A.J. Ghent [ j-ent ] is a third-generation singer-songwriter, producer and lap and pedal steel guitar player. Ghent was the front man in Colonel Bruce Hampton’s band. In April 2015, Ghent released a debut CD/DVD release titled Live At Terminal West with a new line up under the name The AJ Ghent Band, which included his wife MarLa Ghent, his sister Tiffany Ghent.
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. AJ Ghent’s debut studio album, The Neo Blues Project, debuted #7 on the Blues Billboard Charts, and reached the #11 spot on the Top 50 Blues Rock Roots Music Report in February 2018. – Wikipedia