested, please Email through this site. If you'd like to be informed about String Theory events and news, please enter your address in the Sign Up box below and we'll let you know what's happening with the group. 

Bishop's String Theory consists of Dan Connor <> who moved to Bishop from San Diego, where he founded and played in the renowned folk-rock band Bordertown and in Little Big Men. He continues to write great songs and sing in an expressive and distinctive voice over his one of a kind, rhythmic  guitar style.
Greg Smith grew up in England, learned classical guitar but was also surrounded by the folk styles of Martin Simpson and Martin Carthy.   Always inspired to learn something new he now explores Brazilian, Al Petteway, Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins and many other guitar styles and artists. He can play just about anything (except heavy metal). Charlie Broten plays fiddle, guitar and bass and writes some of the tunes. He's played in the Eastern Sierra for many years with Fiddlin' Pete, <>, Derik Olson,  Marty Burgenbaugh and many others.

Guest artists have included Mike Muldoon <>  and Marty Burgenbaugh who have added drums and percussion to the String Theory sound.

'String Theory' is a scientific postulation that attempts to describe nature by describing the known fundamental forces-(gravity, electromagnetism, weak and strong interactions) and matter (quarks and leptons) in a mathematically complete system. A key problem is that it really can't be tested or proven. 

Well, we don't really understand much of this science but we know that when we get the strings of our guitars, fiddle, mandolin, bass and vocal chords vibrating in harmony- something pleasant happens and if you listen to us play- you can test it and see if you like it. We play many styles of music in a clean, acoustic style- lots of originals- english and americana folk, rock, country, celtic, classical, bluegrass, jazz, swing, south american, 50's, 60's, 70's. At recent private Birthday Party, the Birthday guy and gal let us know their favorite tunes and we played most of them- a musical journey to an earlier place in time.  Give us a call at seven six zero- two five eight- six zero two six.

Testimonial "You guys were awesome and the song was so perfect! They are still talking about it. Thank you so much again!"  Yvette Mason, Coordinator of California County Veterans Service Officer Association Conference in Mammoth Lakes

Testimonials"String Theory kicked up a musical storm under the Mammoth skies for the grand opening of the South Gateway Student Apartments.  Everyone, from the Chancellor of the Kern Community College District and the President of Cerro Coso Community College to the incoming student body, was laughing, singing and dancing.  The perfect entertainment to celebrate our beautiful mountain campus!"
Deanna Ing Campbell
Director - Eastern Sierra College Center
Cerro Coso Community College
Here's what guests said about a Pokonobe Dinner Concert--
"We just had the most lovely evening at Pokonobe Lodge listening to a wonderful band, String Theory. The band covers all the musical bases with an eclectic mix of folk, rock, country and standards that is sure to please. Their original songs are delightful, and you are guaranteed a great dinner by Marci to boot. The setting on Lake Mary was beautiful, and the Mammoth Crest gave its usual spectacular sunset show. A most enjoyable dinner concert." Carol

"It was a great evening and just loved your music. Lots of variety."  Pam

"The musicianship and varied selections made for a delightful evening.  I'm hoping to bring this group to perform at STARS, our dinner theater in Bakersfield." Dan M

Penny and Paul thought it the most enjoyable evening out they had had in ages.  So did I.  Jean
You guys were great!  Really enjoyed celebrating my Mom's birthday, basking in the natural glory of the lake, and listening to your great music!!!  Dan C


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