Andy Kimbel
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Andy Kimbel

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"In The Press"

The Press:

"The finest singer songwriter doing the blues on the local scene"... Philadelphia Inquirer
.. He kind of opens up your soul and the music pours in"...
WDRV Trenton, Philadelphia

"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 phenominal 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 miking 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...and 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
.. 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

October 31, 2007
Over 35,000 visitors per month to Andy Kimbel’s web sites
The Song “Red Hot Blues” an average of 13,000 downloads each month
The Song Dust My Broom an average of 11000 downloads each month

Andy will be on Fox Television This Spring Visit for updates and schedule.

For availability, call 215-885-4222.
- Various Press Clips


Andy's music is timeless. In addition to current material, songs he recorded 12 years ago are still getting air play and downloaded today.

Among his more notable airplay songs are:
Dust My Broom
Red Hot Summer Blues (with members of his Express Blues Band)
Folsom Prison Blues
If I had A Boat
Drivin' (Guitar Instrumental)
Hang Me
Look Into Your Eyes
Danny had the Blues
Goin to New Orleans
Some Like the Rain
Bring it On
High Heel Sneekers
Statesboro Blues
Handsome Molly
Through Your Hands

His CD "Blues & Other Moods is commercially available.

There are a few live recordings circulating .




"His music is passionate, energetic and emotionally
charged. Often, Andy will dazzle his audience with
bluesy improvisations making it almost impossible to hear the same song performed twice the same way."

Andy Kimbel is a very talented folk and country-blues performer whose star is rising quickly on the national blues and folk scene. Listen to him play and you will hear the influences of traditional blues, folk, R&B and a touch of New Orleans style roots music.

Hard to pigeonhole, Kimbel has been likened to Lightning Hopkins, Chris Smither, John Hammond and Leo Kotkke. 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. Andy is a great improviser, often re-inventing words and music using the themes of traditional blues stemming from the early 20’s to the mid 30’s.

"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

WXPN Philadelphia PA declares, "Andy's knocking them dead with his original material!" Andy's picture graced the cover of the Philadelphia Inquirer earlier in his career. The accompanying article hailed Andy as "Definitely the finest singer songwriters doing the blues on the regional scene." Dan Maher of the popular Inland Folk radio program heard in Washington State says: "Some of the most incredible guitar finger picking I have ever heard." Michael Paul, WPGR Wilmington says: "Andy is one of the most talented, passionate and energetic singer songwriters." The Syracuse Post Standard declares: "Andy Kimbel is an emotional force in his own right".

Andy has performed on national television for hundreds of thousands of viewers regularly on QVC's “Jammin' in the Kitchen” with Steve Bryant. On his tours, Andy has played as many as 200 shows a year with engagements at festivals, folk and blues halls, and Guitar workshops. His Workshops are interesting and informative.

The Web continues to receive thousands of visitors each month where Andy’s “Red Hot Blues” averages over 13,000 downloads in the same time period.

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