Rock & Roll Library Tour! THE HIGH STRUNG are coming!

Rock & Roll Library Tour! THE HIGH STRUNG are coming!

Are you looking for a high-energy, summer reading program?

For the past six years the quirky, carefree, energetic music of Detroit’s
The High Strung has been electrifying patrons across the nation with sunny three-part harmonies and witty, lyrical bravado. This year the guitars are roaming the country again, headed in your direction, and the show is only getting better.

Hailed by Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and Village Voice as one of
the best rock & roll bands in America, The High Strung’s debut album was named one of the top 10 rock records of 2003 by NPR’s Ken Tucker. The band’s videos have appeared on MTV, and they have been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Magnet, Harp, and Spin magazines.

In August of 2006, in a segment touting the library tour, NPR’s This
American Life featured The High Strung. To listen go to

In addition to playing a full-set of their rousing Beatles-esque jams, the
band will share with concertgoers what it’s like to tour year-round and
what sort of enthusiasm it takes to maintain such faith in your art. With
a new album coming out on Park the Van Records in spring 2010, The High Strung will perform a mix of favorites and new tunes, as well as writing and performing a new song at each location with the help of the audience.

With more than 250 appearances at libraries in 48 states and Cuba since 2005, the Rock & Roll Library Tour is a proven way to draw reluctant users into the library, often bringing all-ages crowds numbering in the hundreds to the most buzzed about event of the summer. Librarians note, “The guys were so engaging with the crowd. It was quite literally a traffic stopping performance” and the tour “took our summer programming to a completely new level.”

For more information or to book the band for your library, call Bill Harmer of The Black River Group at (734) 612-5405 or e-mail

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About the Black River Group

The Black River Group was founded in 2008 by librarians Bill Harmer and
Elizabeth Goldman to bring innovative programming and staff training to
libraries. For more information, visit