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Published: 2005/02/25

Jon Fishman, Bill Nershi, Michael Travis and Kai Eckhardt Join ‘Everyone’

The Everyone Orchestra will once again draw a variety of jamband bigwigs for several nights of improvisational music. Spearheaded by drummer Matt

Butler, the Everyone Orchestra features a revolving cast of musicians performing several mini-sets, as well as an improv-based concluding jam featuring each of the evening’s players. Jon Fishman, Bill Nershi, Michael Travis and Garaj Mahal’s Kai Eckhardt are among the musicians joining Butler at Portland, OR’s Crystal Ballroom on April 14 and 15 and at Eugene,
OR’s WOW Hall on April 16. Each concert will benefit the Pangaea Project, which works with young people from low-income families to address social and environmental issues. Other confirmed performers include bassist Tye North, hammered dulcimer player Jamie Janover, guitarist/bassist Aaron Holstein, guitarist/mandolinist Scott Law, keyboardist Steve Vidaic, vocalist Libby Kirkpatrick, violinist Enion Pelta and mandolinist David Tiller.
Nodding to the Everyone Orchestra’s collaborative spirit, a number of musician workshops will precede the Everyone Orchestra’s April 15 performance: Jon Fishman, Michael Travis, Matt Butler and Jamie Janover
will hold a drum and percussion session, while Billy Nershi, Scott Law and Libby Kirkpatrick will explore their singer/songwriter roots.

Guster Go Back to College Guster will take a spring break from its current recording sessions to play a brief mid-west college run. The trio is currently in Nashville, TN laying down vocal tracks for its fifth studio album. Unofficial fourth member Joe Pisapia is producing the recording sessions. Beginning April 15, Guster s spring tour will make stops in Delaware, OH, Iowa City, IA, West Lafayette, IN, Winona, MN, Collegeville, MN, Peoria, IL, Mason City, IA, Appleton, WI and Milwaukee, WI. In early May, the group will also travel overseas for a pair of UK dates in Manchester and London.

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