Welcome to the November/December 2015 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. This is the first issue of our 20th year (Volume 20, Number 1). This is going to be a special year for us as we will be featuring a lot of the flatpicking guitar heroes who we featured back during out first few years of publication . So, in this issue our cover story article features Jim Hurst, who first appeared on the cover of Volume 3, Number 2 of the magazine. Also, in this issue we catch up with Tim May and we also feature Ivas John, a flat picker, singer, and songwriter from Illinois. We hope you enjoy this issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.