Al Sutton

Al Sutton has been founding and running studios & record labels while producing, engineering, writing and recording music for more than 25 years. His production credits include seminal records by The Sights, Dead String Brothers, Detroit Cobras and Don Caballero, as well as current tracks for Uncle Kracker, and most notably, Kid Rock. For the past decade, Sutton has been producing and engineering for Kid Rock on a regular basis, as well as running his own recording studio, Rustbelt, in Royal Oak Michigan.

In addition to his long-standing relationship with Kid Rock, which has resulted in four multi-platinum records, Sutton has worked with such well-known artists, bands and producers as Hank Williams Jr., Lynard Skynard, Rob Cavallo (Producer – Green Day), Sheryl Crow, Ron St. Germain (Producer – Creed), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Pop Evil and Paolo Nutini. He has received multiple nominations and awards for “Best Producer” by the Detroit Music Awards Foundation. Sutton has also been asked to professionally endorse products by Fender Guitar and Mackie Electronics.

Steve Lehane

“Studio” Steve Lehane is Rustbelt’s senior engineer. Training under local legends Steve King, Al Sutton, and Eric Hoegemeyer, Steve has quickly gained a reputation in Detroit as an in-demand engineer, producer and mixer. Steve has worked on projects with Mark Foster (Foster the People), Gregg Alexander (New Radicals), Motown legend Dennis Coffey, Black Dahlia Murder, Uncle Kracker, Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas (for whom he also tours with as bassist), Hellbound Glory, and the Brandon Williams Experiment.