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A. J. Ghent

Born: Sep 18, 1986

Birthplace: Fort Pierce

Nationality: United States

A. J. Ghent

Date of Birth : Sep 18, 1986
Birth Place : Fort Pierce

A. J. Ghent is a third-generation singer-songwriter and lap and pedal steel guitar player. Ghent was the front man in Colonel Bruce Hampton's band. In April 2015, Ghent release a debut CD/DVD release called Live At Terminal West with a new line up under the name The AJ Ghent Band, which includes his wife Marla Ghent, his sister Tiffany Ghent, Seth Watters, Gary Paulo, and Will Groth. Ghent was born into a legacy of famous lap steel guitar players such as his great uncle Willie Eason, grandfather Henry Nelson, and father Aubrey Ghent Sr, who greatly influenced his son's career. His grandfather Henry Nelson was the founder of the "Sacred Steel" rhythmic style played by many steel guitarists today including Robert Randolph, The Lee Boys, The Campbell Brothers, and guitarists such as Derek Trucks.

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