Notable AO Artists & Producers

Jeff Ament AO Gear: Bad Lieutenant, Sarge, Super Sarge Jeff Ament is the bass guitarist for and one of the founding members of Pearl Jam.  October 22, 2015 officially marked 25 years of Pearl Jam performing live.

Jeff Ament

AO Gear: Bad Lieutenant, Sarge, Super Sarge

Jeff Ament is the bass guitarist for and one of the founding members of Pearl Jam.  October 22, 2015 officially marked 25 years of Pearl Jam performing live.

Nels Cline AO Gear: Sarge, Super Sarge, Road Amp, Scanner, 1x12 Cab, 2x12 Cab Nels was named by Rolling Stone as one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". He's been a full-time member of the acclaimed rock band Wilco for the last dozen years. 

Nels Cline

AO Gear: Sarge, Super Sarge, Road Amp, Scanner, 1x12 Cab, 2x12 Cab

Nels was named by Rolling Stone as one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". He's been a full-time member of the acclaimed rock band Wilco for the last dozen years. 

Billy Gibbons AO Gear: Sarge ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons is unquestionably one of the finest blues-rock guitarists to ever emerge from Texas. Over the course of five classic albums over a six-year span, ZZ Top became one of the country’s top rock bands.

Billy Gibbons

AO Gear: Sarge

ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons is unquestionably one of the finest blues-rock guitarists to ever emerge from Texas. Over the course of five classic albums over a six-year span, ZZ Top became one of the country’s top rock bands.

John Scofield AO Gear: Super Sarge & 1x12 Cab American jazz-rock guitarist and composer John Scofield has defined the genre and has also played and collaborated with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, John Mayer, Dave Liebman and many other well-known artists. 

John Scofield

AO Gear: Super Sarge & 1x12 Cab

American jazz-rock guitarist and composer John Scofield has defined the genre and has also played and collaborated with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, John Mayer, Dave Liebman and many other well-known artists. 

 
Charlie Sexton AO Gear: Road Amp & Sarge Best known for currently being the guitarist for Bob Dylan, Charlie Sexton is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter.

Charlie Sexton

AO Gear: Road Amp & Sarge

Best known for currently being the guitarist for Bob Dylan, Charlie Sexton is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter.

Tim Pierce AO Gear: Sarge & 1x12 Cab Voted one of the top 10 session guitarists by Guitar World Magazine, Tim Pierce has worked for numerous well-known artists such as Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, and Eric Clapton. 

Tim Pierce

AO Gear: Sarge & 1x12 Cab

Voted one of the top 10 session guitarists by Guitar World Magazine, Tim Pierce has worked for numerous well-known artists such as Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, and Eric Clapton. 

Derek Wells AO Gear: Sarge, Scanner, Road Amp, 1x12 Cab Nashville session and touring guitarist Derek Wells has played with an extensive list of popular artists including Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, and Dolly Parton.

Derek Wells

AO Gear: Sarge, Scanner, Road Amp, 1x12 Cab

Nashville session and touring guitarist Derek Wells has played with an extensive list of popular artists including Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, and Dolly Parton.

Rob McNelley AO Gear: Sarge 2014 Academy of Country Music "Guitarist of the Year" Rob McNelley is one of Nashville's top session musicians. He has worked with such artists as Buddy Guy, Jason Aldean, and Lady Antebellum.

Rob McNelley

AO Gear: Sarge

2014 Academy of Country Music "Guitarist of the Year" Rob McNelley is one of Nashville's top session musicians. He has worked with such artists as Buddy Guy, Jason Aldean, and Lady Antebellum.

 
Vance Powell AO Gear:  Sarge, Super Sarge, Scanner Four-time Grammy award winning producer, mixer, engineer and co-owner of Sputnik Sound recording studio--Vance has worked with everyone from Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Kings of Leon, The White Stripes to Buddy Guy and countless others.

Vance Powell

AO Gear:  Sarge, Super Sarge, Scanner

Four-time Grammy award winning producer, mixer, engineer and co-owner of Sputnik Sound recording studio--Vance has worked with everyone from Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Kings of Leon, The White Stripes to Buddy Guy and countless others.

Tom Tapley  AO Gear: Sarge Grammy-nominated producer/engineer, Tom Tapley has engineered tracks from artists as diverse as Mastodon, Tom Morello, Elton John, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Faith Hill and Martina McBride.

Tom Tapley 

AO Gear: Sarge

Grammy-nominated producer/engineer, Tom Tapley has engineered tracks from artists as diverse as Mastodon, Tom Morello, Elton John, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Faith Hill and Martina McBride.

Marshall Altman AO Gear: Sarge & 1x12 Cabinet Marshall is a Nashville based recording producer and the owner of Galt Line Studio. His production credits include: Amy Grant, Eric Paslay, Frankie Ballard, Matt Nathanson’s Some Mad Hope, Marc Broussard’s definitive album Carencro, Brooke Fraser (Albertine), and many more. 

Marshall Altman

AO Gear: Sarge & 1x12 Cabinet

Marshall is a Nashville based recording producer and the owner of Galt Line Studio. His production credits include: Amy Grant, Eric Paslay, Frankie Ballard, Matt Nathanson’s Some Mad Hope, Marc Broussard’s definitive album Carencro, Brooke Fraser (Albertine), and many more. 

Mark Rubel  AO Gear: Sarge & Road Sarge Mark has recorded and produced extensively since 1980, both at his Pogo Studio in Champaign, Illinois and elsewhere. His list of clients includes Hum, Alison Krauss, Rascal Flatts,  Ludacris, Adrian Belew, Luther Allison, Jay Bennett, Melanie, Ian Hobson, Henry Butler and many more.

Mark Rubel 

AO Gear: Sarge & Road Sarge

Mark has recorded and produced extensively since 1980, both at his Pogo Studio in Champaign, Illinois and elsewhere. His list of clients includes Hum, Alison Krauss, Rascal Flatts,  Ludacris, Adrian Belew, Luther Allison, Jay Bennett, Melanie, Ian Hobson, Henry Butler and many more.

 
Kevin Breit  AO Gear: Sarge Part of the group The Sisters Euclid, Kevin is a Canadian guitarist, vocalist, and singer-song writer. He has worked as a touring guitarist with a wide range of artists including Celine Dion, Cassandra Wilson, Norah Jones and Hugh Laurie. Kevin has performed on 13 recordings that earned Grammy Awards. 

Kevin Breit 

AO Gear: Sarge

Part of the group The Sisters Euclid, Kevin is a Canadian guitarist, vocalist, and singer-song writer. He has worked as a touring guitarist with a wide range of artists including Celine Dion, Cassandra Wilson, Norah Jones and Hugh Laurie. Kevin has performed on 13 recordings that earned Grammy Awards. 

Jarle Bernhoft AO Gear: Sarge & Road Amp Jarle is a Norwegian singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and lyricist. His album Islander was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album in 2015. 

Jarle Bernhoft

AO Gear: Sarge & Road Amp

Jarle is a Norwegian singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and lyricist. His album Islander was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album in 2015. 

Kevin Ratterman AO Gear: Sarge, Super Sarge, 2x12 Cabs, 1x12 Cab Producer for La La Land Recordng Studio as well as lead guitarist for the band Twin Limb--Kevin Ratterman has spent the past decade working with such well known artists as My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips and Ray LaMontagne. 

Kevin Ratterman

AO Gear: Sarge, Super Sarge, 2x12 Cabs, 1x12 Cab

Producer for La La Land Recordng Studio as well as lead guitarist for the band Twin Limb--Kevin Ratterman has spent the past decade working with such well known artists as My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips and Ray LaMontagne. 

Kato Khandwala AO Gear: Sarge & Scanner Kato Khandwala is an American Record Producer and Mixer who got his start working in New York City. As a Multiple Platinum and Gold award winner, he has produced albums for artists such as The Pretty Reckless, Drowning Pool, Pierce The Veil and worked with Paramore,  Breaking Benjamin and My Chemical Romance, among many others.

Kato Khandwala

AO Gear: Sarge & Scanner

Kato Khandwala is an American Record Producer and Mixer who got his start working in New York City. As a Multiple Platinum and Gold award winner, he has produced albums for artists such as The Pretty Reckless, Drowning Pool, Pierce The Veil and worked with Paramore,  Breaking Benjamin and My Chemical Romance, among many others.

 
Michael Severs AO Gear: Road Amp  As one of the top studio and touring guitarists in Nashville, TN, Mike has played with some of the biggest names in music history, including Rod Stewart, Brian Wilson, Paul Simon, Dolly Parton, Kenny Chesney and Olivia Newton-John to name a few. 

Michael Severs

AO Gear: Road Amp 

As one of the top studio and touring guitarists in Nashville, TN, Mike has played with some of the biggest names in music history, including Rod Stewart, Brian Wilson, Paul Simon, Dolly Parton, Kenny Chesney and Olivia Newton-John to name a few. 

Matt Talbott AO Gear: Everything Guitarist, lead singer, and song writer for the alternative band Hum and now the band Centaur, Matt is best known for the single massive pop song called "Stars" in 1995. Matt also owns and operates Earth Analog, a recording studio outside Champaign, IL.

Matt Talbott

AO Gear: Everything

Guitarist, lead singer, and song writer for the alternative band Hum and now the band Centaur, Matt is best known for the single massive pop song called "Stars" in 1995. Matt also owns and operates Earth Analog, a recording studio outside Champaign, IL.

Thollem McDonas AO Gear: Mini MIDI Controller American pianist, improviser, composer, singer/song writer, touring performer and musical educator. Thollem has been touring North America and Europe since 2006, performing solo works and collaborating with an array of musicians and filmmakers.

Thollem McDonas

AO Gear: Mini MIDI Controller

American pianist, improviser, composer, singer/song writer, touring performer and musical educator. Thollem has been touring North America and Europe since 2006, performing solo works and collaborating with an array of musicians and filmmakers.

Bobby Holland AO Gear: Sarge Bobby Holland is a producer, engineer, and guitarist. He has worked on over 15,000 songs as well as worked with a number of artists including INTL, Megan Linsey, Isaac Hayden, and many others. 

Bobby Holland

AO Gear: Sarge

Bobby Holland is a producer, engineer, and guitarist. He has worked on over 15,000 songs as well as worked with a number of artists including INTL, Megan Linsey, Isaac Hayden, and many others. 

 
Vlad Holiday AO Gear: Sarge Vlad is the founder, lead vocalist and guitarist of the American band Born Cages. Part of a new NYC-based record label called Washington Square, Born Cages released their debut album "I'm Glad I'm Not Me" in 2015. 

Vlad Holiday

AO Gear: Sarge

Vlad is the founder, lead vocalist and guitarist of the American band Born Cages. Part of a new NYC-based record label called Washington Square, Born Cages released their debut album "I'm Glad I'm Not Me" in 2015. 

Sterling Musk AO Gear: Organic 15, Organic 30 Combo, 1x12 Cab Lead singer for the experimental Orange County band King Salamander. Their debut album "Salamander Lounge", released September 2015. This band visually and sonically transports the audience back to a 1920s-type setting at its live shows. 

Sterling Musk

AO Gear: Organic 15, Organic 30 Combo, 1x12 Cab

Lead singer for the experimental Orange County band King Salamander. Their debut album "Salamander Lounge", released September 2015. This band visually and sonically transports the audience back to a 1920s-type setting at its live shows. 

Desmond Murphy AO Gear: Bad Lieutenant Organic matching 4x10 Cab Bassist for the experimental Orange County band King Salamander. Influenced by The Doors and 1990s jazz/rock group Morphine, King Salamander is considered "a modern Rat Pack with an edge to it". 

Desmond Murphy

AO Gear: Bad Lieutenant Organic matching 4x10 Cab

Bassist for the experimental Orange County band King Salamander. Influenced by The Doors and 1990s jazz/rock group Morphine, King Salamander is considered "a modern Rat Pack with an edge to it". 

Charles C. Horse AO Gear: Road Amp & 2x10 Cabinet  Lead guitarist for the experimental Orange County band King Salamander. King Salamander is focused on reviving Vegas swag and bringing back lounge music in a big way. 

Charles C. Horse

AO Gear: Road Amp & 2x10 Cabinet 

Lead guitarist for the experimental Orange County band King Salamander. King Salamander is focused on reviving Vegas swag and bringing back lounge music in a big way.