"Ghent takes you to church with his steel guitar!" His charisma
isn't readily apparent until he straps on his guitar on stage ...
giving him a new pulpit from which to preach!"
(Scott Bock, Juke Blues Magazine)
"Somewhere around the three quarter mark a new energy took over that
made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. This was the singing
steel voice of Aubrey Ghent, taking over, raising the roof of both
the church service at which he was performing and the room I was
(Rick Vito, Vintage Guitar)
"...hymns and spiritual songs rock with Pentecostal zeal. He's
re-christening an alternative tradition, telling old stories in new
(Michael Jarrett, Pulse)
"...believers and skeptics alike will find chills running down their
spines as Ghent coaxes a wail from his strings that masterfully
invokes the moaning tradition. At times it's hard to believe that
these sounds are coming from an inanimate object."
(David Whiteis, Living Blues)
Of his playing on Sacred Steel, voted the "Disc of Destiny" "Ghent's
massive-toned, tear-it-up 'Praise Music is wild beyond description!"
"Think for a moment of the true giants of the guitar world, the
small and elite handful of classic players whose influence, style,
and genius sets them apart from virtually all others. Segovia comes
to mind, as does Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, BB King, Chet
Atkins, and Jimi Hendrix, to name some. Into this select group I now
nominate the addition of Rev. Aubrey Ghent, the soulful and
inspirational Master of the Sacred Steel style!"
(Rick Vito, Vintage Guitar Magazine)
"If ever the hand of GOD touched a performer, then this is it. What
Hendrix was to guitar, Aubrey Ghent is to lap steel!" (Andy Gigg-Real
"Through the years I've developed maneuverability with the steel
bar...I got away from reading music, now I play by the feel, playing
from the soul and from the heart."
(Scott Bock/AG, Juke Blues)
He is recognized by his peers and a growing public audience as "one
of the most expressive lap steel guitarists" ..."
(Robert Stone, Living Blues)
"Allen Woody turned me on to an Aubrey Ghent record, and When I
heard the third track, "Amazing Grace" I would have sworn the first
ten seconds was a woman's voice!"
Trucks, Guitar World)