Michael John Ahern


Band to Join, Vocalist, Keyboard, Piano.


I am a rock and Americana singer and guitarist. Quite comfortable on stage or in the studio. I have a digital audio workstation and enjoy songwriting collaboration. I currently regionally tour in a band under my own flag and as acoustic electric duo with guitarist Chris Cotruvo. Two-time Emmy nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist rooted in classic and southern rock. Rolling Stone's Ben Fong-Torres described me as "a singing, picking, shredding embodiment of Americana music".
I was a voting member for the Grammy Awards, a member of the Producer and Engineering Wing of the Recording Academy, a NAMM member and I am President of StompLight, an innovative stage lighting and effect pedal manufacturer.

My most recent solo album DRIVE is an original collection of blues, modern country, rock and Americana. The title track (DRIVE) aired on radio stations in 26 countries and is available for play in the RockBand gaming space.

Screen name:
Michael John Ahern
Member since:
Jan 12 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week


Allman Brothers, Kansas, Dan Folgelberg, Fleetwood Mac, Firefall, Robin Trower, Dylan, ZZ Top, GnR, Bad Company, Steely Dan, Loggins and Messina, James Taylor, Pink Floyd, Govt Mule, Doobie Bros, Slash, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Jerry Garcia and Wilco

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:
Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:


Martin D-18, Takamine Sante Fe, Regal Triolian, Villette Gryphon, Warren Haynes Signature Gibson Les Paul, Jeff Beck Strat, American Tele, Fractal Audio FX8, Jimmy Jr. Devil Cat, Mesa Boogie Mini Rectifier, Ibanez AM 205, Marshall Cab w Greenbacks, Fender 1964 Champ, Fender 1967 Deluxe Reverb, Tubeworks 1/4 cab with JBL E-120s, Bose L1 PA, misc boards, power amps/mains/monitors. Home studio, Mic Closet, substantial outboard gear.