Scott Olson

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Scott Olson
OriginUnited States
Occupation(s)Guitarist, bassist, producer, recording engineer
InstrumentsGuitar, bass
Associated actsAlice In Chains, Heart, Deftones

Scott Olson is a guitarist, bassist, music producer and recording engineer. He played guitar with Heart between 1995-1998[1] and 2002–2003, and in 1996 he performed with Alice In Chains on their MTV Unplugged concert.[2] Olson was a recording consultant for Cameron Crowe's 2000 film Almost Famous.[3]

Olson attended Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie, Washington.[4]

In 2018, Olson was diagnosed with progressive dementia.[5] 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.[6][7]

Musician discography[edit]

  • Heart's Strange Euphoria (2012) - guitar, background vocals
  • A Very Special Christmas, Vols. 1-2 (2011) - guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • A Very Special Christmas Playlist Plus (2008) - guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • Alice in Chains' The Essential Alice in Chains (2006) - guitar, bass
  • Deftones' B-Sides & Rarities (2005) - guitar
  • Heart's Alive in Seattle (2003) - guitars, background vocals
  • Peepshow's Guilty Pleasures (2002) - guitars, strings, composer
  • Oklahoma State Wind Ensemble's WASBE '99: Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble (1999) - percussion
  • Alice in Chains' MTV Unplugged (1996) - guitar, bass
  • Tribute to Edith Piaf [Amherst] (1994) - guitar
  • A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 2 (1992) - vocals

Production discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Booth, Philip (24 July 1998). "Heart, Wilson still going crazy on you". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. p. 10. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  2. ^ Stout, Gene (18 February 2005). "Kinney drums up enthusiastic response for tsunami benefit". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Almost Famous (2000)". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on August 14, 2018. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "Mount Si High (MSHS) Class of 1973 Alumni List". Mount Si High School. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "Alice in Chains asks fans to help sick "Unplugged" collaborator". ABC News Radio. August 14, 2018. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  6. ^ Nancy Wilson (August 8, 2018). "Scotty Olson has been a great friend to me for so many years..." Facebook. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Boggy Depot - Jerry Cantrell". AllMusic. Retrieved May 10, 2018.

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