Sponsored by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society: Jim Hurst is a master of bluegrass and country music, with smooth vocals and jaw-dropping guitar-picking chops. He plays acoustic and electric guitar, plus mandolin, and sings both melody and harmony. During his eclectic career, he has played with Holly Dunn's Rio Band, Trisha Yearwood, Claire Lynch and the Front Porch String Band, and bassist Missy Raines. He's been named Guitar Player of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Revered by novice guitarists and famous musicians, and highly sought after as an instructer and session musician, Jim is also charmingly affable and approachable. Since launching his solo career in 2010, Jim has released four CDs. He performs full time and teaches at guitar workshops and music camps in North America and Europe. While he occasionally collaborates with other bluegrass greats, his solo performance is what keeps audiences mesmerized.