Matt Butler – Everyone Orchestra
By Natural Elements Photography
Everyone Orchestra will bring their infectiously entertaining brand of improvisational jams to the Southeast next month. The shows will feature group founder and conductor Matt Butler, as well as Steve Kimock, Jeff Coffin, Jeff Sipe, and soulful chanteuse Tanya Shylock.

The impetus for this tour evolved out of Everyone Orchestra’s performance at Smilefest XII in June where Butler, Coffin, Sipe and Shylock were part of the cast which also included experimental guitar legend Adrian Belew, Darol Anger, Jimmy Herring and many more.

EO shows consistently focus on musical juxtaposition and the expansion of experiential boundaries, but as many attest, the most intriguing aspect of Everyone Orchestra performances is their elimination of the “fourth wall,” encouraging and demanding a melding of audience members and performers.

In addition to the musical experience, each EO appearance will include live, on-stage painting by artists whose works will be auctioned to support the efforts of environmental advocacy group Rock the Earth. Working closely with the music industry and its fans, many of whom are concerned with the fate of public lands, air and water, Rock the Earth acts to ensure the existence of a sustainable and healthy environment.

02.20 | The Pour House | Charleston, SC
02.21 | Grey Eagle | Asheville, NC
02.22 | Georgia Theatre | Athens, GA
02.23 | Neighborhood Theatre | Charlotte, NC
02.24 | Empire Room | Greensboro, NC