Everyone Orchestra Weekend Gathering 2018
March 2nd & 3rd, 2018 • Doors 8pm
Show is all ages. Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. If you are under 21 you are subject to a $3-5 surcharge depending on the show. The surcharge must be paid in cash at the door on the day of the event.
Two sets of EVERYONE ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY MATT BUTLER
Everyone Orchestra Conducted by Matt Butler w/ an opening set by ROBOTRIO feat. Wallace Mullinax performing THE DOORS
8pm doors • 830 pm show
Deck opens at 4pm
PoHo Family Funk Revue at 6pm
Saturday 3.3Everyone's Dead on the deck featuring
Matt Butler- Drums
Al Schnier- Guitar (MOE.)
Aron Magner-Keys (Disco Biscuits)
Bobby Hogg - Bass (Runaway Gin , Reckoning)
Natalie Cressman- Trombone (Trey Anastasio Band)
Wallace Mullinax - Guitar (Dead 27s )
PLUS sets by Reverend Jeff Mosier w/ Pickled Holler and Reckoning
Deck open at 1pm
Reverend Jeff Mosier w/ Pickled Holler at 2pm
followed by the Everyone's Dead set 4:20pm
Everyone Orchestra Conducted by Matt Butler w/ an opening set by TRONGONE BAND • 8pm doors • 8:30pm show
The 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 <http://everyoneorchestra1.bandcamp.com/> , 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.
The 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, Furthur, Ratdog, Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule, String Cheese Incident, moe., members of Allman Brothers Band. including Oteil Burbridge, Yonder Mountain String Band, The New Mastersounds, Big Gigantic, The Punch Brothers, Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Railroad Earth, Thievery Corporation, Lettuce, Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, The Flecktones, Club d’Elf, ALO, Tea Leaf Green, 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 other performers.
Marching clearly into uncharted territory, The 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 The Everyone Orchestra.