A project inspired by Everyone Orchestra's 20th Anniversary.
Wishing Everyone a Heart Full of Love in 2022!
In January of 2021, Everyone Orchestra turned 20 years old. In my mind, I had planned an epic celebration, bringing together many musicians from all over the globe to celebrate this amazing project that has brought so much light and love throughout the years. Obviously, the pandemic has dealt us card after card, and we keep losing the hand. So I decided to contact as many EO alumni as possible and ask them to participate in a virtual version of the celebration idea I concocted with Zach Gill at the song writing helm and Todd Kushnir managing video and audio production, titled "Heart Full of Love".
All in all, 73 incredible artists participated in this project. Virtually conducted, digital files were sent back and forth and then overlaid, mixed and mastered to become a magnum opus for Everyone Orchestra - a true and wide-ranging celebration of creativity, collaboration, community, and improvisation. A fun and happy song meant to lift your hearts and spirits. In a time when hopefulness can be hard to come by, and the music industry is once again being wrought with cancellations and lost touring opportunities, our hope is to raise the vibration as much as we can by putting out this work, at this time.
Along with the video release, we are offering a free NFT for Heart Full of Love that is also an augmented reality Instagram or Facebook filter, and fans interested in the NFT offering can fill out a form here: https://forms.gle/DHxbT4C2QgYFsMFn7
If you choose, please consider supporting EO and the musicians behind this effort by sending a tip via Venmo (@matt-butler-eo) and all proceeds will be distributed amongst the many participating performers. I would also like to add a special thanks to my good friends and supporters, Michael Becker, Paul Heller and Pat Murphy who provided the initial funding to make this happen.
Thanks for your support and love all these years! Hope to see you on the dance floor SOON!
Alric Carter (TAUK)
Al Schnier (moe.)
Allie Kral (Yonder Mountain String Band)
Anders Beck (Greensky Bluegrass)
Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits)
Asher Fulero (Paul Gilbert)
Ben Thomas (Zappa Plays Zappa)
Brett McConnell (Threedom)
Carl Harvey (Toots & the Maytals)
Chris Haugen (Jambay)
Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz (ALO)
DJ Williams (Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe)
Dylan Skursky (Cabinet)
Eric Yates (Hot Buttered Rum)
Futureman / Roy Wooten (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones)
Greg Anton (Zero)
Ian Faquini (Natalie Cressman)
Ian Neville (Dumpstaphunk)
Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk)
James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)
Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident)
Jeff Chimente (Dead and Company)
Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band)
Jeff Pevar (Crosby, Stills, and Nash)
Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit)
Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band)
Jeremy Schon (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong)
John Morgan Kimock (Mike Gordon Band)
Johnny Dwork (Peak Experience)
Josh Schwartz (Turkuaz)
Karina Rykman (Marco Benevento)
Katelyn Shook (Shook Twins)
Keith Moseley (The String Cheese Incident)
Kim Dawson (Pimps of Joytime)
Kyle Hollingsworth (The String Cheese Incident)
Laura Shook (Shook Twins)
Marco Benevento (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)
Mike Dillon (Les Claypool's Fancy Band)
Mike Gantzer (Aqueous)
Mikey Carubba (Turkuaz)
Mimi Naja (Fruition)
Nat Keefe (Hot Buttered Rum)
Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)
Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce, The Nth Power)
Pappy Biondo (Cabinet)
Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass)
Reed Mathis (Billy & The Kids)
Rob Derhak (moe.)
Robin Jackson (March Fourth Marching Band)
Ross James (Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band)
Ryan Stasik (Umphrey's McGee)
Shelley Doty (Jambay)
Shira Elias (Turkuaz)
Steve Adams (ALO)
Sunshine Becker (Furthur)
Tikyra Jackson (Southern Avenue)
Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth)
Tyler Thompson (Fruition)
Vernon Reid (Living Colour)
Vinnie Amico (moe.)
Zach Gill (ALO)
Everyone Orchestra is a blissful, masterfully conducted, fully spontaneous explosion of live music created by a rotating cast of world renowned musicians and led by conductor Matt Butler. Each show is 100% unique, as a carefully curated lineup of performers (from bands as preeminent as the Grateful Dead, Phish, The Meters, King Crimson, Ween, Widespread Panic, etc.) is guided through mostly up-tempo, danceable grooves under the creative leadership of Matt’s cues and improvised whiteboard directives.
Unlike other one-off “super jams”, Everyone Orchestra does not borrow from other artists’ song lists, but rather draws on the funky, jazzy, soulful, electronic, and Americana roots of the hand selected musicians who come together in a consistently stunning display of raw talent and imaginative improvisation. Audience engagement also sets EO apart; fans are brought into the magic on-the-fly when Matt turns his whiteboard around to share a hand written theme for the next song (you might see “Funk in A”, or “Space Jam”), or a chorus for the crowd to join in the rhythm.
For 20 years, Everyone Orchestra and Matt have brought an incredible, animated, joyful collaboration to stages from Wakarusa to Jam Cruise, High Sierra, Summer Camp and All Good to Electric Forest, Ottawa Music Festival, Arise, Beloved, and to the country’s most revered clubs including Brooklyn Bowl, Terrapin Crossroads, Cervantes Masterpiece, The Fillmore, Great American Music Hall, Park West, and countless others.
The list of Everyone Orchestra participants is an increasingly wide and intercontinental group, and a who's who of live music titans. They include: Jon Fishman (Phish); Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company); JoJo Hermann (Widespread Panic); Michael Kang, Michael Travis, Jason Hann, Bill Nershi & Kyle Hollingsworth (The String Cheese Incident); George Porter Jr. & Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters); Steve Kimock; Jennifer Hartswick & Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band); Joel Cummins & Kris Myers (Umphrey's McGee); Tony Levin (King Crimson); Claude Coleman Jr. (Ween); Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd); Eric Krasno (Soulive); Marco Benevento; Marc Brownstein & Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits); Steve Berlin (Los Lobos); Rob Derhak, Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico (Moe.); Danny Louis (Gov't Mule); Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic); Nicki Bluhm; Mike Greenfield & Chuck Morris (Lotus); Holly Bowling; John Kadlecik (Furthur); Youssoupha Sidibe...and many, many more.