A.J. is a member of the Grammy Recording Academy’s Black Artist Collective–special advisory group that aims to amplify Black voices–and an active member of the Grammy Recording Academy. A.J. spent her early childhood in rural Columbia, Louisiana and has been an active community member of Shreveport, Louisiana for nearly two decades.
Touring with her band, Seratones offers unique perspectives on the potential of co-creating community spaces. She has garnered many accolades for her songwriting, most recently winning second place in the International Songwriting Competition. Through the diverse richness in her experiences, A.J. embodies how creating art from a place of intersectional vulnerabilities helps to create liberatory futures for us all.
"I adore my sE V7 Chrome mic. In my experience, it’s been consistently one of the best sounding live microphones in any size venue. I’ve taken it all around the world and know it’s dependable. I also use it for tracking demos in my home studio. Also, the chrome look is undeniably classic."
— A.J. Haynes
"The sE V7 is stellar for live performance because of the feedback rejection. I feel like my voice is always true to color and clarity. My pro-tip for maximum gain before feedback: use a pair of floor wedges, one on each side of the mic position. This compliments the nature of supercardoid mics."