String Theory

In the world of physics, String Theory is, at this moment, the most promising candidate theory for a unified description of the fundamental particles and forces in nature... including gravity.
In the world of radio, String Theory is a program celebrating the connectivity of spirit, passion and compelling artistry shared by all the world's musics.

I invite you to join me every Saturday afternoon and Sunday evening in exploring and experiencing this world of musical possibilities!

Thanks for listening! - Kevin Barnes

Note New Time...String Theory  is broadcast every Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m.  CST on Jazz 88 FM KBEM 88.5fm, Minneapolis, MN and streams on the internet at .


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String Theory 3-22-14


String Theory   

3/22/14  2-2:30p

             Kevin Barnes


Song Title

Album Title

Alison Brown Quartet

The Wonderful Sea Voyage


Youssou N’Dour

Mr. Everywhere

Nothing’s In Vains

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Let’s Do It


Richard Bona

Ekwa Mwato


Bill Frisell

For Christos

The Intercontinentals

String Theory   

3/22/14  2:30-3p

Kevin Barnes


Song Title

 Album Title

Pierre Bensusan

Falafel a Montsegur


Le Freylekh Trio

Danse de Boiteaux

Goulash System

Avishai Cohen

Seven Seas

Seven Seas

Esperanza Spalding

Short & Sweet

Chamber Music Society

String Theory   

3/22/14  3-3:30p

Kevin Barnes


Song Title

 Album Title

Mike Dowling & David Lange

Not Worried Now



Carrie Rodriguez

Not Worried Now

Love and Circumstance


Adrienne Young

Hills and Hollers

The Art of Virtuesf


Mike Marshall & Chris Thile

Harvest Time

Into the Cauldron


Gillian Welch

Wayside/Back in Time

Soul Journey


Kelly Joe Phelps

Tight to the Jar

Tunesmith Retrofit


             String Theory            

3/23/14  3:30-4p

Kevin Barnes


Song Title

 Album Title

Lindsay Mac

Turn Me Away

Small Revolution


I’m Willing to Run All the Way


 Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban


 Mambo Sinuendo


Dean Magraw with Jim Anton & JT Bates


Unseen Rain