Matt Butler
The Everyone Orchestra brings its plan to improvise to the Oregon Country Fair main stage this weekend, fusing musicians already performing at the Festival--members of The Motet, Taarka, and Jambay with Mark Karan of The Other Ones on guitar and Robin Sylvester of Ratdog on bass. Hammer dulcimer virtuoso and Everyone Orchestra alum Jamie Janover will reprise his role as conductor, instructing the large cast of musicians with a baton and cue cards.

Music interpreted by the all-star talent within the Everyone Orchestra at the fair will be compressed into a set that includes all the elements of an Everyone Orchestra event--songs and jams with a mix of players, and conducted jams with all the musicians.

"As always, improvisational grooves will be the underlying foundation and different players will be highlighted doing what they do best," asserts Everyone Orchestra founder Matt Butler. As for what to expect from the performance, Butler says, "We're excited to mix it up again with another unique cast of stellar musicians. Improvising together, live in front of an audience, anything can happen."

The mystery of the unknown keeps the musicians present and on their toes, making for the one-of-a-kind magical musical moments Everyone Orchestra has become known for.

Complete list of players for The Everyone Orchestra performance at Oregon Country Fair:
Mark Karan (The Other Ones/Ratdog)--guitar
Robin Sylvester (Ratdog)--bass
Shelley Doty (Jambay)--guitar
Dave Watts (The Motet--drums
Jans Ingber (The Motet)--vocals, percussion
Jamie Janover (Hammered Dulcimer virtuoso)--conducting
Jarrod Kaplan (Hanuman/Taarka)--percussion
Enion Pelta (Taarka)--violin
David Tiller (ThaMuseMeant/Taarka)--mandolin
Marty Chilla (Sugarbeets)--guitar

The Everyone Core-tet:
Matt Butler (EO Founder)--drums, didgeridoo
Scott Law (Hanuman)--guitar, mandolin
Asher Fulero (Surrounded by Ninjas)--keys, electronics
Damian Erskine--bass

About the Everyone Orchestra:
Since its inception in 2001, The Everyone Orchestra has performed its shows nationally featuring such luminary musicians as The Derek Trucks Band, Col. Bruce Hampton, Steve Kimock, members of Phish, String Cheese Incident, and many others. Through the events and work of The Everyone Orchestra, funds have been raised for contributions to non-profit and environmental organizations around the nation including The Sierra Club, The Buckeye Forest Council, Cascadia Summer, and The Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Music :: Activism :: Improvisation

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[Published on: 7/5/04]

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