|Also known as||Scotty Olson|
|Born||1954 or 1955|
|Occupation(s)||Guitarist, bassist, producer, recording engineer|
|Instruments||Guitar, bass, keyboards|
|Associated acts||Alice In Chains, Heart, Deftones|
Scott Olson is an American musician, guitarist, bassist, music producer and recording engineer. He played guitar with Heart between 1995-1998 and 2002–2003, and in 1996 he performed with Alice In Chains on their MTV Unplugged concert. Olson was a recording consultant for Cameron Crowe's 2000 film Almost Famous. He performed with Alice in Chains again on February 18, 2005 during a benefit concert in Seattle for the victims of the 2004 tsunami disaster, and joined the band one more time to perform the song "No Excuses" at their concert in Washington, D.C. on October 25, 2006.
In 2018, Olson was diagnosed with progressive dementia. In August 2018, Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson and Alice in Chains shared on their social media pages a crowdfunding set up by friends of Olson to help cover his assisted living costs and medical expenses. As of 2019, Olson lives in a senior living facility in Kirkland, Washington.
|1992||A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 2
||Various||vocals on "Blue Christmas"|
|1994||Tribute to Edith Piaf
||Various||guitar on "Jezebel"|
||Alice in Chains||acoustic rhythm guitar;|
acoustic bass on "Killer Is Me"
|1999||WASBE '99: Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble
||Oklahoma State Wind Ensemble||percussion|
||Peepshow||composer, guitars, strings|
|2003||Alive in Seattle
||Heart||guitars, background vocals|
|2005||B-Sides & Rarities||Deftones||guitar on "Change (In The House Of Flies)"|
|2006||The Essential Alice in Chains
||Alice in Chains||acoustic rhythm guitar on "Nutshell";|
acoustic bass on "Over Now"
|2008||Playlist: The Very Best of Heart||Heart||lead guitar, backing vocals|
|Playlist Plus: A Very Special Christmas
||Various||guitar, keyboards, background vocals|
|2011||A Very Special Christmas Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
||Various||guitar, keyboards, background vocals|
|2012||Strange Euphoria||Heart||guitar, background vocals|
|1992||A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 2||Various||producer|
|1995||The Road Home||Heart||engineer, production manager|
|1996||Home Alive: The Art of Self Defense||Various||producer, engineer, mixing|
|Boggy Depot||Jerry Cantrell||assistant engineer|
|1999||Makin' Bacon||The Rockinghams||producer, engineer|
|Music Bank||Alice in Chains||recording, producer|
|2000||White Pony||Deftones||recording/Pro-Tools engineer|
|Musicworks 76: Changing The Score||Pauline Oliveros||electronics on "Primordial/Lift"|
|Almost Famous (Music From The Motion Picture)||Various||recording on "Fever Dog"|
|Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water||Limp Bizkit||engineer|
|Little Nicky (Music From the Motion Picture)||Various||engineer, Pro-Tools|
|2001||Valentine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)||Various||engineer, Pro-Tools|
|Live Raw in Germany||The Hellecasters||live mixing|
|Anyone for Doomsday?||Powerman 5000||engineer, Pro-Tools|
|2002||Guilty Pleasures||Peepshow||producer, composer, guitars, strings|
|Back to School (Mini Maggit)||Deftones||engineer, digital editing|
|2005||Catch Without Arms||Dredg||engineer, Pro-Tools|
|B-Sides & Rarities||Deftones||engineer, Pro-Tools|
|2006||III: In the Eyes of Fire||Unearth||engineer|
|2007||Moody Glow||Future Fossils||producer, engineer|
|2008||Playlist Plus: A Very Special Christmas||Various||producer|
|2009||Feathergun||Rishloo||producer, engineer, mixing|
|2011||A Very Special Christmas Vol. 1 & Vol. 2||Various||producer|
|2016||The Studio Album Collection||Deftones||engineer, Pro-Tools|
|1991||Kant Sheck Dees Bluze||Jimmy Dawkins|
|1992||Tell My Story Movin'||Louis Myers|
|2001||Adult Time||The Bottletones|
|2009||Midlife: A Beginner's Guide to Blur||Blur|
- "Scotty Olson - Synergia Northwest". Synergia Northwest.
- "Kirkland police asked for help finding missing man". Komo News. May 6, 2019.
- Booth, Philip (July 24, 1998). "Heart, Wilson still going crazy on you". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. p. 10. Retrieved January 26, 2011.
- Stout, Gene (February 18, 2005). "Kinney drums up enthusiastic response for tsunami benefit". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved January 26, 2011.
- "Almost Famous (2000)". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on August 14, 2018. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
- "ALICE IN CHAINS Joined By TOOL, PUDDLE OF MUDD, DAMAGEPLAN Singers During Benefit Concert". Blabbermouth. February 19, 2005.
- "Alice in Chains Concert Setlist at K-ROCK Tsunami Continued CARE Relief Benefit Concert 2005 on February 18, 2005". Setlist.fm.
- "Alice In Chains - No Excuses (Live DC 10/25/06)". YouTube. October 26, 2006.
- "Mount Si High (MSHS) Class of 1973 Alumni List". Mount Si High School. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
- "Alice in Chains asks fans to help sick "Unplugged" collaborator". ABC News Radio. August 14, 2018. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
- Nancy Wilson (August 8, 2018). "Scotty Olson has been a great friend to me for so many years..." Facebook. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
- "Alice In Chains: A gofundme Page has been set up for our friend Scotty Olson, who was recently diagnosed with progressive dementia..." Instagram. August 13, 2018. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
- "Boggy Depot - Jerry Cantrell". AllMusic. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
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