Three of the top bluegrass musicians in the Chicago area, Rob Anderlik, Pat Otto and Mike Church first met at late night jam session and felt a deep musical connection from the moment they played together. Even better, they discovered they shared a wide range of musical interests, ranging from Southern Rock, Blues, Swing, Jazz Standards, Cinematic Instrumentals, Folk Music and of course, Bluegrass. They formed a trio in 2015 and quickly built a reputation as one of the most versatile acoustic jam bands in the Chicago area. With a wide range of musical interests and the chops to back it up, the energy they create in their live performances is musical artistry at it’s best. Whether it’s a fiery fiddle tune, a low-down blues or one of their own compositions, AOC crosses musical genres with the authority and conviction that comes from mastering their instruments – guitar, mandolin and dobro.