Jim Hurst is a great bluegrass guitar player, as attested by his multiple wins at IBMA, but he’s also very gifted in other styles of music. On his latest CD, A Box Of Chocolates, you get a little taste of the various style’s Jim likes to sample from time to time.
The songs range from solo guitar instrumentals, to full band pieces with harmony vocals. Some are bluegrass in nature, while others have more of a blues feel, swing approach, or finger-picking style. There are uptempo instrumentals, and slow ballads. A lot of variety, just as you’d expect from A Box Of Chocolates.
Guest artists on the CD include luminaries such as Sam Bush, Mark Schatz, Scott Vestal, Dennis Crouch, Buck White, Claire Lynch, Jeremy Garrett, and others.
A Box Of Chocolates contains a lot of different musical tastes, but they are all good. Jim is aware of the difficulty of selling such a product though, as reflected in this comment from the liner notes.
Well I ain’t ever been a commercially viable produt anyway, so why not record a CD that makes at least one person happy? ME! So, this is it…A Box Of Chocolates.
That may be stating it a little strongly, as I’m sure Jim will find that many people will find a smile on their face while listening to this latest recording of his.
A Box Of Chocolates is now available for purchase directly from Jim’s website.