Jim Hurst

Feb 21, 2011 |  0 comments
Date: Feb 21, 2011 Time: 
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Bluegrass guitar at it’s best! Jim Hurst was born in Middleboro, Kentucky into a musical family and was raised with a guitar in his hands. Many weekends growing up were spent picking with family and friends. Jim was influenced early in his career by flatpickers such as Tony Rice and George Shuffler, but Doc Watson and Clarence White especially. He also heard Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, and Jerry Reed, calling his discovery of their fingerstyle playing “a turn in the road” for him. His diverse tastes led him to play in several bands, playing country, bluegrass, blues, jazz and other styles. His career was already growing when Holly Dunn came calling in 1990. Jim also performed with Sara Evans, Travis Tritt, and the McCarter Sisters. In search of more bluegrass playing, Hurst joined Grammy nominated and IBMA Vocalist of the Year – Claire Lynch in 1995….Jim is a sought after Nashville studio musician, recording and performing with many acoustic artists such as John Cowan, Mark Schatz, Tim O’Brien, and Sam Bush.  Jim continues to record and tour working solo dates, guitar workshops and clinics, and teaches private lessons as well as at music camps around the country.

visit his website: http://www.jimhurst.com/

tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day of show

 


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