AJ Ghent Band To Brew Up Fun At Southern Brewers Fest

Monday, August 4, 2014

Blues-rock and soul fans can enjoy an afternoon of dance with the "soul-rock power" of  the AJ Ghent Band at the Southern Brewers Fest.  The AJ Ghent Band will hit the stage at 4 p.m. at the festival on Aug. 23.

Review for AJ Ghent Band:

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 Ghent has a unique stand-up lap steel approach, and he floods the stage with energy. The notes leap from his guitar, grab the listener and lead them to a fun place of sultry bright summer rock.

The AJ Ghent Band – Gary Paulo on saxophone and rhythm guitar, Will Groth on drums, Seth Watters on bass guitar, MarLa Ghent (wife) and Tiffany Ghent Belle (sister) on vocals and percussion – produce infectious, tight, smiled-filled grooves that have grown out of southern rockers like Lynryd Skynard and The Allman Brothers Band, and out of Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder.

Since forming in August 2012, the Atlanta-based AJ Ghent Band has toured with bands like the Zac Brown Band and cranked out epic rock jams of southern rock, soul and funk music that AJ Ghent calls “Southern Soul.” Every night the AJ Ghent Band graces the stage with a sexy, bluesy presence that pleases crowds everywhere as the band lets loose original hits such as “Elevator Love” and “Keep on Workin” and cover hits like “Purple Rain” and Dock of the Bay.” 

The debut album from The AJ Ghent Band is coming soon.

For more information on the Georgia Theatre visit http://southernbrewersfestival.org. For more information about the AJ Ghent Band visit http://ajghentband.com.


Tickets For Mannheim Steamroller On Sale Friday

Mannheim Steamroller will perform two shows on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Tivoli Theatre.  The first show is at 3 p.m., with doors opening at 2 p.m. and the second show is at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $99, $79, and $59 (plus applicable fees) plus applicable fees and are available at the Tivoli Theatre Box Office, tivolichattanooga.com or by ... (click for more)

Southern Sacred Sounds Concert Series To Premiere July 29 In Chattanooga

A  gospel music concert series is set to begin on July 29 at the Camp Jordan arena, in East Ridge. Southern Sacred Sounds Concert Series will present “Hometown Singing at the Camp”. The event will feature AGM Male Group of the Year, The Ball Brothers, as well as local favorites the Hullender Family, Greesons, and Master Peace Quartet. This is the first in a series of events ... (click for more)

Woman Arrested In Murder Of Eric Burchfield In Hixson; Mother Of Victim Said, "Ember Killed Him"

A woman has been arrested in the murder of 28-year-old Eric Burchfield in Hixson early Friday morning. Police identified her as Ember Lee Cash Elm. She was booked as Emily Leanne Brooks Johnson, 26, of 4024 Woodmont Dr. At 3:25 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a person who had been shot at the Kangaroo Express at 4849 Hixson Pike. Officers were on regular ... (click for more)

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson Booked At County Jail; Says He Is Not Guilty

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson was booked at the Bradley County Jail Friday morning. He faces six separate charges of altering/falsifying/forging a title plate assignment. Sheriff Watson, a former state legislator, posted a $30,000 bond. He issued this statement, "For more than a year, I have confronted numerous accusations from some who desire to have more control ... (click for more)

Do Something To Protect Our Children

It is unconscionable in this day and age that these children had to exist in such deplorable conditions and that an innocent baby suffered and died alone in a locked car.  Yes, there is blame and accountability considering this family had child neglect charges filed a few years ago (that were apparently dropped and expunged) and a large part of the responsibility should ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Dear Friend Jake

Two weeks ago four of us piled in a car to go down to Canton, Ga., so we could tell Jake Butcher goodbye. Bob McKamey, former mayor Ron Littlefield, a dazzling guy named Steve Wilson, and myself. This would be the last time any of us would see Jake. It was a spectacular day and anyone who doesn’t believe in such goodbyes is missing out on the greatest moment in their life. It is ... (click for more)