Andy Kimbel
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Andy Kimbel

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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"Various Press Clips"

"The finest singer songwriter doing the blues on the local scene"... Philadelphia Inquirer

"He's blues , he's folk he's country, he's Andy Kimbel a Philadelphia guy gone national"... Fox Television

.... really enjoyed the set at the end ESPECIALLY the mixing of celtic and blues "feel" IN THE SAME SONG!!! gotta like it! GOD, I like that!!! I know you don't need to hear it from me...but Andy is a friggin phenomenal player! I love hearing an artist who's obviously been "pushing the edge" for a long time and has found their own authentic/original writing voice...which is something when its only you and 6 strings---my hat's off to him.... Performance

"Started out great and he keeps getting better! His folk and country blues, self-written or by other blues greats, zoom right into his audience's heart. He often provides his own percussion by making his tapping feet while he picks his guitar." ... Tri Cities Newspaper

Andy Kimbel is a great acoustic blues guitar finger-picker and string-bender!...Acoustic Guitar

... "There is a nice balance between his own material and covers, these covers are so well and personally done, that you almost don't recognize the originals, Great!!" Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to play such great music in my show!! ...Ray Pieters, Belgium radio

"Some off the most amazing guitar work I have ever heard!" ... Dan Maher, Radio Host: Inland Folk, WA

"...furious finger-picking country bluesman"... Syracuse New Times

"His always expressive guitar playing that ranged from frolicking and exuberant to driving and soulful. Whether picking, plucking, or using a skillful slide, Kimbel brings to the stage vision of the roots of American Music that conjures up everything from rambling railroad trains to dark and lonely nights of solitary traveling"... Pam Miller, Big Shout Magazine

"A show that already has it all".. Welcomemat...

"One of the finest blues singer songwriters going today. ...continues to garner national acclaim"...Philadelphia Weekly

"Keeps getting better and better...Now knocking'em dead with original material"... WHYY FM Philadelphia

"Acoustic Guitar Wizard".. North Wales Reporter

One of the most energetic and passionate musicians on the acoustic scene"... WDVR, Wilmington DE

"Kimbel builds tension in his music by modulating the volume and tempo of his guitar-picking while he wails on blues standards or his own blues based compositions" .... Philadelphia Inquirer

"An outstanding out -front performer" ... Delaware County Times

"An artist who's star is rising quickly" ...WBAI N.Y.

"Real real good Blues" ...WKHS Baltimore, Whorton MD

" The most passionate and energetic Acoustic Musician"...
WPGR Wilmington DE

"... He kind of opens up your soul and the music pours in"...
WDRV Trenton, Philadelphia

... Kimbel's original work shows that he is an emotional force in his own right" ... Post Standard

"A strong performer, plays with great sensitivity and feel for his music"... Sound Bytes - Various


Discography

Blues and Other Moods, Look Into Your Eyes, Dust My Broom, Live and several recordings floating around from live performances. Please visit Itunes.com to download.

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Andy Kimbel is a very talented folk and country-blues performer whose star is rising quickly on the national blues and folk scene. You will hear the influences of traditional blues, folk, R&B and a touch of New Orleans style roots music in Andy Kimbel's performances.

Andy now in his 17th year as a performing musician, is often been thought of as a real "musicians musician" with his great improvisational skill and ability to create a show on the fly to fit the tone and mood of an audience or venue. He performs a unique selection of material that ranges from gentle ballads and pointed originals, to hard driving country blues and slide guitar using various tunings and harmonics. His own distinct interpretations set him apart and give even old traditional blues a new face. He keeps his audiences enticed with a great flow and versatility as his fingers move effortlessly across the neck of the guitar while picking rhythm patterns and leads simultaneously improvising with his own compositions and a selection of traditional standards.

"His always expressive guitar playing that ranges from frolicking and exuberant to driving and soulful. Whether picking, plucking, or using a skillful slide, Kimbel brings to the stage vision of the roots of American Music that conjures up everything from rambling railroad trains to dark and lonely nights of solitary traveling"...Big Shout Magazine

As a touring solo performer, Andy has played major Festivals, Special Events, Folk and Blues venues, Colleges, and has been featured many times on Radio and Television shows. He is a seasoned performer known for his Acoustic Guitar finger picking with the Blues influence.

Andy's shows have Lots of "wow" appeal and offer a fun time for all. If you like exciting acoustic guitar work and the music of the classic acoustic country blues masters as well as Chris Smither, John Prine, Bob Dylan, Lyle Lovett Tom Rush and John Hiatt, then you will surely appreciate a show by Andy Kimbel.

Andy also has a band called the Andy Kimbel Express that presents a whole new dimension to his music and performance. The group consists of experienced session musicians. The band offers a flow of R&B, New Orleans Roots, Pop, Rock & Roll and Blues in a Jam Band environment drifting in and out of various tunes and sometimes finding a new song on the fly. The band has played larger festivals and concert events and has also enjoyed performances on Fox Television and several other network programs.
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