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The 2013-2014 Concert Series presents...

Jim Hurst

Saturday, November 2, 2013
Potluck 6:00 pm
Concert 7:30 pm
at Fort Hunter

“Guitar Wizard Jim Hurst to appear in Harrisburg November 2nd” »
...on Jess’s blog (link opens in a new window)

“Guitar master Jim Hurst at Fort Hunter” »
...on (link opens in a new window)

Jim Hurst's intricate, impeccable guitar style is an amalgam of influences — beginning with flat-picking greats like Tony Rice and Doc Watson, adding the finger-style playing of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, seasoned with electric country and many other influences. Jim is a two-time winner of, and 2013 nominee for, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) "Guitarist of the Year" Award.

Jim's winding career path has taken him from Holly Dunn's Rio Band to Trisha Yearwood, Sara Evans, Claire Lynch and The Front Porch String Band, and a groundbreaking collaboration with bassist Missy Raines. Since going solo in 2010, Jim has wowed audiences nationally and internationally with his astounding guitar work, soothing vocals, and his affable, gregarious personality. In addition to performing full-time, he's also in demand for projects with other bluegrass greats, most recently Rob Ickes and David Grisman.

When I met Jim Hurst for the first time last summer, I was almost surprised to discover he has just two hands. He sure plays guitar like he has a couple of extras, using a blend of flat picking and finger picking to play bass lines, melody lines and support lines all at once. —David Morris in Bluegrass Today

Fort Hunter Centennial Barn

5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Directions & Venue Info

Potluck 6:00pm

Join us for a potluck supper before the concert. Bring a covered dish to share. Drinks and place settings will be provided. Free, of course!

Concert 7:30pm

  • $20 General Admission

  • $16 SFMS Members

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  • $10 Students

    — ages 3 to 22
  • Advance Tickets


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The Susquehanna Folk Music Society (SFMS) is supported by our members and many generous organizations.

Funding is provided by the Cultural Enrichment Fund and by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, administered locally by the Cultural Alliance of York County.

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