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Andy's shows have had rave reviews in industry magazines, regional newspapers and on radio. He has performed major concert halls as well as private events always presenting a warm, inviting music experience. Earlier in his career, Andy performed to over 500,000 teelevision views weekly on the QVC television network. He is a professional musician and looks forward to working with you in making your event a great success.
Kimbel's shows have Lots of "wow" appeal and offer a fun time for all. If you like exciting acoustic singer songwriter guitar work and the music of Chris Smither, Leo Kottke, John Prine, Bob Dylan, Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, then you will surely appreciate a show by Andy Kimbel.
About Andy Kimbel:
Andy "Guitar" Kimbel now in his 21st year as a professional touring and recording artist, has 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.
"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.
"He can lead an energetic big band or hold an audience silent with his acoustic guitar “wizardry”. 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. Andy's own distinct interpretations set him apart and give even old traditional blues a new face. :.. New York Post
Andy on occasion, 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 music in a Jam Band environment drifting in and out of various tunes and sometimes finding a new song on the fly.
Andy over the past 21 years both solo and with a band has played Festivals, Special Events, Folk and Blues venues, Colleges, and has been featured many times on Radio and Television shows. He keeps his audiences enticed with a great flow and versatility as his fingers move effortlessly across the neck of the guitar while singing and picking rhythm patterns and leads simultaneously improvising with his own compositions and a selection of traditional standards. Andy also conducts workshops in conjunction with some of his performances where aspiring musicians learn about various guitar techniques, songwriting and music production from this seasoned professional.
Kimbel is considered to be among the finest acoustic finger style folk and blues performers. His shows have lots of "wow" appeal and offer a fun time for all. If you enjoy exciting guitar work and the music of the classic acoustic country blues masters as well as guitar styles of artists such as Jorma Kaukonen, Chris Smither, Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, John Prine and yes, Keith Richards, then you will surely appreciate a show by Andy Kimbel.