Stanley’s Pub proudly presents Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret. on Thursday May 23rd.
Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm
Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226 513-871-6249
Tickets $10 advance/ $12 DOS. Tickets available at stanleys.frontgatetickets.com
Col. Bruce Hampton has been making music since he formed his first band in 1963. The Colonel has been in constant motion ever since leaving a trail of memorable live performances with his many bands, including The Hampton Grease Band, The Late Bronze Age, and The Aquarium Rescue Unit (ARU.)
During the ARU days, The Colonel helped start the 1990’s H.O.R.D.E. Festival with Widespread Panic, Phish, Blues Traveler, and Spin Doctors.
He has also appeared in the movie “Sling Blade” as poet and band manager Morris and starred in Mike Gordon’s cult classic “Outside Out” as a mystical guitar ‘out’structor. The documentary “Basically Frightened” debuted at the 2012 Atlanta Film Festival to rave reviews and chronicles Hampton’s four decades of adventures in the entertainment business.
The Colonel is currently touring with keyboardist Jez Graham and guitarist AJ Ghent, Jr.
A fixture in the Atlanta music scene since 1988, James “Jez” Graham is a piano player, singer and songwriter. He has worked for years with the legendary Francince Reed and is a noted session musician.
Aubrey Ghent Jr. (AJ) plays both lap and pedal steel guitar. He comes from a long line of steel guitar players and its been said that the gift is in his blood. It started with AJ’s grandfather Henry Nelson. Henry introduced the cutting edge soul sound of the steel guitar in a historical Pentecostal African American church, which sparked an interest for hundreds of men and women in the organization and abroad to start playing.
J Wunder’s father Aubrey Ghent Sr. is also one of the greats in the steel guitar community. He came along and took the style and edge of his father Henry Nelson to another level. His technique of mimicking the sound of a woman’s voice in today’s gospel, R&B, and soul music defines his style.
J Wunder is the new image of steel guitar for today’s generation and those to come. He sings, raps, writes, and produces and wants to impact the world with the brilliance of “feel good dance music.”