AJ Ghent Band
AJ Ghent is carrying the instrument, and the soul, of those who came before him –but in a most modern way. It’s true that the lap steel guitar has been the electrified ghost of Mississippi’s Delta Blues, and the inspiration for the fiery ‘sacred steel’ tradition of Florida’s Pentecostal worship services, for over a century, but when that lap steel is turned on its side and strapped on like a futuristic-looking guitar-shaped rocket ship, the instrument takes on a whole new dimension.
AJ Ghent Band has one album under their belt, but thousands of touring miles from the land, sea and the air. AJ’s debut release, Live At Terminal West (Blue Corn Music), is a CD/DVD package released April 2015, which included a 6-piece unit.
Since the album, bandleader, AJ Ghent has been focusing more on his roots. He now tours as a 4-piece with him on slide guitar and vocals, his wife MarLa Ghent on bass synth, keyboard, and vocals, his sister Tiffany Ghent on percussion and a drummer. AJ Ghent Band constructs an indie rock sound howling from the church to the blues. Their style can be defined as fresh, yet reminiscent on music of times past, electrifying, and rootsy, what they like to call NEO BLUES.
The energy and passion that resonates from the stage is sure to be felt in the crowd. The frequencies of the instruments combined promote an unforgettable experience that will carry you into a musical paradise. Lyrically, and stylistically, AJ Ghent Band works to stick the root of it all - from the depths of the dirt when songs of hardship were sung to help you overcome.
AJ Ghent Band has already caught the attention of A-list musicians currently on the scene. AJ has performed alongside Gov’t Mule and The Allman Brothers, opened for Robert Cray and laid down tracks for Zac Brown’s
2013 Grohl Sessions Vol. 1 as one of three guest artists alongside Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and bassist Oteil Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Allman Brothers Band).
*Toured and recorded with Zac Brown Band*
*2015 Atlanta Braves Band of the Year*
AJ Ghent Band has performed with and for The Atlanta Braves Gov’t Mule, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, Moe., Tab Benoit, Dumstaphunk, Allman Brothers, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Paul Thorn, Robert Randolph, North Mississippi Allstars, The Revivalists & more!