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Everyone Orchestra's Matt Butler. Photo by Michael Weintrob.

Everyone Orchestra’s Matt Butler. Photo by Michael Weintrob.

Everyone Orchestra in Seattle (9/11) & Portland (9/12) Features Andy Thorn, Lebo, Allie Kral, Jans Ingber…

Everyone Orchestra brings it’s improvised performance to
Nectar Lounge on Fri 9/11 in Seattle, WA
and
Aladdin Theater on Sat 9/12 in Portland, OR

Everyone Orchestra is conducted by Matt Butler
Featured in these appearances are:
Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon)
Lebo (ALO)
Allie Kral (Yonder Mtn. String Band)
Jans Ingber (The Motet)
Mimi Naja (Fruition)
Tyler Thompson (Fruition)
Jeff Leonard (Fruition)
Asher Fulero (Halo Refuser)

Everyone Orchestra’s conductor and founder Matt Butler has been leading a rotating cast of accomplished musicians through entirely improvised performances, since 2001. Butler’s unique style of conducting is groundbreaking in that he has essentially created an entirely new way to perform and experience music. Butler says, “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.”

Everyone Orchestra’s performances in Seattle, WA at Nectar Lounge on Friday, September 11th and  Portland, OR at Aladdin Theater on Saturday, September 12th feature Andy Thorn (banjo – Leftover Salmon), Lebo (guitars, steels & vocals – ALO) Allie Kral (fiddle and vocals – Yonder Mtn. String Band) Jans Ingber (percussion and vocals – The Motet), Mimi Naja (mandolin and vocals – Fruition), Tyler Thompson (drums – Fruition), Jeff Leonard (bass – Fruition), and Asher Fulero (keyboards, vocals- Halo Refuser).

Butler brings EO’s participants, both on stage and off, on spontaneous compositional journeys with eclectic ensembles at festivals, theaters, and philanthropic events both nationally and internationally. Featuring a large contingent of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers and community organizations who have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul. It’s all in the moment, designed exclusively by everyone participating in each show.

Having marched clearly into uncharted territory, Everyone Orchestra is an avant-garde conceptual and collaborative performance which deeply encourages and requires audience interaction. Both the band and the audience start the show with a clean slate to help co-create a dynamic musical experience, with Butler receiving ideas from the audience to help set the course of action. Tuning in to Butler’s energy and pantomime, The Conductor is utilized as a pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates musical concepts using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions. The edge of your seat enthusiasm for what is next is the fuel behind the continuous musical experiment of  Everyone Orchestra.

“I feel like it’s part of my job, and paramount, to not have too many preconceptions,” he said. “But the only preconceptions I have going in are to create a really dynamic show from beginning to end, have it have a nice arc, and that all the musicians get a chance to shine. I want to keep them challenged and engaged. It’s a playground for musicians that I’m trying to create,” says Matt in an interview with Examiner.

“[In each city] Butler will have another group with which he can create the beautiful chaos this act is known for. Simply put, there is no set list to be confined to, no certain marks to hit over the course of the night. Butler makes his way to the front of the stage, and it’s off to the races, testing the limits of his players while also showing how good music is when everything clicks in the midst of an improvised set.” writes Examiner’s Thomas Gerbasi. “At this point, Butler almost has it down to a science, at least as much as you can on a speeding car that could veer off the road at any moment.”

EO balances the challenges of live group improvisation with triumphant tension and release conduits of music which head deep into the heart filled with the aspiration of creating shared magical moments.

The ever-evolving collective of Everyone Orchestra participants is an increasingly wide and intercontinental group which  has included 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,The Motet, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Railroad Earth, Thievery Corporation, Lettuce, Infamous Stringdusters, Dopapod, Leftover Salmon, The Flecktones, ALO, Papdosio, 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.

What is Everyone Orchestrahttp://vimeo.com/36999515

Musicians Describe Everyone Orchestrahttp://vimeo.com/33037192

Musicians from across a wide spectrum of styles and backgrounds describe their experiences with Everyone Orchestra.

For more information, tour dates, videos, downloads & more, please visit www.everyoneorchestra.comwww.facebook.com/EveryoneOrchestra, & www.twitter.com/every1orchestra.

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Leftover Salmon on 420. Photo by John Joy.

Leftover Salmon on 420. Photo by John Joy.

Leftover Salmon Still Smokin’
Setlist and Recap of 420 in the Streets of Denver

Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat played to a large crowd this past weekend on Sunday, April 20th. With the entire city a-lit with activities throughout the day, folks gathered in the streets outside of Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO, while Method Man and Redman performed inside to a packed house.

“People around the world are looking at Denver on this day…” said Vince Herman to The Denver Post/ Reverb. “I feel really glad that we can have a role celebrating in the streets.”

“It’s a little piece of culture that people can feel they own, and we’re going to see more and more of it,” Herman went on to state.

A bluegrass-focused jam band playing at the same event as a hip-hop act, Herman said is evidence of the different genres and cultures 4/20 brings to Denver. Vince said, “It’s a great indicator of the diversity of music in the Mile High City.”

The gates opened around 2pm with Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne taking the stage at 4:20pm. They brought up many guest throughout the day. After kicking off with “The 420 Polka” to celebrate this historic event, Karl Denson joined the band on sax on the majority of the first set. Anders Beck (Greensky Bluegrass), Allie Kral, Silas Herman (Gipsy Moon), Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass), Bonnie Paine (Elephant Revival) joined in in the second set. Everyone that sat in during the second set came back on stage, along with Daniel Rodriguez (Elephant Revival), to play during the encore.

The full set is available to download on www.LiveSalmon.com. All Leftover Salmon shows are streamed live on the site as well, pending a solid internet connection.

Set List:
Leftover Salmon
April 20th, 2014
Still Smokin’ – In the Streets of Denver, CO

Set I
1. 420 Polka
2. Down in the Hollow
3. Boo Boo > Gimmie da’ting (with Karl Denson)
4. Easy to Slip (with Karl Denson)
5. Breakin’ Through (with Karl Denson)
6. High Country
7. Bird Call (with Karl Denson)

Set II
1. Zombie Jamboree
2. Atlanta
3. All Nite Ride
4. Shanty (with Anders Beck)
5. Aquatic Hitchhiker (with Anders Beck)
6. Rag Mama Rag (with Anders Beck and Allie Kral)
7. Willin’ (with Anders Beck and Allie Kral)
8. Viper (with Anders Beck, Allie Kral and Silas Herman)
9. River’s Risin > Marley Medley
10. Everybody Must Get Stoned (with Silas Herman and Paul Hoffman)
11. Pasta on the Mountain (with Anders Beck, Silas Herman, and Paul Hoffman, and Bonnie Paine)
12. Boogie (with Anders Beck, Allie Kral, Silas Herman, Paul Hoffman, and Bonnie Paine)

Encore
13. Henry (with Bonnie Paine and Silas Herman)
14. Reach (with Bonnie Paine, Daniel Rodriguez, Silas Herman, Anders Beck, and Paul Hoffman and Allie Kral)

*Whole show with Bill Payne of Little Feat on Keys & Organ

For more information, please visit:www.LeftoverSalmon.com

Leftover Salmon and Friends. Photos by Mike Kaiz. See more of his shots at Jambase: http://bit.ly/1jQuxIC

Leftover Salmon and Friends. Photos by Mike Kaiz.
See more of his shots at Jambase: http://bit.ly/1jQuxIC

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Jeff Austin Adds Dates To Summer Tour

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Mandolinist, vocalist and songwriter Jeff Austin is on tour this summer with various friends while not on the road with Yonder Mountain String Band. This weekend Jeff Austin & Friends (Allie Kral, Danny Barnes and Eric Thorin) play Friday August 23rd in Jackson Hole, WY and Sunday, August 25th at NedFest in Colorado.

As Jeff heads towards the eastern part of the country, he will join forces with The Here and Now, featuring banjoist Danny Barnes and Larry & Jenny Keel on guitar and bass. This special late summer tour starts in the midwest near Chicago and loops through The Midwest before heading heading south and then over to over to Oklahoma.

More details have emerged for Jeff Austin & The Here and Now’s sets at the Mumford and Sons Gentlemen of the Road Troy Stopover Downtown Street Festival in Ohio with a daytime set on the Market Street Stage and late-night set at Elks Lodge on Friday, August 30th and a late-night set on Saturday, August 31st at the Market Street Stage. For more about the GOTD

Jeff Austin on Tour:

Jeff Austin & Friends
Featuring Allie Kral, Danny Barnes and Eric Thorin
8/23 Fri – Jackson Hole Live – Jackson Hole, WY*
8/25 Sun – NedFest – Nederland, Co*

Jeff Austin and The Here & Now
The Here & Now Features Danny Barnes and Larry and Jenny Keel
8/28 Wed – Durty Nellie’s – Palatine, IL
8/29 Thu – The Bluebird – Bloomington, IN
8/30 Fri – Mumford and Sons Gentlemen of the Road Troy Stopover Downtown Street Festival – Troy, OH
4:30pm-5:30pm @ Market Street Stage & 11:45pm-2:00am @ Elks Lodge
8/31 Sat – Mumford and Sons Gentlemen of the Road Troy Stopover Downtown Street Festival – Troy, OH
12:00am-1:00am @ Market Street Stage
9/1 Sun – Diamonds in Upper Highlands- Louisville, KY
9/2 Mon – Avondale Brewing Co. – Birmingham, AL
9/4 Wed – Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO
9/5 Thu – The Shrine – Tulsa, OK *Austin & Barnes duo show
9/6 Fri – Cottonwood Flats – Mumford and Sons Gentlemen of the Road – Guthrie, OK
9/7 Sat – Cottonwood Flats – Mumford and Sons Gentlemen of the Road – Guthrie, OK

Take a look at JeffAustin.com for further information and to download a free EP of Jeff Austin & The Here and Now.

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