It’s A Beautiful Day from Jim Hurst

One artist we have missed during the pandemic year has been Jim Hurst. The celebrated guitarist and vocalist has been keeping a low profile while shows have been missing in action, but with warm weather and a promise of renewed activity on the touring front, Jim is back with a happy, feel good song of the season.

It’s A Beautiful Day, one of his compositions, starts out with Hurst’s Jerry Reed-inspired fingerstyle guitar and rich baritone voice, but he is quickly joined by an all-star cast of pickers who generate a snappy swing beat to get those toes a’tappin’. Emory Lester is on mandolin, Fred Carpenter on fiddle, Mike Witcher on reso-guitar, and Michael Gaisbacher on bass.

For the choruses, Jim is accompanied by Claire Lynch, Dale Ann Bradley, and Shelton Feazell in a Gospel-style quartet. It really makes you feel like running outdoors to bask in the sunshine.

Here’s a taste.

It’s A Beautiful Day is available now wherever you stream or download music online. Share some of the joy of springtime with a friend in this song.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.