All Star Cast to Join Matt Butler and Everyone Orchestra at Gypsy Sally’s

Mark Raker
By Mark Raker / December 26, 2018

The Everyone Orchestra (EO), led by conductor/founder Matt Butler, will return to Gypsy Sally's this Friday night, December 28, 2018.  EO's Matt Butler has been leading a rotating cast of top shelf musicians through full-length unscripted shows that are entirely improvised, since 2001, after touring with the rock band Jambay. In 2012, Butler gathered particularly well-known musicians from bands like Phish, Moe., and others, and recorded Everyone Orchestra’s first studio album, Brooklyn Sessions (2012), which was still largely improvised.

“The experience of playing with different musicians, improvising every night, and getting the crowd involved in ways that they can’t be at a regular show has provided an unparalleled live music experience,” said Butler.

Butler brings the troupe back to Gypsy Sally's with the following musicians:  Al Schnier (Moe), Vinnie Amico (Moe), Glenn McClelland (Ween), Larry Keel, James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Todd Herrington (Cris Jacobs Band), Jay Starling (Love Canon) w/ Of Tomorrow,  as the opening band.  Herrington will be making his debut performance with the orchestra at this show.

Everyone Orchestra Performs at Gypsy Sallys

Butler has taken the band's participants, both on stage and off, on improvisational journeys with the most diverse of lineups at festivals, theaters and philanthropic events both nationally and internationally. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions.

Performance Details

Performance Details



Friday, Dec 28th, 2018

Doors: 7:00 PM

Show: 9:00 PM

Gypsy Sally's

3401 K Street Northwest (Water St.)

Washington, DC 20007

(Google Maps Link)

$20 - In Advance

$23 - Day of Performance

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Mark Raker

Mark Raker

Mark Raker is a Washington, D.C. area photographer who pursues a wide variety of photographic subjects and interests. His event photography includes concerts, festivals, food, wine and beer events as well as corporate and other special events in the Washington area.