We caught up with Jim Hurst over the weekend, and he shared news about a new recording – welcome news to the many fans of this richly-awarded, highly-virtuosic guitarist.
This recording is representative of what my solo performances are – one man and his guitar. I have one quartet gospel song with my guitar, but all the other songs are just me. There is a variety to the song selection but not quite as varied as my latest CD, A Box of Chocolates.
Recorded with Scott Vestal at his Digital Underground Studio, I am happy with the musical effort and the song selection. Unlike my other recordings where I use a few instruments, Intrepid features one guitar, my Jim Hurst model Gallagher. It’s versatile and I think represents the Gallagher brand and my styles of playing incredibly well. Scott and I also utilized the Fishman Auro Pro system in the recording along with some of Scott’s mics and pre-amps. The Aura system in my guitar has exclusive Jim Hurst guitar ‘Imaging’ and I am extremely happy with that. I will share a separate mix of this recording using only the Aura Pro/JH model guitar sounds (without mics) on my website at some point, so folks can hear the incredible sound of the system.
I feel like this recording is possibly the most important one in my career at this point. Again, it is representative of what I do in my solo performances, and I think that is important for engagement prospects and event producers, and my friends and followers. Ultimately, they’ll be the judge…”