Everyone Orchestra
Everyone Orchestra


ABOUT


MATT BUTLER: CONDUCTOR

 

WHAT IS EVERYONE ORCHESTRA?

 

MUSICIANS DESCRIBE EVERYONE ORCHESTRA


Everyone Orchestra’s conductor, Matt Butler has been leading a rotating cast of accredited musicians through full-length shows that are entirely improvised, since 2001, after touring with the rock band Jambay. In 2012, Butler gathered particularly well-known musicians from bands like Phish, Moe., and others, and recorded Everyone Orchestra’s first studio album, Brooklyn Sessions [2012], which was still largely improvised.

“The experience of playing with different musicians, improvising every night, and getting the crowd involved in ways that they can’t be at a regular show has provided an unparalleled live music experience,” said Butler.

Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler has taken its participants, both on stage and off, on improvisational journeys with the most diverse of lineups at festivals, theaters and philanthropic events both nationally and internationally. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions.

The list of Everyone Orchestra participants is an increasingly wide and intercontinental group including members of the Grateful Dead, Phish, The Allman Brothers Band, Furthur, Widespread Panic, Ratdog, Gov't Mule, Ween, String Cheese Incident, The Meters, Umphrey's McGee, The Disco Biscuits, Big Gigantic, Moe., Yonder Mountain String Band, Thievery Corporation, Trey Anastasio Band, JRAD, Lotus, Galactic, Soulive, Leftover Salmon, Turkuaz, The Revivalists, Twiddle, Dopapod, The New Mastersounds, The Punch Brothers, Dumpstaphunk, Lettuce, The Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, ALO, The Motet, and many more. EO also counts Tuvan throat singers, live painters, dancers, chanters, choirs, hula hoopers, firespinners, jugglers, stiltwalkers, storytellers, a presidential candidate and hundreds of others among a growing legion of participating performers.

Marching clearly into uncharted territory, Everyone Orchestra balances the challenges of live group improvisation with triumphant tension and release conduits of music which head deep into the soul. This unique collaborative of performance deeply encourages and requires audience interaction.  The edge of your seat enthusiasm for what is next is the fuel behind the continuous musical experiment of Everyone Orchestra.




TOUR

03 . 02 . 18
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Charleston Pour House
Charleston, SC
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$20
1977 Maybank Hwy
Charleston, SC 29412
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Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler, feat.:

Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident), Ryan Stasik (Umphrey's McGee), Al Schnier (Moe.), Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Wallace Mullinax (Dead 27s), Mike Quinn

03 . 03 . 18
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Charleston Pour House
Charleston, SC
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$20
Doors: 8 PM
1977 Maybank Hwy
Charleston, SC 29412
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Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler, feat.:

Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident), Ryan Stasik (Umphrey's McGee), Al Schnier (Moe.), Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Wallace Mullinax (Dead 27s), Mike Quinn

04 . 05 . 18
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Lincoln Theatre
Raleigh, NC
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$15-$20
Doors: 7 PM
All Ages
126 E Cabarrus St
Raleigh, NC
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Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler, feat.:

Kris Myers (Umphrey's McGee), George Gekas (The Revivalists), Jeremy Schon (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Dave Loss (Aqueous), Mike Quinn

04 . 06 . 18
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Sky City (Major Rager Late Night)
Augusta, GA
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$20
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Show: 11 PM
Doors: 11 PM
1157 Broad St
Augusta, GA 30901
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The Major Rager after party (Master golf tournament weekend)

Daytime performances by George Clinton & P-Funk, more

Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler, feat.:

Kris Myers (Umphrey's McGee), George Gekas (The Revivalists), Jeremy Schon (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Dave Loss (Aqueous), Mike Quinn

04 . 07 . 18
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Salvage Station
Asheville, NC
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$20-$25
Doors: 7:30 PM
18+
466 Riverside Dr
Asheville, NC 28804
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Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler, feat.:

Kris Myers (Umphrey's McGee), George Gekas (The Revivalists), Jeremy Schon (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Dave Loss (Aqueous), Mike Quinn

05 . 11 . 18
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Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Denver, CO
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2637 Welton St
Denver, CO 80205
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Spread the Word Fest- late night at Cervantes

Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler

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05 . 25 . 18
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Summer Camp Music Festival
Chillicothe, IL
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Chillicothe, IL
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Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler

Performance Date TBA: May 25-27

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06 . 21 . 18
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Electric Forest Festival
Rothbury, MI
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Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler

Performance Date TBD:  June 21-24

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06 . 28 . 18
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Electric Forest Festival
Rothbury, MI
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Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler

Performance Date TBD:  June 28-July 1

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08 . 03 . 18
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Arise Music Festival
Loveland, CO
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Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler

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Festival features:  Slightly Stoopid, Thievery Corporation, Trevor Hall, Start Making Sense, Dumpstaphunk & many more




LISTEN


The Pour House - Charleston, SC - 3/11/17
Matt Butler - Conductor
Oteil Burbridge - Bass
Holly Bowling - Keyboards
Rev. Jeff Mosier - Banjo, Spoons, vocals
Ian Neville - Guitar
Wallace Mullinax - Guitar
Mike Quinn - Saxophone
Natalie Cressman - Trombone, Vocals
Claude Coleman, Jr. - Drums


The Rusty Nail - Stowe, VT - 11/10/16
Matt Butler - Conductor
Steve Kimock - Guitar
Al Schnier - Guitar
Vinnie Amico - Drums
Marc Brownstein - Bass
Aron Magner - Keys
Jans Ingber - Vocals/Percussion
Chris Bullock - Horns
Jay Jennings - Horns
Mihali Savoulidis - Guitar


Sculpture Park - Denver, CO - 8/29/13
Matt Butler - Conductor
Kyle Hollingsworth - keys/organ
Michael Kang - electric mandolin
Kai Echardt - bass
Jennifer Hartswick - trumpet/vocals
Al Schnier - guitar
Bridget Law - fiddle
Dave Watts - drums
Jans Ingber - vocals/percussions
Jason Hann - percussions/drums
Ted Tilton - keys


Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom - Denver, CO - 1/13/17
Matt Butler - Conductor
Michael Travis - drums
Eddie Roberts - guitar
Mihali Savoulidis - guitar and vocals
Chuck Jones - bass
Eli Winderman - keys
Shira Elias - vocals and tambourine
Josh Schwartz - saxophone and vocals
Nick Gerlach - on saxophone


Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY - 5/19/16
Matt Butler - Conductor
Aron Magner - Organ / Keys
Cris Jacobs - Guitar / Vocals
Adam "Shmeeans" Smirnoff - Guitar
Rob Mercurio - Bass
Jennifer Hartswick - Trumpet / Vocals
Natalie Cressman - Trombone / Vocals
John Morgan Kimock - Drums


Sullivan Hall - New York, NY - 10/27/12
Matt Butler - Conductor
Jon Fishman (Phish)
Zach Gill (ALO)
John Kadlecik (Furthur)
Dan Lebowitz (ALO)
Jessica Lurie (Living Daylights)
Jamie Masefield (Jazz Mandolin Project)
Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green)


BROOKLYN SESSIONS

Now, for the first time, Everyone Orchestra has taken the conducted improvisation concept mastered in their legendary live shows into the studio on Brooklyn Sessions. Conductor Matt Butler invited past collaborators—musical friends like drummer Jon Fishman (Phish), keyboardist/pianist Marco Benevento, Al Schnier (Moe.), Jen Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), guitarist Steve Kimock, saxophonist Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), vocalist/percussionist Jans Ingber (The Motet), mandolinist Jamie Masefield (Jazz Mandolin Project) and bassist Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green), to join him for several days of exploration and co-creation. The results range from hard-hitting grooves that take unexpected twists and turns (“Boots”), to sweet and expansive (“Pensive”), all with a spirit that is both liberated and focused.

A limited number of physical CDs are available at www.HarmonizedRecords.com and at select stores.


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MUSICIANS


The list of Everyone Orchestra participants is an increasingly wide and intercontinental group, and a who's who of live music titans. They include:  Jon Fishman (Phish); Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company); JoJo Hermann (Widespread Panic); Michael Kang, Michael Travis, Jason Hann, Bill Nershi & Kyle Hollingsworth (The String Cheese Incident); George Porter Jr. & Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters); Steve Kimock; Jennifer Hartswick & Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band); Joel Cummins & Kris Myers (Umphrey's McGee); Tony Levin (King Crimson); Claude Coleman Jr. (Ween); Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd); Eric Krasno (Soulive); Marco Benevento; Marc Brownstein & Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits); Steve Berlin (Los Lobos); Rob Derhak, Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico (Moe.); Danny Louis (Gov't Mule); Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic); Nicki Bluhm; Mike Greenfield & Chuck Morris (Lotus); Holly Bowling; John Kadlecik (Furthur); Youssoupha Sidibe...and many, many more.




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THE CONDUCTOR:

Matt Butler
eoconductor@gmail.com

 

MANAGEMENT:

Brian Asplin
Co-Manager
harmonized@gmail.com

Chris Perella
Co-Manager
chris@ardmoremusichall.com

 

BOOKING:

Brian Asplin
Co-Manager
harmonized@gmail.com
919-619-2192