Sharing their God-given talents with me, you, and the world, [Erik and Nate] play everything I wish I could ask them to, but I am glad I don’t have to (that’s good ‘cause they don’t need my input). They also leave space, and play melody, and groove like a freight train...add that to their creative prowess and we have this wonderful recording. I am honored to be a part of it, and to have these guys along side me as we grow musically together, and separately. Honored!– Jim
Jim Hurst is a guitar veteran, known for his live performances, recorded music and tours with several, well-known Country and Bluegrass bands. Jim received IBMA’s 'Guitar Player of the Year' Award twice now, and was nominated in 2015 and again this year, 2016. He is lauded by his peers and fans for his combination style of finger-style and flat-pick on guitar. He tours nationally performing his solo show, teaching and leading the ‘JHT’. The trio first performed as part of ‘Bluegrass and Beyond’ in the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Theater on November 7th, 2015 and will return again this year, November 19, 2016.
Erik Alvar, a commercial music graduate of Florida State University and current masters in music performance student at the University of Florida, found a home in the acoustic music community beginning at a young age performing with various bluegrass and folk groups and has since toured with many of Tennessee’s artists including the Roys, Rebecca Frazier & Hit and Run and Billy Strings and in a variety of theater shows including; A Christmas Story the Musical, Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes, and Classic Nashville Roadshow. Erik is the JHT bassist of choice and sings harmony.
Nate Lee, is a Nashville based musician with a well-respected dedication to the fiddle and mandolin. His mentors, fellow musicians, and fans have taken notice and he was awarded a 2015 IBMA Momentum Performance Award for fiddle, Instrumentalist. Nate teaches and performs on both mandolin and fiddle and sings harmony with The JHT.