“If you put Robert Johnson, Jerry Douglas and Sam Bush into a blender and poured the blend into a three molds you'd have Anderlik, Otto & Church. These boys are great musicians and great people, and we love having them as an integral part of the music family here in the Chicago area. ”
— Steve Warrenfeltz, Fox Valley Music Foundation
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. In addition to weekly gigs around the Chicago area and the MidWest, the band is currently preparing to record their first CD which will be released later in 2018.