A Musical Sojourn in Porto, with Members of Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, TAB, ALO, Fruition, and More
I just returned from a Musical Sojourn in Porto, Portugal, a weeklong musical experience featuring ALO’s Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Natalie Cressman and Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band and multiple other projects), Nikki Bluhm, members of Greensky Bluegrass, Fruition and Railroad Earth, and many other artists from the extended jam and bluegrass world. This was a unique and intimate event with six days and nights of musical tourism in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. (The entire musician list is at the end of this article.)
EO Worldwide, a new company founded by Matt Butler, presents ‘A Musical Sojourn in Porto’ in Porto, Portugal in October 2023. Best known as the founder and conductor of the Everyone Orchestra for over 20 years - conducting more than 1000 unique musicians amidst 500 shows - Matt Butler’s creative connection to the dynamic community of world-renowned musicians is the foundation for the distinctive musical connectivity of EO Worldwide's Musical Sojourns.
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.
Ardmore Music Hall will broadcast rock legends Living Colour’s only concert of 2020 on Saturday, October 24th, followed by Matt Butler’s Everyone Orchestra for their first live show since the beginning of the pandemic. Everyone Orchestra on Sunday, October 25th will feature Steve Kimock, Eli Winderman (Dopapod), Dylan Skursky (Cabinet), Arnetta Johnson and more.
Everyone Orchestra and Conductor Matt Butler have announced the third event in their Virtual Sessions Series, featuring an incredible lineup of prominent women musicians from across the musical map. The FREE performance takes place on Friday, August 14th at 9:30 PM EST and can be viewed on Everyone Orchestra’s Facebook and YouTube pages, along with video partner NUGS.net.The lineup includes:
Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)
Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania has one of the most unique backdrops in the country: Bethlehem Steel. Forming in 1904 (having roots all the way back to 1857), Bethlehem Steel or “The Steel”, as many of the city’s natives call it, was home to some of the hardest working employees for decades. On Thursday evening, a collaboration of top-notch musicians, Everyone Orchestra, came to town conducted by Matt Butler. Opening the night's festivities, Nik Greeley, along with his Philadelphia based members, “The Operators”.
Excitement builds as we eagerly prepare to gather at The Fillmore for our annual celebration on December 6. We're now completely sold out of table tickets--thanks for your amazing support! We still have general admission tickets available, which we expect to go pretty quickly too! We hope you'll join us, and can't wait to see you.