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Make History with The First-Ever National Rock & Roll Library Tour Featuring…THE HIGH STRUNG!

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

Last year the quirky, carefree, energetic music of Detroit’s The High Strung electrified Michigan’s teen patrons with their sunny three-part harmonies and witty, lyrical bravado. This year the furious guitars and squonking organ that accompany the band’s catchy sing-along choruses are roaming the country, headed in your direction.
Hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the best new, young rock & roll bands in America, NPR’s Ken Tucker named The High Strung’s debut album These Are The Good Times as one of the Top 10 Rock Records of 2003, and the Washington Post called the title track “runner up best song of the year.”
In August of 2005, in a segment touting the Library Tour, The High Strung was also featured on National Public Radio’s This American Life.

In addition to playing a full-set of their rousing Beatlesque jams, teens will get the first hand low-down about making records for major music industry labels. They’ll also get an insider’s view of creating a video for MTV and learn about touring on the road year-round all across the country. But in what’s sure to be the highlight of this first ever National Rock and Roll Library tour, at each appearance the band will solicit the audience’s help in writing and improvising a song on the spot.

For further information, to inquire about cost, or to book the band for your Teen Summer Reading Program call William Harmer, Teen Librarian of the Baldwin Public Library at 248-554-4656 or email bharmer@tln.lib.mi.us. Bookings will be on a first come, first served basis, with one library show per state. Don’t let your teens be left out of this unique experience. The deadline to book the band for your summer reading program is March 10, 2006.
 





2006 LIBRARY TOUR DATES

June 1: New York (Kent Public Library)
June 2: New York (Saratoga Springs Library)
June 3: New York (Guilderland Public Library)
June 4: New York (Middle Country Public Library)
June 6: Massachusetts (Groton Public Library)
June 8: New York (Geneva High School)
June 9: New Jersey (Somerset-County Library)
June 10: Pennsylvania (James V Brown Library)
June 11: Pennsylvania (Martin Library)
June 16: Kentucky (Boone County Public Library)
June 17: Tennessee (Magness Library)
June 18: North Carolina (Eva Perry Regional Library)
June 19: South Carolina (Greenville County Library)
June 20: Georgia (Cobb County Public Library)
June 22: Alabama (Hoover Public Library)
June 23: Mississippi (Hernando Public Library)
June 25: Arkansas (Rogers Public Library)
June 27: Texas (El Paso Public Library)
June 28: Oklahoma (Moore Public Library)
June 29: Kansas (Olathe Public Library)
June 30: Colorado (Arapahoe Library District)
July 1: Arizona (Phoenix Public Library)
July 2: Arizona (Cooper Queen Library)
July 3: Arizona (Tempe Public Library)
July 5: California (Santa Barbara Public Library)
July 6: California (San Bernardino Public Library)
July 7: California (Upland Public Library)
July 8: California (Danville & Antioch Public Libraries)
July 10: California (Pleasanton Public Library)
July 11: California (Yuba County Library)
July 12: California (Siskiyou County Library)
July 14: Oregon (Deschutes Public Library)
July 15: Oregon (Tigard Public Library)
July 16: Nevada (Washoe County Library System)
July 18: North Dakota (Fargo Public Library)
July 19: South Dakota (Brookings Public Library)
July 21: Missouri (Springfield-Green County Library)
July 22: Iowa (North Liberty Community Library)
July 23: Minnesota (McNally Smith College of Music)
July 24: Wisconsin (McIntosh Memorial Public Library)
July 25: Illinois (Niles Public Library)
July 26: Indiana (Indianapolis-Marion Public Library)
July 27: Michigan (Ypsilanti Public Library
July 28: Ohio (Northwest Library Worthington)
July 29: Ohio (Perry County District Library)
Aug 2: Michigan (Northville Public Library)
Aug 4: Michigan (Kent Theatre)
Aug 5: Ohio (Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County)
Aug 7: Wisconsin (McMillan Public Library)
Aug 9: Colorado (Mamie Doud Public Library)
Aug 10: Colorado (Manitou Springs Public Library)
Aug 11: Kansas (Atchison Public Library)
Aug 12: Oklahoma (Pioneer Library System)
Aug 15: Pennsylvania (Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library)
Aug 16: Pennsylvania (South Lehigh Public Library)
Aug 17: Pennsylvania (Lebanon Community Library)
Aug 26: Michigan (Baldwin Public Library)