Gaining international fame with the Claire Lynch Band, and then performing in a duet with Missy Raines, Jim Hurst twice won the IBMA Guitar Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002, and has been nominated nearly every year since. Jim has been working solo since 2010, and started the Jim Hurst Trio 2016. He’s a veteran of teaching at Music camps in the US, Canada, England, Italy, and cruise ships in the Caribbean and Alaskan waterways. Jim also does workshops, private and online lessons on guitar, vocals and band coaching as well as preparation and production of recordings etc. Inspired by Doc Watson and Tony Rice, Jim began as a flat-picker, but the finger-style playing of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed was the “turn in the road” for Jim. The intertwining of these musical threads defines Jim’s unique style.