AJ's melodic and inspired steel guitar playing has brought the sound of the Sacred Steel tradition to a whole new audience. AJ was raised within that heritage, as his great uncle Willie Eason and his grandfather Henry Nelson were the founders of the style. Now, with fans like Tosin Abasi supporting and sharing his music the world over on Instagram and YouTube, AJ Ghent is bringing peace through music everywhere he can be heard!
1:25 - The Sacred Steel guitar method, AJ’s own personal style, and his live album
6:20 - Growing up in a family of Sacred Steel players within the Church, and the genesis of the style
12:47 - The technical prowess that goes into Sacred Steel playing, and AJ’s transition from lap steel to electric guitar
20:20 - AJ’s Abasi Lareda w/ Fluence pickups, and his go-to amps
24:37 - Living in Atlanta, hanging with Col. Bruce Hampton, and the fear of flying
36:35 - The COVs, how AJ has been getting through, and playing his part in bringing peace through music
59:25 - AJ’s ear for vocal melodies, and the importance of ‘singing’
Total Length: 67:48
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