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“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 on my show!!
– Ray Pieters, Belgium Radio
Andy Kimbel tells his story with voice and guitar, drawing on the techniques that have sustained itinerant blues artists for generations. For this fingerstyle guitarist, the instrument is a portable orchestra, with bass lines, chords, and fragments of melody to support his vocals.”. . .
Hawaiian 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
Andy Kimbel is a great acoustic blues guitar finger-picker and string-bender!…Acoustic Guitar Magazine
“Some off the most amazing guitar work I have ever heard!” … Dan Maher, Radio Host: Inland Folk, WA</font
“A show that already has it all”.. New York Post
“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”… Gene Shey WHYY /WXPN 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” … Syracuse Post Standard
“A strong performer, plays with great sensitivity and feel for his music”… Sound Bytes
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“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
“Andy is known for his “furious” guitar styles and songs. He is among the finest fingerstyle folk and blues performers…”
. . . “Not just the songs, but the diverse flow of material and connection with the audience was amazing. He makes every song seem so fresh with energy and skill. Truly a very talented performer. Almost 3 hours flew by with the audience in his palm the entire time. Great show!”…..
Liz Palmer, Mountain Review TN
“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 placing a mic for his tapping feet while he picks his guitar.”
” 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. “. . .