Over the past 25 years primarily as a solo acoustic "One man band to the bone", Kimbel has played nationally recognized Festivals, Special Events, Folk and Blues venues, Colleges, and has also been featured many times on Radio and Television shows.
Kimbel delivers spirited, dynamically-packed performances while showcasing both self-penned original songs and strong interpretations of early classic country-blues and 70's based folk while captivating audiences with his highly reviewed acoustic guitar work whether it be a performance for 40 people at a folk club or house concert, thousands at a festival or millions on television as he did regularly on QVC earlier in his career, Kimbel makes the stage his home and it shows.
The majority of Andy's audiences who have provided a foundation for his fairly consistent top ten rankings in several indie charts hail from North America, Canada, and parts of Europe. Fans of the acoustic guitar and those who play are drawn to Andy's “Acoustic Energy” as his improvisational guitar work shows remarkable musicianship,
Kimbel's shows have lots of "wow" appeal and offer a very entertaining 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 (Hot Tuna), Bob Dylan, John Prine with perhaps a little Guy Clark and yes, Keith Richards, then you will surely appreciate Andy Kimbel.
Andy also plays with very talented backing studio session musicians in a band "Andy Kimbel Express". Ask about pricing.
THE PRESS . .
Quotes from various publications and radio stations across North America and Europe
Andy Kimbel tells his story with voice and guitar, drawing on the techniques that have sustained itinerant blues artists for generations. For this talented fingerstyle guitarist, the instrument is a portable orchestra, with bass lines, chords, and fragments of melody to support his vocals.” . . .Hawaiian Public Radio
“Absolutely Invigorating, … Truly incredible…. “ Don Slepian, New Jersey Public Radio
“… He kind of opens up your soul and the music pours in” …- Tor Johnosan, WDRV, Trenton NJ
“He's blues, he's folk he's country, he's Andy Kimbel, a Philadelphia guy gone national” … Fox Television
"One man band to the bone". . . Chicago Tribune
"Amazing almost mind blowing". . New Jersey Public Radio
“Started out great and he keeps getting better! His folk, alternative pop and country blues, self-written or by other blues greats, zoom right into his audience's heart. He often provides his own percussion by placing a mic for his tapping feet while he picks his guitar.”- Tri-Cities Paper, Syracuse, NY
” 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. “. . .- Philadelphia Inquirer
"One of the best". . . WXPN Philadelphia