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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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LosTurkey1Leftover Salmon Adds Bill Payne (Little Feat) and Fruition to Holiday Shows

Fri- Sat 11.29-30 Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO *
Sat-Sun 12.28-29 Park City Live – Park City, UT *
Mon-Tue 12.30-31 Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA * +

* = with special guest Bill Payne (of Little Feat)
+ = with special guests Fruition

Tickets & info: www.leftoversalmon.com/site/tour/

Leftover Salmon is thrilled to welcome special guest Bill Payne (of Little Feat) to their Thanksgiving shows at the Boulder Theater and to the New Year’s shows at Park City Live in Utah and the Neptune Theatre in Seattle, WA. Fruition will also join the festivities in Seattle. Leftover Salmon is looking forward to these holiday shows and playing the new tunes they released through Breckenridge Brewery this year.

Stay tuned to the band’s social networks throughout the tour for special contests and parties through LoS and Breckenridge Brewery. All shows will be webstreamed live, pending a solid internet connection, and sets will be available for download within a few days of the show on LiveSalmon.com

Leftover Salmon Fall 2013. Photo by Susan Weiand

Leftover Salmon Fall 2013. Photo by Susan Weiand

Leftover Salmon emerged on the scene in Boulder, CO in 1989 as one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll bars, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jam grass genre. “This is one fish that has only gotten better with age. Fiery solos and elements of country, bluegrass, jazz and jam rock combine into a heady mix of feel-good tunes — and some that carry a hefty message, as well,” said CMT.

Today, Leftover Salmon is: Vince Herman (vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin); Drew Emmitt (vocals, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar, mandola, fiddle); Andy Thorn (vocals, acoustic and electric banjo, National guitar); Greg Garrison (vocals, acoustic and electric bass, acoustic guitar); Alwyn Robinson (drums, percussion).

Leftover Salmon on Tour
Nov 05  Tue – Charleston, SC – The Pour House
Nov 06  Wed – Charleston, SC – The Pour House
Nov 07  Thu – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle &
Nov 08  Fri – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club %
Nov 09  Sat – Richmond, VA – The National %
Nov 10  Sun – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall #
Nov 12  Tue – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
Nov 13  Wed – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Nov 14  Thu – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre ^
Nov 15  Fri – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre ^@
Nov 16  Sat – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Nov 17  Sun – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
Nov 29-30  Fri-Sat – Boulder, CO – The Boulder Theater *
Dec 11-15 Wed-Sun Puerto Morelos, Mexico – Strings and Sol
Dec 28-29 Sat-Sun – Park City, UT- Park City Live *
Dec 30-31 Mon-Tue – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre *+
Jan 3-4, 2014 Fri-Sat – Girdwood, AK- Alyeska Resort
Jan 8-9, 2014 Wed-Thu – Kihei, Maui, HI- Stella Blues
Jan 10, 2014 Fri – Paia, Maui, HI – Charley’s
Jan 11, 2014 Sat – Makawao, Maui, HI – Casanova

* = with special guest Bill Payne (of Little Feat)
+ = with special guests Fruition
& w/ Jon Stickly Trio
% w/ Swear and Shake
# w/ Bawn in the Mash
^ w/ Big Wu
@ w/ Old Shoe

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

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Donna the Buffalo Travel West With Their New Album
Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday
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More energized and focused than ever before in their near 25-year career, roots-music troubadours Donna the Buffalo released their first studio album in five years, Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 via Sugar Hill Records. The album debuted at #20 on the Americana Music Charts, and this past week rose to #10! Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday—the group’s 10th studio album—proves the band as a consistent steward of Americana music, their signature sound—traditional mountain music infused with elements of Cajun, rock, folk, reggae and country—an eclectic and extraordinary melting pot of such.

Donna the Buffalo has a hefty tour lined up for the Summer season which includes a few weeks on the West Coast. They start off at the Red Ants Pants Festival in Montana on July 26th and travel over throughout the Northwest before heading down for shows at the Mint in LA and Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown. Saturday, August 8th marks their return to The Great American Music Hall followed by shows in Santa Cruz and Chico and then on to Utah for shows in Monroe and Park City. They pop over to Colorado for a show in Denver and then the tour ends at the Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival in Wisconsin. The band will be performing the songs from the new album, mixed in with older favorites, live across the country this summer.

Donna the Buffalo West Coast Summer Tour:
Fri 7/26 White Sulphur Springs, MT – Red Ants Pants Festival
Sat 7/27 Spokane, WA – The Center
Sun 7/28 Seattle, WA – The Tractor
Mon 7/29 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Tue 7/30 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
Thu 8/1 Los Angeles – The Mint
Fri 8/2 Pioneertown, CA – Pappy and Harriets
Sat 8/3 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Presented by Jambase
Sun 8/4 Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley
Mon 8/5 Chico, CA – The Big Room @ The Sierra Nevada
Wed 8/7 Monroe, UT – Mystic Hot Springs
Thu 8/8 Park City, UT – Newpark Town Center
Fri 8/9 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Sat 8/10-11 Alta, WY – Targhee Bluegrass Fest at Grand Targhee

More information and the most up-to-date touring information, including dates throughout the midwest and east this summer, can be found at www.donnathebuffalo.com/tour-dates

 

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Want to check out the first show on the tour for Guitar virtuosos Larry Keel and Yonder Mountain’s Adam Aijala, but couldn’t  make it out to the Tractor Tavern in Seattle on Dec 1st? Or maybe you just want to check it out again?

Then click here for a video and audio podcast of the show that was streamed LIVE by SyncLive and you can you can check out these two bad-ass guitar players.

All you have to do is go to SyncLive.com LK and AA show at 11:00 PM Tractor Tavern on 12/1/2009

[You will need to register to watch- It is easy and FREE to do]
While you there, you can also chat with others that are watching the show online to in their virtual chatroom.

Tour dates:

12/1 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern- LIVE BROADCAST
12/2 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
12/3 Ashland, OR Stillwater
12/4 Arcata, CA Humboldt Brews
12/5 San Francisco, CA Hotel Utah (2 shows)

http://www.yondermountain.com
http://www.larrykeel.com
http://www.SyncLive.com
Watch this show and more at SyncLive.com

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