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by Jim Hurst Trio

Bluegrass plus, acoustic trio of guitar, fiddle/mandolin, upright bass, and vocals performing mostly original compostions from bluegrass plus to new age acoustic music
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Modaliousness
2:50 album only
2. I'm on My Way Back Home to You
4:17 album only
3. Daisies for Judy
3:37 album only
4. My Own True Darlin'
3:51 album only
5. Keep Me Awake
4:08 album only
6. Sittin' on Top of the World
4:15 album only
7. The Machine
3:32 album only
8. Funky Flatfoot
2:38 album only
9. This Waltz Is for You
4:25 album only
10. Young Mr. Clark
3:05 album only
11. Why Do You Treat Him Like You Do
3:59 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The first time I saw Jim Hurst play was by accident. A friend told me to go see the new hot guitar player in a different band when I noticed that Claire Lynch and the Front Porch String Band were performing at the same festival stage. I got a seat early to hear Claire’s show and was immediately mesmerized by Jim’s guitar playing. I’m not sure if I ever got around to listening to the other guitar player.

It seemed he could do anything. His bluegrass playing was as good as any flatpicker I’d ever heard, but then he started fingerpicking ala Jerry Reed. He played swing, blues, country, and it wasn’t just hot licks. There was real depth to his playing, doing exactly what the song needed and always with this incredible groove. This groove connects more deeply than just making you want to tap your foot. It feels like it synchronizes your heartbeat to the music. That’s what Jim’s guitar playing does to me.

Joining Jim are Nate Lee on mandolin and fiddle and Erik Alvar on bass. I’m a little jealous of Nate and Erik. They get to play with that Jim Hurst groove all the time in the Jim Hurst Trio, but they’re not just playing along. They supply plenty of depth themselves with rhythm playing that supports the trio sound perfectly and solos that are always appropriate for the song, whatever the style.

Dallas native Nate Lee is a graduate of South Plains College in Levelland, TX but did his post-graduate work as a member of The Alan Munde Gazette. Nate sounds equally at home playing straight up bluegrass, swing, blues or old-time on either fiddle or mandolin and always with great tone. Nate’s original instrumental The Machine takes the trio into yet another musical genre with its almost Latin jazz feel.

While in college at Florida State University, Erik Alvar studied and performed classical and jazz bass while finding time to play bluegrass and acoustic music in Tallahassee’s active music scene. Erik has toured with bluegrass bands and acoustic ensembles, and has even signed on with a few traveling theater shows. The trio makes use of his talents from playing funk lines on his upright bass to playing old time mandolin.

From the heartfelt vocals of I’m On My Way Home To You and My Own True Darlin’ (both co-written by Jim), to the bluegrassy drive of Young Mr. Clark and the downright funky groove of Funky Flatfoot, this CD covers more musical styles than you’d expect to hear from a trio. Equally impressive in all these styles, they don’t stop there. The musical journey continues with the swinging Keep Me Awake, the bluesy Sittin’ On Top Of The World and Why Do You Treat Him Like You Do?, that just make you want to play along. Well, they make me want to play along, and I suppose that’s one of the highest compliments that one musician can give to another.

It is my pleasure to introduce The Jim Hurst Trio.

Ned Luberecki
Banjo Player - Nashville, Tennessee
Sirius XM Satellite Radio - Bluegrass



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