Jim Hurst: Three is Better Than One

Jim Hurst Trio Album JHT-1This week, for the second time on The Music Room, we chatted with Jim Hurst, regarding his unique bluegrass style. Hurst’s uncommon picking style for guitar brings a fresh sound to the traditional world of bluegrass music. He embodies both country and bluegrass styles, all while exploring notes outside of these genres to create more intricate music. Hurst enjoys playing intimate concerts, which allows his listeners to fully immerse themselves into the stories he tells with his sound.

Currently, plays with Erik Alvar and Nate Lee in the Jim Hurst Trio. Hurst believes that working with a small group of musicians acts as a palate cleanser, when compared to performing with a full band. The trio released their first album, JHT-1 in September 2016. The Jim Hurst Trio will be performing live at the Unitarian Universalist Hall in Newark, on Friday, March 24, at 8pm.

The Interview

Jim Hurst hosted by Mandorichard. Recorded live on March 14, 2017
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About Our Guest

Jim Hurst’s bluegrass style comes from influences by Tony Rice, Clarence White, and Jerry Reed. Originally playing with the Claire Lynch and her Front Porch String Band in 1995, Hurst left the group in 2010 to pursue his solo career. Since then, he has recorded six studio albums, ranging from solos, duos, and trios. His newest album, JHT-1, features music from the Jim Hurst Trio, made up of Hurst, Erik Alvar, and Nate Lee.

The Music

Artist Song Album Year
Jim Hurst Trio  Why Do You Treat Him Like You Do  JHT-1 2016
Jim Hurst Through The Garden Intrepid 2012
Jim Hurst & Roberto Dalla Vecchia Alone and Forsaken Atlantic Crossing  2015

Learn More

Mandorichard: Producer, host, recording engineer, audio editor
Sam O’Donnell: Web page author and editor