“… high-energy romp through gospel, soul and funk-infused landscapes…”
“A guitar that Sings! Show him nothin' but love... — William "Bootsy" Collins”
“NEVER HEARD ANYONE PLAY LIKE THAT. IT SOUNDS LIKE AN ACTUAL VOICE HUMMING-WOW!! — India Arie”
AJ Ghent [ j-ent ] - About
AJ Ghent [ j-ent ] fuses the sounds of his Singing Guitar with rock, blues, funk and pop into what he likes to call Neo Blues. The musical art produced has been classified as witty, energetic, soulful and funky, with messages of positivity, love and overcoming hardships.
He has had a colorful career thus far playing and opening for such legendary acts like Zac Brown, The Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks, Robert Cray, and Gov’t Mule. AJ was handpicked as an ambassador for the Southern Region of the US music and tourism divisions, performing at events in Canada and the UK, as well as Melia and Eric Clapton's Turn Up For Recovery charity. He can be heard on various recordings with Zac Brown, and was featured on Zac Brown’s 2013 Grohl Sessions Vol. 1 alongside Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters). AJ is also featured on the Starbucks Nation of US campaign, alongside John Legend, Allen Stone, Imagine Dragons and more. His uplifting anthem “Power”, was chosen for the official Spotify Playlist for the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones. The playlist revealed through the songs selected, how the highly anticipated last season would end.
AJ has touched the hearts of thousands worldwide with his Singing Guitar, becoming a viral sensation online, and taking music lovers on a true journey at live shows.
Ghent knows where his talent comes from and isn’t afraid to explore other sounds. His first studio album (released March 16, 2018) titled The Neo Blues Project is something different: A musical fusion form that takes art and skill to master, something that AJ has spent his whole life perfecting. The album debuted #7 on the Billboard Blues Charts on its release week.
AJ’s latest release- AJ Ghent Presents: Let the Guitar Sing (Live at American Sushi) is a live experience of AJ, his Singing Guitar, and his band. The songs are filled with passion and musical healing. This album has been met with rave reviews and critical acclaim.