“Soul-Singing, Guitar-Slinging And Talented To The Highest Degree“ (The Bluegrass Situation), AJ Ghent Band Featured On Nationally Syndicated Beale Street Caravan
April 28, 2015 – Across the country this week, music fans heard the scorching sound of the AJ Ghent Band via a live session on the nationally syndicated show Beale Street Caravan. The AJ Ghent Band continue to build momentum around their debut, Live At Terminal West, an album/DVD combo out now on Blue Corn Music (home to Ruthie Foster, John Nemeth and others), with critical praise and an ever-expanding tour that will hit the West Coast and Midwest in the coming months.
Listen to the Beale Street Caravan session here.
Stream/download the album portion of Live At Terminal West here.
Watch a performance of “Watch What You Do” here.
For a full list of AJ Ghent Band tour dates, head to: http://ajghentband.com/tour/
Here’s what folks have been saying about Live At Terminal West and the AJ Ghent Band:
"Soul-singing, guitar-slinging and talented to the highest degree, stand up pedal steel player AJ Ghent lays the first brick in his path to Guitar God status with this 10-song live debut recorded at Atlanta’s Terminal West...there’s little to stand in Ghent’s way to guitar-playing stardom. This record is a fine calling card with which to introduce himself."
-The Bluegrass Situation
“[Live At Terminal West] does not disappoint.”
-Beale Street Caravan
“Bluesy, blustery funk rock with its nod to James Brown soul and Prince swagger.”
“A guy to really watch out for….bubbling to the surface now, it’s his turn.”
-WABE (Atlanta, GA)
"His debut release on Blue Corn shows why he deserves to have his own name at the top of the marquee."
-The Alternate Root
"A lust-filled, swaggering, stormy slide-guitar playing front man who sings tales of heartbreak, betrayal and beauty, AJ Ghent is reminiscent of James Brown and Otis Redding as he bellows out funky rock. His guitar playing is a masterful mix of Jimi Hendrix, Albert King and Ben Harper."
AJ is a direct descendent of "sacred steel" legends. His great uncle Willie Eason was among those who popularized gospel lap steel in the early 1900's, and his father Aubrey Ghent tours the world playing lap steel for the Slide Brothers. The AJ Ghent Band was hand picked by Zac Brown to open on the Zac Brown Band's 2013 U.S. tour and AJ performed on the Grohl Sessions Vol. 1. Additionally, AJ has been a member of Col. Bruce Hampton's band in the past, and has played alongside Gov't Mule and the Allman Brothers.
For more information on the AJ Ghent Band, please contact Rob Krauser at REK Room Media, firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.703.8361.