Posts Tagged ‘Everyone Orchestra’

Jomeokee Festival Review

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Jomeokee was a special experience.  Set in the rolling hills of Pinnacle, North Carolina, festival-goers were treated to a unique and eclectic blend of bluegrass, jazz, funk, roots, reggae, and much more, all with the stunning backdrop of Pilot Mountain State Park. I find it comforting that, in an age of ever-advancing technology, one can still experience a weekend of music so rooted in tradition. Other Jomeokee festiv-ees certainly would agree, as the atmosphere immediately took on one of excitement and curiosity, with most band-members quickly adopting the name “Jam-eokee” to describe the experience. This is precisely was Jomeokee was: an incessant flow of rootsy improvisation. Read more…

Matt Butler Interview – Liberate Festival 2011

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Matt Butler Everyone Orchestra

I was able to speak with Matt Butler, conductor of the Everyone Orchestra on August 20, 2011 about the history of the band; some of the challenges he faces in conducting a group of unfamiliar musicians; as well as what he enjoys about it.  The Everyone Orchestra features a rotating cast of professional musicians and is completely improvised.  This time, members of Rubblebucket, Conspirator, and Michael Kang were part of the lineup.  Take a listen…

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