Bluegrass / Americana / Singer/Songwriter
let you know that I'm coming to Wichita Falls TX for a concert Friday night, Jan.
Hope you can
come, and I'd love it if you could let others know - anyone in the area who might
like to know about it. It is a bremefit event and is FREE admission.
They will ask for donations for a worthy cause.
Come on out and join me. Take care and be well!
"When I met Jim Hurst for the first time last summer, I was almost surprised
to discover he has just two hands. He sure plays guitar like he has a couple of
extras, using a blend of flat picking and finger picking to play bass lines, melody
lines and support lines all at once.
That how-does-one-guy-play-that approach is on display throughout Jim’s new
self-produced CD, Intrepid. For 12 of the 13 songs, it’s just him –
one voice and one guitar – laying it on the line. “It’s kind of
like a courageous leap of faith,” he told me the other day.
The stripped down production results in music that’s easy to listen to, but
that makes you think without being preachy. Every time I play these songs, I “see”
myself sitting in the dark, in front of a roaring fire, at my favorite cabin –
even when it’s the middle of the day and I’m stuck in the middle of
the city a couple of hundred miles away. That’s some powerful stuff.
*Follow weblink to read entire review" David Morris, Bluegrass Today Blog
"After serving time in some
pretty high-level country stars’ bands, singer/guitarist Jim Hurst spent a
number of years in Claire Lynch’s ensemble, and then in a groundbreaking duo
with bassist Missy Raines, before going out all on his own. Fortunately, as his
latest project — the aptly-titled just-a-guy-and-his-guitar Intrepid —
makes clear, Hurst is an infinitely capable musician whose solo work can be every
bit as riveting — and varied — as that of many full bands. Though he’s
earned a couple of IBMA Guitar Player Of The Year awards, bluegrass-style flatpicking
is just a small part of his repertoire, which includes the assured, energetic fingerpicking
showcased in Intrepid’s “Open G Medley.” Hurst isn’t afraid
to mix up his styles, either — and he’s a warm and engaging singer,
to boot." Jon Weisberger, Nashville Scene
"2010 marked a year of note for
Jim Hurst. After playing for over two decades in bands or duets, he finally decided
it was time to “express the musical efforts of Jim Hurst, for Jim Hurst ...
for better or worse.” “I don’t know why my desire to be loyal
and the best ‘team’ player I could be was strong enough to delay my
own personal musical efforts,” he says, “but it did.” His plans
include “doing as many dates, workshops, music camps as I can, and looking
forward to the next musical opportunities — hopefully touring Europe next
year.” For more: follow weblink to read full article" Shawndra
Russell, Savannah Morning News - Savannah Now