Everyone Orchestra

Everyone Orchestra

THE EVERYONE ORCHESTRA is a revolving cast of stellar musicians conducted by founder Matt Butler at concerts, festivals and special events. EO performances are designed to span musical genres and break the boundaries of how an audience experiences music, while having a lot of fun and doing good too. It's a celebratory, interactive, improvisational experiment orchestrated by a mad scientist conductor! While Butler is the primary conductor, the Orchestra has also been conducted by other musicians and members of the audience too.

The list of Everyone Orchestra participants is an increasingly wide and intercontinental group including members of The Grateful Dead, Phish, moe., String Cheese Incident, The Flecktones, Club d'Elf, ALO, Tea Leaf Green and Adrian Belew, Taj Mahal, Maria Muldaur, 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.

Butler's version of breaking down the barriers between musician and audience derives in part from desert art festival Burning Man's 'no spectators, only participants' ethic and is undoubtedly influenced by his old friend and mentor Ken Kesey, the king of the Merry Pranksters.

The Everyone Orchestra is dedicated to working for good and has performed numerous concerts for non-profit organizations, coordinated donation drives for the needy, and has brought their brand of participatory performance to student groups, schools, hospitals, an orphanage and more.

Normal Instruments

Normal Instruments is the brainchild of Mike Carter, guitarist and singer from the Boston-based band, The Indobox, featuring a cast of excellent musicians and friends from other bands around New England; Jules Jenssen on drums from Higher Organix, Matt Beckett on bass from Cosmic Dust Bunnies... and Jeff Bujak on keys. 100% improvised, each night on stage, this band melds instrumental music from countless genres into a mesmerizing performance and dance-party. They rarely get to play and every show is totally unique

Big Ol' Dirty Bucket

Described as "Parliament-Funkadelic meets Aretha Franklin at a Jay-Z concert", Big Ol' Dirty Bucket entertains with an energetic and engaging stage show that whips the dance floor into a frenzy and leaves every audience member sweaty and screaming for more. The band's sonic elements pay homage to its influences -- 70's Funk and Soul music spiced with touches of Latin rhythms and seasoned with a touch of Hip Hop -- creating a uniquely funky and fresh listening experience. The 11-piece band complements its seamlessly tight hooks and dance grooves with bouts of over-the-top musicianship, and the result is a sound and performance that is musically intricate and complex yet accessible to even the most casual music fan.

Fueled by a propulsive rhythm section and led by the powerhouse vocals of front woman Sarah "Lil' Shrimp" Seminski, Big Ol' Dirty Bucket surged onto the local Boston music scene in May 2010 with its inaugural appearance in front of a sold-out downstairs crowd at The Middle East. A cascade of well-attended Boston Area appearances followed the performance over the next year, including an appearance on the main stage of the 21st Annual Boston Freedom Rally alongside chart-topping acts such as Tracy Bonham and Onyx.

BODB's inescapable live energy launched the band into first place in the Wormtown Trading Co. "Battle of the Bands" in the winter of 2011, consequently earning them a midnight Saturday night set at the Strange Creek Music and Art Festival alongside jam band and folk rock legends Max Creek and Strangefolk. Since then, Big Ol' Dirty Bucket has been scheduled to appear on the stages of other festivals including Harry Brown's Green Love Festival, the Wormtown Music Festival, Harry's Harvest Ball, Uphoria Music Festival, and others.

$25.00 - $30.00

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Everyone Orchestra with Normal Instruments, Big Ol' Dirty Bucket

Thursday, April 18 · Doors 6:30 PM at South Shore Music Hall